Friday 6 December


1. Women's Aid: 16 Days Campaign - One in Five Women


womens aid staff smallerThe annual Women's Aid 16 Days Campaign, 'One in Five Women', brings over 100 community organisations together to show solidarity with the one in five women who are affected by domestic violence in Ireland, raising awareness of the prevalence of domestic violence in our society and promoting services available for those affected.

Help women experiencing abuse find their voice by sharing the One in Five Women campaign video. It takes less than 2 minutes to watch and share with your friends online. Visit the campaign page to see how you can help women like Lisa find their voice. You can log on via Facebook for a personalised interaction or watch the video without using Facebook. The video is a way you can support and show solidarity online with women experiencing domestic abuse.

Blog: You can also check out the 16 Days of Action blog, which will keep you up to date with events taking place around the country during the 16 Days of Action 2013. A new infographic and a new story of a woman experiencing abuse and seeking help is posted daily.


'One in Five Women' National Balloon Action: In 2013, 100 community organisations across 20 counties in Ireland came together with Women's Aid to release balloons in solidarity with women experiencing domestic violence. Each group held their own balloon action, and invited local community members to join in. You can read more on the campaign page.



2. Jesuit Refugee Service: Intercultural & Interfaith Calendar 2014


Jesuit Refugee ServiceJesuit Refugee Service Ireland’s Intercultural & Interfaith Calendar 2014 will be available to buy from Friday, 6 December at a cost of €5 per calendar. An excellent resource for people who wish to raise awareness and understanding of intercultural and interfaith issues, it is particularly useful as a classroom resource.


This year’s theme is ‘Welcoming the Stranger’ and the calendar highlights religious feast days from different faiths, national days, international UN celebrations and bank holidays in the Republic of Ireland.  Each month is also accompanied by an inspirational quote to encourage reflection on the theme.  

To order the 2014 calendar, please email the office or call 01-8148644.



3. Irish Refugee Council: Launch of multimedia guide on seeking asylum for children


Screen20shot202012-12-0220at2019 27 11Emer Costello, Member of the European Parliament, will launch a multimedia video guide and accompanying booklet created by the Irish Refugee Council Youth for young people seeking asylum in Ireland. The video features a step-by-step introduction to seeking asylum in Ireland.  The overall objective of this project is to make the application process less scary for children by letting them know what to expect.  The project can also be used for educational purposes.  This video was made by young people for young people.


The launch takes place at European Parliament Offices, Molesworth St., Dublin 2 on 6 December from 11am to 12:45. Contact the Irish Refugee Council for more information at 085-8585510 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .