Waterford Local Area Network on Violence Against Women

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Waterford Local Area Network on Violence Against Women

 50 people attended an event to mark the 16 Days of Action (2012) in Waterford City Library on the 5th December.  This event was to highlight the issue of violence against women and brought together key statutory and non-statutory agencies in Waterford.  An advertising campaign on WLRFM, entitled “We’re ready to listen even if you’re not ready to speak”, is also currently running.  This campaign organised locally by Waterford LAN is in co-operation with Women’s Aid, Dublin.

 Guest speaker at the event was Cassie Moore author of “Did You Hear Me Crying” – a powerful, true tale of survival through 45 years of sexual, physical and emotional abuse. Music was provided by the Tramore Gospel Singers. 

 Waterford Local Area Network (LAN) is a network made up of statutory, community and voluntary groups that provide services to women 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 and to help women access those services.

 The event was part of the global 16 Days of Action opposing violence against women. This is the 19th Year of the campaign that runs annually from 25th November (International Day Opposing Violence Against Women) to the 10th December (International Human Rights Day)

 Thanks to all who attended

Violence against women is everybodys business

 For Further Information please contact: Breda Murphy, Waterford Womens Centre (051) 351918, Oasis House (051) 370367, or John Doyle MEND (051) 844260 or Anne Scully, Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Centre