YWCA Ireland 16 Days of Action

From 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10th December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world.

Did you know that one in three women worldwide face abuse, violence and rape everyday?  In Ireland, one in five women experience domestic violence during their lifetime, and it is estimated that 213,000 women in Ireland are living with severe abuse from their boyfriends, husbands and partners.

This year, during the 16 Days of Action, we are calling on our YWCA  Sisters and Supporters to join us in raising awareness of, and calling for an end to, all forms of violence against women and girls. Anyone can take part in  the 16 Days campaign, through raising awareness on social media or running or attending a 16 days event in your local area. 

YWCA Events and Activities 
:Wednesday, 25th November 2015
Time: 1pm
Venue: Monaghan Town Centre
YWCA Monaghan  in partnership with Monaghan Women’s Network and Tearmann Domestic Violence Service invite you to the official photo launch of the 16 Days of Action in Co. Monaghan. Come along to the courthouse in Monaghan Town and wear something orange!

Date:Saturday, 28th November 2015
Time: 9:30am
Venue: YWCA Monaghan, North Road, Monaghan Town
 YWCA Monaghan invite you to their annual breakfast event. Gemma Kelly from Tearfund Ireland will be speaking on the No Child Taken Campaign. Come along and bring a friend!

Follow YWCA Ireland on Facebook and Twitter for facts, figures and reflections on violence against women throughout the 16 Days of Action.

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