Ann and Emma record together, in person, for the first time since March of 2020. This month’s episode is a reflection on gender-based violence, men’s violence, and violence against women.
According to Women’s Aid, 244 women have died violently in Ireland since 1996.
Of resolved cases, 87% were perpetrated by a man.
13% of perpetrators were strangers.
We dedicate this episode to the memories of all these women.
You can report flashing and assault under section 45 of the sexual offences act
For help, contact Women’s Aid 24hrs at 1800 341 900 or visit Safe Ireland at https://www.safeireland.ie/get-help/where-to-find-help/ to find local supports
Connect Counselling is an anonymous professional telephone counselling service for survivors of physical, emotional and sexual abuse including former residents of Mother and Baby Homes.
Freephone 1800 477 477 Monday to Sunday from 6pm to 10pm.
Text 50808 – A free 24/7 text service, providing everything from a calming chat to immediate support for people going through mental health or emotional crisis.
Text HELLO to 50808, anytime day or night.
Visit www.text50808.ie for more information.
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Recorded with support from Ormston House Feminist Supermarket and The Limerick Post Newspaper
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Intro music: Demon Darling by Emma Langford