Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre, Cork Traveller Visibility Group, St. Catherine’s Community Services Centre and Wicklow Travellers Group have teamed up in a new national pilot project to employ four Traveller Domestic, Sexual Gender-based Violence (DSGBV) Community Workers.  The project is funded by Tusla the Child and Family Agency.

The aims of the project:

  • To support Traveller knowledge and understanding of, and response to, issues of domestic, sexual and gender-based violence

  • Improve responses to domestic, sexual and gender-based violence against Travellers through service and policy development

  • Work to ensure equality of access to, and outcomes from, domestic, sexual and gender-based violence services to identify barriers and effectively engage with Traveller women in accessing and using their services.

The work:

  • Promote a model of Traveller participation in the prevention of domestic, sexual and gender-based violence

  • Liaise and create dialogue between Travellers and domestic, sexual and gender-based violence service providers in their local areas

  • Create and carry out awareness raising and capacity building activities in their local areas

  • Inform domestic, sexual and gender-based violence policy and practice at local and regional levels

For more information or to contact local Traveller Women Awareness Workers see our leaflet or contact the National Coordinator for the Traveller DSGBV Pilot Project Laura Pohjolainen  Email: laura.pohjolainen@pavee.ie

Carlow Traveller DSGBV Community Worker: Megan Berry

Cork Traveller DSGBV Community Worker: Eileen Burke

Fingal Traveller DSGBV Community Worker: Brigid Collins

Wicklow Traveller DSGBV Community Worker: Anne Doonan