Women’s Aid

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“Helpline calls and the needs of women are becoming more and more complex as the years pass.” Photograph: iStock

Women’s Aid refuges in Northern Ireland became the first home for 10 newborn babies last year, according to its annual report. The report, which is d(...)

President Michael D Higgins has invited  men and people of all genders “to stand in solidarity with women, and develop a strong coalition working towards the achievement of gender equality”. File photograph: EPA

President Michael D Higgins has said it is “high time that we end the scourge” of violence against women, in remarks to mark International Day for the(...)

Suzanna Cawley and Chris Cawley, sister and brother of Celine Cawley who was killed by her husband 10 years ago attended the launch of Women’s Aid  Femicide Watch Report 2018 in Dublin File photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

The siblings of Celine Cawley, who was killed by her husband Eamonn Lillis in their home in Howth, Co Dublin, have called for legal reforms that would(...)

The Central Statistics Office said it would not publish Garda statistics on domestic violence. Photograph: NCDV

It’s a brutally simple image, familiar and shocking at the same time; a close-up of a woman’s face with blood smeared horizontally and vertically acro(...)

“The reduction in sentence makes a very significant difference in the maturity of a young child and their ability to deal with the challenges of the release of their father from prison.” File photograph: Getty Images

Victim’s letter: Dear Justice Edwards, Justice Birmingham and Justice Mahon Your judgment in February to reduce the sentence by 2 years for marital (...)

Out of the 22 murder suicides involving female victims since 1996, 21 were carried out by a current or former partner. File photograph: Getty Images

Men who kill their wives or girlfriends get significantly less jail time than men who take the life of a woman that they do not know, new figures sugg(...)

 Domestic abuse: “It is vital for the woman, as well as the children’s safety, that a victim of domestic violence is not put into the situation where she is intimidated by her partner into agreeing to unsafe or unfair arrangements,” says Women’s Aid.

Women who have been victims of domestic abuse may be pressurised to take part in mediation with their estranged partners if proposed new legislation i(...)

In the first quarter of 2017 the domestic violence support service recorded  133 visits from women, compared to 103 visits for the same time last year. Graphic: Getty Images

The country’s leading in-courthouse support service for women who have experienced domestic abuse has seen an increase in clients of more than 30 per (...)

A mural against violence toward women, in Ankara, Turkey. File photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

Women’s Aid has voiced concerns over a Dublin-based modelling agency’s plan to bring the controversial Black Dot campaign to Ireland. The campaign, (...)

Women’s Aid Impact Report: Prof Stephanie Holt, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone and Sinéad Burke at the launch on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Courts must consider any history of domestic violence when they make orders for access to children, an expert on children and domestic violence has sa(...)

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