The 16 Days of Action Campaign is an important opportunity to raise awareness and call for changes at an international, national and local level to make women and children safe from abuse.
The campaign runs from 25th November (UN Day For the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10th December 2019 (International Human Rights Day).
The focus of this year’s Women’s Aid campaign includes:
- Legacy of Loss for Women, Families and Communities Women’s Aid Femicide Seminar
- Save it – Share It National Awareness campaign
1. Legacy of Loss for Women, Families and Communities
Women’s Aid Femicide Seminar 22nd November 2019
Join us for the launch of the Women’s Aid Femicide Watch (Republic of Ireland) 2019 and seminar exploring the issues of domestic violence and homicide, international good practice for domestic homicide reviews, the impact of domestic homicide on families and media reporting of violence against women.
- Friday 22nd November 2019, 9.30am to 1.30pm, Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council offices, Dublin 8
Speakers include: Sarah Benson (CEO, Women’s Aid), Norah Gibbons (Independent Study on Familicide and Domestic Homicide Reviews), Frank Mullane (CEO, Advocacy after Fatal Domestic Abuse), Ryan Hart (CoCo Awareness), Kathleen Chada (Sentencing and Victim Equality), Dr. Anne O’Brien (Maynooth University), Gillian Dennehy (Services Manager, Women’s Aid).
Event will be chaired by Claire Byrne, Broadcaster.
Register online at www.womensaid.ie/registration by Monday 18th November 2019. This event is free of charge and the venue is fully accessible. Irish Sign Language is available.
2. Save It – Share It National Awareness Campaign 25th November to 10th December 2019
During the 16 Days campaign Women’s Aid are asking for your help. The Women’s Aid National Helpline is open 24 hours a day, everyday of the week. The only problem is, not many women know about it. There are women suffering who we could help, if they only knew we were here. Through this campaign we want every woman in Ireland to have this number. We want every woman in Ireland to know that we are here for them if they ever feel afraid, or if they ever feel unsafe. So we’re asking you to save this number, 1800 341 900 and share it.
The more women who have this number, the more women we can help.
The campaign will run in local communities and online during the 16 Days of Action. Order your free campaign pack today. The pack includes:
- Save It Share It Awareness Poster
- Domestic Violence Awareness Infographic
- Awareness Stickers
- Coercive Control Guide
You can also support the campaign online via our website and social media campaign from 25th November.
Email Cristin.firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the pack.