'Enough is Enough' awareness raising event in Dungarvan Youth Centre on 3rd December

Local Area Network

 Waterford Local Area Network on Violence Against Women (LAN) awareness raising event 'Enough is Enough' in Dungarvan on 3rd December 2014. 

This event was part of the global 16 Days of Action opposing violence against women. This campaign runs annually from 25th November (International Day Opposing Violence Against Women) to the 10th December (International Human Rights Day)

 

The conference held in Dungarvan Youth Centre, Rinnasillogue, Dungarvan, Co.Waterford on Wednesday last was attended by approximately 80 people.  It aimed to raise awareness and highlight supports & services for women experiencing domestic abuse in County Waterford.  The Dungarvan Gospel Choir supported the event with their harmonious rendition of number of beautiful songs.   

 

Local Area Network Chairperson, Heather Kiely, Sacred Heart FRC, welcomed everyone to the event and introduced Teresa Wright, long-time community activist from Dungarvan, to launch the' Enough is Enough' empowerment and self help booklet for women.  Ms. Wright said she wished that we no longer needed such a booklet but the reality was that we do.  She welcomed the information available in the booklet and that it is being brought to the county.

 

Anne Scully, Waterford Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre, outlined the services provided by the Centre.  She stressed the importance of letting people know that help is available, that they will help women access other services if they need to. The Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre provides a counselling service in Dungarvan one day a week which can be accessed through the Waterford City number. Breeda Ryan, Oasis House Women's Refuge, spoke about the additional supports available to the women and children who use the refuge in Waterford City. Kate Crotty, Waterford Women's Centre spoke about the Domestic Abuse Support Service available through the Women's Centre by appointment.   A short film raising awareness of domestic abuse, produced by the LAN was also shown.  Funding was provided by Waterford Leader and COSC (the National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence)

 

The Waterford Local Area Network (LAN) is a network of statutory, community and voluntary groups that provide services to women and children who are or have experienced domestic abuse. The LAN aims to raise awareness of the issue of violence against women, improve communication between service providers, help women access those services and adress issues that place barriers to women and childrens safety.

 

For Further Information please contact: Oasis Hourse Women's Refuge: 051 370367 Helpline 1890 264 364 Waterford Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre: 051 873362 Helpline 1800 296 296 Waterford Women’s Centre Centre (051) 351918,