16 days of action

16 Days of Action Opposing Violence against Women

25th November to 10th December 2015

16 Days of Action Opposing Violence against Women Campaign 2015

Since 1996 in Ireland 209 women who have been murdered in Ireland. The loss of life represents the loss of a daughter, mother, cousin, aunt, grandmother, niece and friend. Although these women share a life lost, we have an obligation to promote women’s basic rights.

We have an obligation to promote women’s basic human rights by breaking the cycle of domestic violence. Every woman is entitled to live without the fear or threat of violence.

Everyday women and children who experience domestic violence suffer a social and societal injustice. We need to send a strong message that domestic violence is not acceptable in our community.

We need to act now and seek the elimination of all forms of violence.

National Balloon Action 2015

Aoibhneas will join the Annual 'One in Five Women' National Balloon Action in Solidarity with Women Living with Domestic Violence

The Annual ‘One in Five Women’ National Balloon Release is a nationwide solidarity campaign to highlight the levels of domestic violence against women in Ireland. Groups of five balloons, four purple and a single white balloon with the One in Five logo will visually represent the number of women who will experience domestic violence in Ireland.

Venue: Aoibhneas Women and Children's Refuge

Date: 25th November 2015

Time: 11am

Refuge Activity Schedule

Aoibhneas in association with the 16 days of action will host a number of events for our service users. The events will take on preventative, awareness raising and creative themes.

Information Stand

Our outreach worker Anne-Marie will be in attendance to offer information and/or support.

Venue: Coolock Library

Date: 1st December 2015

Time: 10am-1pm

Venue: Northside Civic Centre

Date: 1st December 2015

Time: 1pm-4pm

Conference Launch

Aoibhneas in partnership with Dublin 15 Domestic Violence Working Group will be hosting a conference themed Preventing Family Violence.

Venue: Draiocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15

Date: 27th November 2015

Time: 9.30am-1pm

Near FM- Panel Discussion

In recognition and support of the 16 days of action Aoibhneas took part in a panel discussion ‘Stop Violence against Women’ which aired on Near FM.

Date: 25th November 2015

Listen to the hour long interview by clicking on the link below.