Still Here Campaign Announcement

May 21, 2020

Ministers Flanagan and Stanton announce campaign to reassure victims of domestic abuse that support is still available despite COVID-19

  • Collaborative campaign between Government and frontline organisations to ensure victims are aware of, and can access, services
  • New, specially created TV and Radio Ads to air from next week
  • Additional funding and prioritised supports for victims provided

Funding Allocated under the programme:

  • Women’s Aid: €63,000 for additional resources to extend the Support and Referral Service (SRS), and the High Risk Support project
  • Rape Crisis Centre Network Ireland: €50,000 to support the work of local centres in relation to the provision of a confidential, data compliant service, and to manage information flows on advice and guidance to and from front line trauma support workers;
  • Ruhama: €8,000 for additional support packs for women seeking to exit prostitution;
  • Men’s Development Network: up to €39,340 for an extension of the Male Advice line, extra telephone support for the Men Ending Domestic Violence programme, and to deliver a promotional campaign.

For persons experiencing domestic violence
In an emergency, any person can call An Garda Síochána on 999 or 112.

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