Friday 20 April 2018

Half of women victims killed by 'bare hands'

half of Irish women killed in violent circumstances in the past two decades have died at the "bare hands" of a partner.

An expert in the area of violence against women has revealed that half of female victims of violence have been beaten or strangled by a partner or ex-partner.

The majority of the remainder of female victims have been killed by weapons including knives, guns and hammers.

Margaret Martin, of Women's Aid, was speaking at a conference to highlight awareness of violence against women at the National College of Art and Design. A total of 213 women have been killed in violent circumstances in Ireland between December 1995 and November 2013.

Irish Independent

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