‘One in Five Women’


As part of our annual ‘One in Five Women’ Campaign, during the
International 16 Days of Action (25th November to 10th December 2012),
Women’s Aid has produced a brilliant new awareness raising video which
you can log into via Facebook for a personalised interaction. You can
also watch the video without using Facebook.

Click here to watch either version: www.womensaid.ie/oneinfivewomen

One in five women in Ireland experiences domestic abuse. It can happen
to any woman, in any home and at any stage of her life.

The video tells the story of Lisa who is suffering abuse from her
partner. The scene shows an incident of emotional and verbal abuse and
its impact on her. Yet the video has a positive message. And you can be
part of it.

Please support and show solidarity online with women experiencing
domestic abuse by watching and sharing this video, by email, on
Facebook, and on Twitter.

It takes less than 2 minutes to watch and share with your friends
online. Visit www.womensaid.ie/oneinfivewomen to see how you can help
women like Lisa find their voice.

The Women’s Aid ‘One in Five Women’ campaign launches on 22nd November
at 11am with the National Balloon Action when thousands of purple and
white balloons are released in local communities across Ireland.

For information, news and events on the 16 Days of Action in Ireland go
to www.womensaid.ie/16daysblog or follow @womens_aid or

Thanks for your support,

Margaret Martin



Don’t Be Afraid to Call If You Are Afraid of Someone Close

Women’s Aid marks the 20th year of its National Freephone Helpline by launching its new ‘Don’t Be Afraid’ national public awareness advertising campaign. The campaign encourages women living with domestic abuse to speak up and to call the Women’s Aid National Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900.

One in five women in Ireland is affected by domestic abuse but a third of those will never tell anyone what is happening to them. We understand that it is difficult for women experiencing domestic abuse to talk about what is happening. Many women are afraid that they will not be believed or that they will blamed for the abuse. Others struggle to find the words to describe their situation. All too often, women feel alone and isolated, unaware that help is available or unable to make sense of what is being done to them.

Women’s Aid hopes that the ‘Don’t Be Afraid’ campaign will show women that they do not have to suffer domestic abuse in silence.

For more information on the campaign visit www.womensaid.ie/campaigns

If you or someone you know is affected by domestic abuse call the Women’s Aid National Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900 (10am to 10pm, 7 days a week)

This campaign is funded by Cosc, the National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence (www.cosc.ie)

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