Services must be properly resourced by the New Government to tackle the huge problem of Domestic Sexual and Gender Based Violence in our Society

From a recent article published in the Sunday Times Magazine, “I risked our lives to flee” we learned that at least 19 women were killed in suspected domestic violence attacks in the UK during the first six weeks of lockdown (March 23-May 3). According to Women’s Aid one in five women in Ireland is affected by domestic violence. These figures are very disturbing.
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In Ireland 1 in 4 women and 1 in 20 men are victims of Domestic Violence according to recent research

This week Amarach Research in collaboration with Saoirse Women’s Refuge, designed and ran a rapid data collection and response panel to ascertain the prevalence of Domestic Violence in the current lockdown climate, as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic. Past research tells us that one of the commonest contexts for Domestic Violence to thrive, is when the perpetrator isolates the victim from family and friends.
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Domestic Violence and Racism in Irish Society

Domestic Violence and Racism in Irish Society

There’s an old clip from an interview with Muhammad Ali and Michael Parkinson being shared on WhatsApp groups. In the clip Muhammad Ali is recalling asking the question of his mother ‘Why is everything white? Why is Jesus white with blond hair and blue eyes?’ He continues in a very humorous but clever way to highlight the very serious issue of racism. The clip ends with Ali’s statement ‘I was always curious and that’s when I knew something was wrong.

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