Women’s Aid have contributed a Guest Blog to the “Voices from the 2009 16 Days Campaign.” This campaign is organised by the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership who are using this occasion to acknowledge the work of different organisations worldwide for their commitment to ending violence against women.
Women’s Aid guest blog can be viewed here:
Today is Day 9 of the Campaign and here is a flavour of the events taking place in Ireland and abroad:
Women’s Aid Events:
- 16 Facts for 16 Days email campaign (email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01-8684721 to sign up)
- 16 Books for 16 Days in Chapters
- Women’s Aid Public Awareness Campaign
- Media Briefing Notes
- In Ireland:
- Art Workshops in Newbridge family Resource Centre
- Tipperary Women’s Network Human Rights based Training Event
- Information Session at the Immigrant Council of Ireland
- Violence Against Women 365 International Poster Exhibition continues in Wexford
- Displays at various venues around Mayo
- Human Rights in Ireland continue their 16 Days Campaign daily Blog
- “In Her Shoes” exhibition in Longford, and also in the Mid-West
- Information Stands are placed around Sligo and Leitrim
- Aoibhneas Refuge is urging us all to “Step Out of the Shadows”
- Clare Women’s Network is running a powerful daily poster campaign
- Galway Rape Crisis Network is running a daily fact campaign
- Donegal has a poetry and art display
- Kenya North Rift Women Voices training events in Kenya
- FemLINKpacific Community Radio Broadcasts in Figi Islands
Newbridge Family Resource Centre will host a series of three Art Workshops in conjunction with Artist Lorraine Walsh; exploring issues around domestic violence, the workshop will also look at empowerment or overcoming obstacles to empowerment for women. This piece will then be displayed in the Riverbank Arts Centre, on the closing day of the ‘16 days’ which is the 10th of December and Human Rights Day.
The Tipperary Women’s Network will be holding two afternoons of Human Rights Based Approach Training on Domestic Violence.
The trainings will be on the 3rd and 10th December from 2:00 to 4:30 at Knockanrawley Resource Centre.
For more information contact Ruth at Knockanrawley at email@example.com or on 06252688.
Information Session for Service Providers working with victims of gender based violence
This is a half day information session on the rights and entitlements of migrant women who are experiencing gender based violence.
Who should attend?
- Staff of refuges and support groups providing accommodation and support to migrant women and children in violent relationships
- Other agencies providing support such as maternity or medical social workers
Date: Thursday 3rd December 2009
Venue: Carmelite Community Centre, Aungier St, Dublin 2
Time: 10am – 1pm
Topics include: Residency rights of migrant women in event of relationship breakdown; rights to financial assistance; how refuges and other agencies can support and advocate for migrant women on residency issues