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Day 4: Colm O’Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty International, Ireland Speaks in Support of the 16 Days Campaign.

Colm O’Gorman, Executive Director, Amnesty International Ireland:

Violence against women is a fundamental human rights issue. The scale of the problem is staggering with the rights of women and girls to security, adequate housing, health, food and education constantly under threat.  It is also a development issue. Violence against women is inextricably linked to poverty and disadvantage. It has huge economic and social costs at every level of society. Put simply, this is something we cannot afford to ignore.

But if we are to succeed in tackling the problem it is crucial that the voices and experiences of women, those most affected, are at the heart of the strategies we need to overcome violence against women and to build safe, sustainable communities.

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16 Books for 16 Days – Book 4

Day 4: Tragedy in Tin Can Holler by Rozetta Mowrey (2009)

Tragedy in Tin Can Holler is a captivating must read true story of a family’s past transgressions revealing a family member who was a serial killer that got away with murder during the great depression, incest and child abuse, lies and betrayals and domestic violence buried for decades! The vicious murder of the author’s mother haunted her for 48 years, but discovering the truth about her mother’s murder was just the tip of the iceberg. Her story is spell-bounding as she unveils the hidden secrets that shocked the residents of 3 counties in southeast Tennessee. This book has also been made into a documentary.

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Day 4 of the 16 Days of Action Campaign

The staff and volunteers at Inishowen Women’s Outreach, Co. Donegal, have organised a bucket collection throughout the area today, day 4 of the 16 Days Campaign.  Good luck with the collection and we hope they are wrapped up warm. 

In Kilkenny, a all day Non Violence Seminar is taking place at the Bishop Birch Learning Centre. 

Other events continuing today are:

  • The Women’s Aid 16 Facts for 16 Days Email Awareness Campaign
  • The Women’s Aid 16 Books for 16 Days Campaign in conjunction with Chapters Books, Dublin 2
  • The Aoibhneas Email Awareness Campaign
  • 16 Rights for 16 Days in Sligo

 

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Non-Violence Seminar to be held in Kilkenny City

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Hospital FRC launch student-designed information leaflet

Coffee_670Hospital Family Resource Centre will launch an information leaflet designed by students from Youth Reach in Hospital. The information card, which will be distributed around the area, has useful contacts for services for people affected by Domestic Violence.

The leaflet will be launched at a coffee morning on Thursday 28th November 2009 from 10am – 12.30pm. During the morning there will be a talk on Positive Mental Health.

For further information, please contact the centre on 061 383884.

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Inishowen Women’s Outreach, Co. Donegal

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Inishowen Women’s Outreach (IWO) has organised a number of activities for the 16 Days Campaign this year.  They will use the time to raise awareness of the issue of domestic violence, to promote their services for women and to raise much needed funds for the organisation. 

During the 16 Days campaign the IWO will hold a coffee morning and discussions with local women’s groups.  On 28th November they will hold bucket collections through the area and also sell Christmas cards to raise funds for the service.

For more information contact Inishowen Women’s Outreach on 074- 93 73232 or email inishowenwomensoutreach@eircom.net.

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