Dublin Women’s Aid is a leading national organisation that has been working in Ireland to stop domestic violence against women and children since 1974. They work to make women and children safe from domestic violence, offer support, provide hope to women affected by abuse and work for justice and social change. Their ultimate aim is to stop domestic violence and make women and children safe.
“The women we support have disclosed to us that they have been assaulted, hospitalised, degraded and called the most horrible names. Just because it is the festive season, it doesn’t mean that physical, emotional, sexual and economic abuse goes away.
“Women who are accessing our services also often have limited or no access to family finances. They tell us that their ex-partners may threaten to withhold finances and presents for the children, further adding to the stress at this time of year. We’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who helped us support families in Dublin, it made such a difference.”
Eavan Ward, Dublin Women’s Aid