16 Days of Action

Sligo memorial service to remember the victims of domestic violence

Leitrim Observer Reporter

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Leitrim Observer Reporter

The Limerick Purple Up campaign is stating clearly that violence against women and girls will not be tolerated

The 16 Days of Action campaign raises awareness about domestic violence.

This Monday, December 11 a special memorial will be held to mark the International 16 Days of Action Campaign in Sligo.

The service will be held from 1-1.30pm at the footbridge which crosses the Garavogue River from the Stephen Street car park to Water Lane. The Sligo Domestic Violence Advocacy Service (DVAS) and Sligo Traveller Support Group  are hosting the ceremony which will include poetry and readings and will culminate with the scattering of flowers to honour the memory of women  who have died as a result of domestic violence in Ireland.

The International 16 Days of Action Campaign provides an important opportunity to raise awareness of domestic violence and to call for changes at international, national, local and community level to make women and children safe from abuse. This year’s campaign to ‘#Change the Conversation’ puts the issue domestic violence on the agenda while bringing to light women and children’s experiences of domestic violence The 16 days campaign wants to change the victim blaming culture that surrounds domestic violence. 

DVAS provides a free confidential support service for women in Sligo, Leitrim and West Cavan who are or have experienced domestic violence. If you would like more information about our service please ring the DVAS Helpline on 071 91 41515 (Monday–Friday from 10am – 5pm), e-mail us atinfo@dvas.ie or text us on 086-7042272.