Next Monday, November 25 is UN Day Against Violence against Women and to mark the day, DVAS is holding a one day seminar highlighting the importance of the new Council of Europe Convention on Violence against Women.
The Convention has been signed by 32 countries and ratified by 8 member states but Ireland has yet to sign or ratify the document.
DVAS are hoping that by holding this seminar in the North West that people and organisations will learn more about the Convention and get behind a campaign lead by the National Women’s Council of Ireland, to get Ireland to ratify the Convention.
The key note speakers will be Marian Harkin MEP and Cassie Moore, a survivor of domestic abuse. Other speakers will specifically address the situation for women and children experiencing domestic violence in Sligo and Leitrim and will highlight how ratifying and implementing this Convention will tackle many of the weaknesses and gaps in current state responses to violence in the home.
The seminar will be held in the Glasshouse Hotel, Sligo from 10am to 1pm on Monday, November 25. The seminar is free but DVAS want people to register beforehand with them. Call: 071 9141515 or firstname.lastname@example.org.