Waterford event to raise awareness of domestic violence

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Waterford event to raise awareness of domestic violence

Waterford event to raise awareness of domestic violence

A special event is taking place in Waterford as part of an international campaign to raise awareness of domestic violence.

The event, organised by the Waterford Local Area Network Opposing Violence Against Women, will take place next Thursday, December 5, at Carrickphierish Library on the Gracedieu Road.

Guest speakers will include Priscilla Grainger, the founder of the Stop Domestic Violence in Ireland (SDVI) group which is campaigning for domestic violence to be enshrined in law as a criminal offence, and her daughter Ainie (pictured attached).

The event, titled 'Learning from the Legacy of Loss', is part of the international campaign, ‘16 Days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women’.

A spokesperson for Waterford Local Area Network Opposing Violence Against Women said: "This event 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. It will highlight the devastating impact domestic violence has on victims and survivors, but also look at different ways how to address it."

This year’s event will have a specific focus on femicide, and it will also explore ways to help survivors of domestic violence, and their families, to move forward after suffering loss.

The event will take place from 11am to 1pm at Carrickphierish Library, Carrickphierish Road, Gracedieu Road, Waterford.

All are welcome to attend the event, and light refreshments will be provided.