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Dundalk Women’s Aid join 16 Days of Action global campaign against domestic violence

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Ann Larkin, Womens Aid lights candles for people at the vigil held in Dundalk for the late Ashling Murphy in January. Photo: Ken Finegan/www.newspics.ie

Ann Larkin, Womens Aid lights candles for people at the vigil held in Dundalk for the late Ashling Murphy in January. Photo: Ken Finegan/www.newspics.ie

Ann Larkin, Womens Aid lights candles for people at the vigil held in Dundalk for the late Ashling Murphy in January. Photo: Ken Finegan/www.newspics.ie

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Women’s Aid Dundalk are once again taking part in the global campaign “16 Days of Action”, running from the November 25 (International Day for elimination of violence against women) to December 10 (Human Rights Day). This sixteen day day campaign is held once a year to raise awareness of Domestic Abuse.

This theme for this year’s campaign is is “UNITE’ and Women’s Aid Dundalk, who have have been part of this global campaign for many years , hope to unite the local community in responding to domestic violence.

Locally, Women’s Aid Dundalk has several awareness raising events happening during the 16 days.

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The organisation is delighted to have the opportunity to partner with Dundalk FM and its morning show Town Talk. Each day before the show gets underway, Town Talk have generously agreed to give volunteers airtime for sixteen days to broadcast a fact, myth or statistic about Domestic Violence.

Women’s Aid Dundalk also have three awareness raising days in DKIT at the end of November, a chance to meet with our support service staff and get information.

Local TD’s, Councillors and well-known local people from Dundalk, were keen to help in any way they could, so during the 16 days they will be joining in the oranisation’s social media campaign across all the socials to voice their support and how you can help and get involved.

Women’s Aid Dundalk manager Ann Larkin, will be giving a talk about their work on the morning Monday December 5 at the Oriel Centre for members of the recently established Women’s Shed.

There will also be a gathering at An Tain Arts Centre on Wednesday December 7, with members of the community in a view to establishing a robust community forum, aiming to explore and promote the community response to Domestic violence in Dundalk

Women’s Aid Dundalk are grateful for the support of Digital Screen Displays who have are giving them free use of their signage to promote their services during the 16 days,

Domestic Violence doesn’t exist in isolation it affects many facets of a woman and her children’s lives. It is an extremely complex issue and has huge impact on both women and children.

Women’s Aid Dundalk provides several services to support women and children. Crisis accommodation, 24hour helpline (042 9333244), court clinic, children’s supportive therapies, supervised access, 1-2-1 work, Advocacy, accompaniment, outreach, supported housing and a community crèche.


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