Jack Murphy Jewellers Partners with Women’s Aid Armagh Down this March
This International Women’s Day, Jack Murphy Jewellers in Newry have teamed up with Women’s Aid Armagh Down to raise awareness of the support services available to those experiencing domestic & sexual abuse.
The month-long partnership will see the jewellers share content on behalf of Women’s Aid Armagh Down across their social media platforms, and they ask you to join the conversation on Monday 15th March 2021. Jack Murphy Jewellers will host a LIVE Q&A with Women’s Aid Armagh Down on Instagram at 1pm if you or someone you know would like to tune in on Monday 15th March.
Gemma Murphy, Partner and Manager, Jack Murphy Jewellers, said: “We are delighted to be able to support this fantastic charity located on our doorstep. We are aware how challenging lockdown has been for many, and that unfortunately domestic abuse has increased dramatically during this time. Each month we have been highlighting the services of different charities across our social media platforms to help share their message and to make people aware of the help and support that is available here in Newry.”
International Women’s Day 2021
International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender equality. Marked annually on March 8th, International Women's Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to:
- celebrate women's achievements
- raise awareness about women's equality
- lobby for accelerated gender parity
- fundraise for female-focused charities
The global campaign theme for International Women's Day 2021 is 'Choose To Challenge'. A challenged world is an alert world. And from challenge comes change. So, let's all #ChooseToChallenge.
At the local level, Women’s Aid Armagh Down along with their sisters in Women’s Aid across NI are hoping to raise awareness of findings from the Femicide Census 2009-2018 which exposes the reality of UK Femicide. And on March the 8th they are asking people to #LightToRemember. They are asking that our communities light a candle in their windows at 8pm on IWD Monday 8th March to remember all women who have lost their lives to domestic abuse in NI in the last year.
Women’s Aid Armagh Down
Women’s Aid Armagh Down have been providing crisis accommodation and specialist Domestic & Sexual Abuse support for over 35 years in the NMD area and have enhanced and developed this service to ensure it meets the needs of the women, children and young people that it supports.
They understand that Domestic & Sexual Abuse disproportionately affects women. Women are considerably more likely to experience repeated and severe forms of abuse, including sexual violence.
Woman’s Aid Armagh Down will use ‘the ‘Opportunity to Make a Difference’ in the lives of victims of domestic & sexual violence and abuse. They offer a range of specialist services to women, children and young people across the ABC & NMD Council areas.
Their ethos promotes self-help and mutual respect and support, for women, with women, by women. They continue to challenge negative and stereotypical attitudes and beliefs surrounding domestic & sexual violence and abuse.
Women’s Aid Armagh Down provides secure crisis accommodation for women, children and young people who are homeless due to domestic abuse. They also provide a trauma sensitive wrap around service that provides practical and emotional support to help women both in immediate crisis and with the longer-term impacts of the abuse.
Women’s Aid Armagh Down also support women, children and young people who are living with or have experienced domestic abuse within our communities who are not seeking refuge. The floating support team offers a range of support services to women affected by domestic abuse. The aim of the service is to help women maintain and sustain their homes, while dealing with difficult and complex needs specific to domestic/sexual violence and abuse.
You are never to blame if someone abuses you.
Women’s Aid Armagh Down are there to listen non-judgementally and provide both safe crisis accommodation and practical and emotional support to women, children and young people and you can contact them Mon-Fri on 028 302 50765 or 028 3839 7979.
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