Women’s Aid

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He kicked her face with such a force that her head went back and was “split open in two different places”. File photograph: Getty Images

More than 19,100 contacts were made with the Women’s Aid charity’s direct services last year. Almost 17,000 disclosures of domestic violence were mad(...)

Almost 700 disclosures involved sexual abuse, including 316 cases of rape within relationships. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Women’s Aid experienced an increase of more than 70 per cent in calls to its national helpline last year, after it moved to a 24-hour service, a repor(...)

Facebook is to use photo-matching technology to prevent the further sharing of reported images on Facebook, Messenger and Instagram. Photograph: iStock

Facebook is cracking down on “revenge porn” on its platform, introducing new reporting tools that will make it easier to get intimate images shared wi(...)

Victims of domestic violence have reported threats of rape and murder from partners and ex-partners via text and social media.

Efforts to bar perpetrators of domestic violence from contacting their victims online are welcome but may be difficult to enforce in practice, accordi(...)

Women’s Aid said eligibility for protection and safety orders was extended in 2011. Photograph: Thinkstock

The number of court orders made to bar individuals from the family home has fallen by 38 per cent in eight years, new figures show. The number of sa(...)

In one refuge only one in 10 women who sought help were accommodated up to the end of March this year. Photograph: Getty Images

Up to 80 per cent of women fleeing domestic violence were turned away from Dublin refuges in the first quarter of this year because of the crisis in a(...)

A referendum should be held to enshrine economic, social and cultural rights in the Constitution, a network of advocacy groups has said.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A referendum should be held to enshrine economic, social and cultural rights in the Constitution, a network of advocacy groups has said. The Communit(...)

“It should and must be possible for men and women to work collaboratively to end domestic abuse. While not all white people are racist, they benefit from being white. Similarly, not all men are abusers but they benefit from being men.” File photograph: Getty Images

For decades, feminism was supposed to be women’s work, though women can no more mitigate sexism without engaging men than people of colour can address(...)

Shoes representing lives lost through partner violence are displayed by Women’s Aid outside Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Promised emergency barring orders and the creation of a specific criminal offence of stalking would be implemented if the Government was serious about(...)

Judge Sinéad Ní Chulacháin granted a protection order, requiring the young man not to use violence against his mother or put her in fear of violence. She adjourned the ex-parte case – in which only one side is heard – to the new year when she will hear from both parties.

Five emergency domestic violence orders were granted by a judge at the Dublin District Family Court yesterday after violent incidents over the weekend(...)

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