Mothers’ Union invites you to join the call to end gender based violence throughout the world.
Beginning on 25th November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and ending on 10th December, Human Rights Day, the campaign is used by individuals and groups around the world to call for an end to all forms of violence against women. Figures from the World Health Organisation show that, globally, an estimated 23% - 37 % of women suffer violence from an intimate partner; and that 38 % of all women murdered across the world are killed by their partner. ‘16 Days’ provides the opportunity to raise awareness of this issue, demonstrate solidarity against violence and put pressure on governments to take action.
In a powerful gesture of solidarity with our sisters at home and across the world who are suffering at the hand of gender based violence, Mothers’ Union All-Ireland is spreading the word and getting together in prayer and in person on Saturday 28th November in the form of an All-Ireland Prayer Vigil. This simple action will also raise awareness among the general population and contribute to pressurising governments to take action.
We invite you to join us in: The Hilliard Room, Cathedral Hall, Enniskillen; Time: 3-00pm – 5-00pm
For further information please contact Valerie McMorris on 02866388117 or 07773696768.
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