Women’s Aid Weekly News Digest

newspaper_5EACH FRIDAY from now until the end of the Campaign, we’ll post media stories on the issue of violence against women under various headings.  The pieces come from Irish newspapers and websites as well as selected international news sources.

We hope you find the News Digest service useful and interesting.

WOMEN’S AID

 Cross-party tributes in Dail to late former FG TD Nuala Fennell

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Provocative exhibit speaks to those who commit, permit domestic violence

Back to the past: Catherine and her daughters continue to fight to live normal lives after the harm

Rising status does little to stem abuse

Husband fined over his crowbar threat to wife

Major domestic violence workshop

Report intensifies calls for Sligo refuge centre

Economic downturn sees upsurge in domestic violence

Domestic violence service in crisis

Domestic violence services under pressure

Kidman speaks out on domestic violence

Women at risk as recession fuels domestic violence

Domestic Violence surges in Donegal

Irate Kidman unleashes attack on the ‘sleazy’ film industry

Jury to deliberate in rape case

FEMICIDE

Nash charged over Grangegorman murders

Du Plantier group welcome decision to send gardai to Paris

Derry murder trial adjourned until tomorrow

Omagh fire in which family perished appeared to be deliberate, court told

Murdered Derry woman ‘badly beaten’

Derry man on trial for murder admits killing woman (30)

Mother found daughter’s body, court told

Victim said she wanted killer out of her life

Man held over fatal stabbing

SEXUAL VIOLENCE

The power of silence

Survivors of sexual abuse urged to reach out for help

Rape victims having to travel to Mullingar is ‘a further violation’

TRAFFICKING AND PROSTITUTION

Outlawing the purchase of sex must be considered, says ICI

Call for increased efforts to tackle sex trade

State urged to pay compensation to trafficking victims

Women paying up to €5,000 for false papers are forced into prostitution

(*While some articles may report on specific cases going through the courts or in the media, Women’s Aid does not comment on individual cases.)

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