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Seminar: Women Seeking Justice - Prosecution for Violence Against Women

Friday, December 08, 2017

Seminar: Women Seeking Justice - Prosecution for Violence Against Women

Join us for a seminar taking place as part of the annual 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women campaign, with the Irish Observatory on Violence Against Women, convened by NWCI.

This event was developed in line with the principles of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (the Istanbul Convention). According to the Convention, it is the obligation of the state to fully address in all its forms and to take measures to prevent violence against women, protect its victims and prosecute the perpetrators.

A panel of national and international experts will focus on the low levels of prosecution for violence against women in Ireland and explore how victims of violence against women can be best supported in the prosecution process.

Speakers include;

  • Maria McDonald BL and Victims’ Rights Advocate
  • Rebecca Coen, BL, Office of the DPP.

Our panel discussion will include:

  • Emma Murphy, public speaker and domestic violence advocate
  • Tom O'Malley, Senior Lecturer in Law at NUIG and a member of the Irish Law Reform Commission
  • Margaret Martin, CEO of Women's Aid and Observatory member. 
  • A representative from the Garda National Protective Services Bureau

Conor Gallagher, Journalist with the Irish Times, will chair the panel.

This event is being supported by the European Parliament Office in Ireland and Dublin City Council.

If you have any accessibility or dietary requirements, please contact NWCI directly on 01-6790100 or jennyl@nwci.ie

Register via Eventbrite.

Organisation Information:

The Irish Observatory on Violence against Women is an independent network of grassroots and national organisations that monitor progress on responses to violence against women in Ireland.  Current members include National Women’s Council of Ireland (chair and convenor), Akidwa, Action Aid, Cairde, Cork Sexual Violence Centre, Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, European Women’s Lobby, Immigrant Council of Ireland, Irish Consortium on Gender Based Violence, Longford Women’s Centre, National Collective of Community Based Women’s Networks (NCCWN), Oxfam, Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre, Ruhama, Sonas Domestic Violence Charity, and Women’s Aid.

Starts: 8 December 2017 10:00
Ends: 8 December 2017 14:00
Location: Civic Offices, Wood Quay Venue, Wood Quay, Dublin 8