Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence

Pavee Point, since the early 90s, has been working to end violence against women in the Traveller and Roma communities, violence which affects one in four women across all strata in society.

Pavee Point supports a gender responsive approach to violence against women that recognises how the experiences of violence are compounded for Traveller and Roma women due to gender and ethnicity.

Pavee Point’s work highlights the barriers for Traveller and Roma women using DSGBV services, promotes equality of outcomes in policy and raises awareness on women’s rights in Traveller and Roma communities.

We work with service providers and provide information materials and training to promote good practice when working with Traveller and Roma women.

We also develop accessible information materials for Traveller and Roma women on domestic and sexual violence.

Traveller Women Awareness Workers

Pavee Point coordinates the Traveller Domestic, Sexual Gender-based Project Established in 2018.  This project is now  a collaboration with Cork Traveller Visibility Group, St. Catherine’s Community Services Centre, Donegal Travellers’ Project, Galway Traveller Movement and Wicklow Travellers’ Group.

The project aims to increase Traveller women’s access to services and protections by working with the community and with service providers and policy makers. The project maps out specific issues and barriers that Traveller women face in relation to domestic and sexual violence and develops responses.  The project employs Traveller Women’s Awareness Workers in a number of regions.

Pavee Point supports a gender responsive approach to violence against women that recognises how the experiences of violence are compounded for Traveller and Roma women due to gender and ethnicity.

Third National Strategy on DSGBV