A coffee morning as part of a national campaign highlighting domestic violence against women will take place in Carrick-on-Suir’s Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre tomorrow (Thursday, November 29) at 11am.
The event is being organised by Carrick on Suir Community Network in association with Cuan Saor for the “One in Five Women National Balloon Action Campaign in solidarity with Women Living with Domestic Violence.
The campaign highlight the levels of domestic violence against women in Ireland.
Groups of five balloons, four purple and a single white balloon with the One in Five logo will visually represent the number of women, who will experience domestic violence in Ireland.
In 2011, one hundred groups across Ireland took part in the National Balloon Action Campaign, coordinated by Women’s Aid, sending a strong message that domestic violence is not acceptable in our communities.
Cuan Saor Women’s Refuge is an established domestic violence service located in Clonmel.
The service provides a range of supports and interventions to women and their children experiencing domestic violence.
It provides support in outreach clinics in Cashel on Mondays, Tipperary Town on Tuesdays, Killenaule on Wednesdays, Carrick-on-Suir on Thursdays and Clonmel/Carrick-on-Suir on Fridays.
Women living outside these areas, who need support can freephone helpline 1800 576757 to arrange a meeting.
Carrick-on-Suir Community Network is made up of community groups that operate in the town and meets bi-monthly.