Please join us to acknowledge this important day.
UL Hospitals Group has joined forces with An Garda Síochána, Adapt House, Clare Haven and Ascend Services as part of the annual Campaign 16 Days Opposing Violence Against Women. These multi-agencies made up of representatives from statutory, community and voluntary organisations come together to promote a coordinated approach to tackling violence against women in the Mid-West region. A range of activities are planned to raise awareness about issues of domestic, sexual and gender-based Violence.
The campaign runs from November 25th (UN Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to December 10th (International Human Rights Day). In support of the campaign, Plassey House will be in lit up in Purple on Thursday 25th November. You are also invited to join the conversation with Miriam Duffy, Director of the Rape Crisis Midwest and member of the UL Sexual Health & Wellbeing Group @ 13h00 to discuss the effects of violence on women, the importance of the 16-day campaign and the support services that are offered in the rape crisis centre.
This year local landmarks will ‘purple up’ to show solidarity with the campaign. On-campus Plassey House will be lit purple to show UL’s support for the 16 Day campaign. Unfortunately, each year, the list of women who have died by violence in our country grows. These 16 days provides a space to remember those who have lost their lives to violence but also highlight the ongoing work needed to prevent future tragedies.
Domestic abuse can occur in many forms, this includes:
Physical, Sexual, Emotional, Psychological, Financial and Coercive control.
Domestic violence typically involves a current or ex-partner. It can take place regardless of a person’s gender or sexuality.
If you or someone you know needs any support, you can attend the Emergency Department, or contact:
- ADAPT: 1800 200504
- CLAREHAVEN: 065 6822435
- ASCEND: 0505 23999
- Women’s Aid: 1800 341900
- Rape Crisis 061311511
- Gardai 999