On Friday 27th November, COPE Galway, Waterside House launched its poster campaign. The campaign was launched by the Connaught Rugby squad with the tagline “REAL MEN SAY THERE ARE NO EXCUSES FOR VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN”. The reference to “REAL MEN” is to draw attenstion to the fact that in general sportsmen provide very positive role models for many men and as such thay are ideally placed to deliver powerful messages about men’s behaviour.
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Today is the third day of the 16 Days Campaign and there are a number of interesting events taking place around the country;
- Tearmann Domestic Violence Service awareness raising initiative
- YANA (You are not alone), Johnny Cash tribute night in Mallow
- Wellness workshop in Kildare
- Vista Community Development Project, Dublin 8 Commemoration Servivce
- Pamper Day in Donegal
- Galway Rape Crisis Centre Conference
There will be a series of ‘wellness workshops’ at different Centres (The Curragh Pride FRC, Newbridge FRC and Allenwood CDP). These will look at stress relief, relaxation and positive visualisation for women. These sessions also provide an opportunity to raise awareness, provide information and offer support.
The Vista Community Development Project in Donore Avenue, Dublin 8 have planned a commemoration for women murdered in Ireland since 1996 as part of their 16 Days of Action Campaign.
On Friday 27th November they will gather in Donore Youth and Community Centre, Dublin for an awareness raising morning and a candle lighting service. The agende for the event is as follows:
“The Evolution of Empathy Towards Women Living with Domestic Violence”
10am – 10.20 Candle Lighting Service
10.20am – D12 Domestic Violence Service
10.45am – Lorraine O’Connor (A Personal Journey through Domestic Violence)
11.00am – Group Discussion on Evolution of Empathy for Women Living with Domestic Violence
For more information on the event contact Alicia Gayson on 01 4543074 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vista CDP Brochure
The Donegal Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre are holding a Coffee Morning and Pamper Day in their centre on Friday 27th November 2009 from 11 am.
All are welcome to come and enjoy a bit of much deserved pampering. Please book your appointment in advance on 074-9128211.
The Galway Rape Crisis Centre (GRCC) is taking part in the 16 Days Campaign.
The organisation has planned a conference called, “The Next 25 Years: Soceital Responses to Rape and Sexual Abuse” to mark its 25th Anniversary. The conference will take place on Friday 27th November and is open to all. If you are interested in attending you can download the flyer here.
The GRCC have also planned an online campaign which will promote the 16 Days and will focus on sexual violence. Each day of the campaign they will publish a specific issue on sexual violence and post it to their website, facebook page and twitter account.
For more information on the GRCC 16 Days Campaign contact Louise Murphy on 091-583149 or email email@example.com.