16 Days of Action
Today marks the beginning of the 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women – a time to
come together and work to prevent and end violence against women around the world. The campaign
runs from the 25th of November, the International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women, to the
10th of December, Human Rights Day.
In Ireland, 1 in 5 women who have been in a relationship have been abused by a current or former partner. (O,Connor, M, & Kelleher Associates, Making the Links, Women’s Aid, 1995). Additionally, since 1996, 225 women have died violently in the Republic of Ireland. 61% were killed in their homes. (Women’s Aid Femicide Watch 2018).
This year, to mark the International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women, the Violence Against Women (VAW) programme in Pavee Point held an informative, interactive, in-house workshop for staff, ‘Strong Hands Stop Violence Against Women’.
In the workshop, the programme highlighted the importance of Traveller and Roma women and men working together to end violence against women through an art project.
You can follow our 16 Days of Action campaign on Pavee Point’s Facebook and Twitter:
For further information, please contact our VAW programme:
Tessa Collins, Senior Community Development Worker; firstname.lastname@example.org
Bridget Winters, Community Development Worker; email@example.com
Laura Pohjolainen, Co-Ordinator; firstname.lastname@example.org