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There has been a sharp increase in women & children fleeing domestic violence

There was a sharp increase in the number of women and children seeking support from domestic vi...

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13.43 9 Mar 2021


There has been a sharp increase in women & children fleeing domestic violence


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13.43 9 Mar 2021


There was a sharp increase in the number of women and children seeking support from domestic violence services during the first six months of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

New figures show an average of almost 2,000 women and 411 children were in receipt of some kind of support from domestic violence services – such as a refuge, counselling, accompaniment, information or advice – each month since last March.

Marie Mulholland, Coordinator of the West Cork Women Against Violence Project, joined Andrea on the show.

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