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Women’s Aid Dundalk to host 16 Days of Action awareness raising event in the Market Square this Thursday

Women’s Aid Dundalk to host 16 Days of Action awareness raising event in the Market Square this Thursday

Women’s Aid Dundalk will host a 16 Days of Action awareness raising event this Thursday evening in the Market Square.

The event runs from 4pm to 7pm and will feature singers, dancers, a raffle, guest speakers and more.

You are invited to come out and support Women’s Aid Dundalk in raising awareness of gender based violence during the 16 Days of Action.

Women’s Aid said: “The 16 Days Campaign Opposing Violence against Women is an important opportunity to raise awareness and call for changes at an international, national and local level to make women and children safe from abuse.

“Our campaign will put the issue of femicide and domestic violence on the agenda, bring to light women and children’s experience of domestic violence and highlight what needs to change to increase safety and protection from abuse.Our campaign will put the issue of femicide and domestic violence on the agenda, bring to light women and children’s experience of domestic violence and highlight what needs to change to increase safety and protection from abuse.

“Now, more than ever, women experiencing domestic, dating and sexual abuse need our support and need to know that we believe them. Wear a Believe Survivors Purple ribbon to show you stand with women during the 16 Days campaign.

“The campaign will also challenge the victim blaming culture that surrounds domestic violence and bring women’s voices to the fore of this campaign. Women experiencing domestic abuse still have to face deeply embedded myths in Irish society. During the 16 Days of Action we will build better awareness and understanding of the complex nature of domestic violence in our communities and online.”

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