Leading campaigner who suffered harrowing abuse to speak at Waterford event
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 above).
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 vicitms and suvivors, but also how to address it.”
This year’s event will have a specific focus on femicide and loss, and also explore how to move forward from 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.
For more information, or if you are affected by domestic violence or abuse, you can contact the following:
Oasis House Women’s Refuge: 051 370367
Lo Call Number: 1890 264 364
Stop Domestic Violence in Ireland (SDVII): Founder Priscilla Grainger
Phone: 086 869 7022 ]or 087 212 4896
Web: www. stopdomesticviolence.ie
Waterford Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre
051 873 362
Waterford Women’s Centre
051 35 1918