Country Ireland
Year 2009
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description


In response to and in conjunction with the publication and launch of the "Attitudes to Domestic Abuse in Ireland" survey, Cosc ran a national public awareness campaign ‘Your Silence Feeds the Violence' aimed at strongly encouraging the public to take an active role in supporting people who are experiencing domestic abuse. The campaign message illustrates that we are all complicit if we allow domestic violence to continue unchallenged. 

At the launch of the campaign on 13 January, 2009, Mr. Dermot Ahern, Minister for Justice Equality and Law Reform, noted that everyone has a role to play in supporting victims to recover their lives and that where we know of, or suspect, a case of domestic abuse we have a responsibility to understand, to be informed and to know where to go to get expert help. The public was encouraged to visit the Cosc website www.cosc.ie for more information if they were worried about someone they know.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Ireland to the questionnaire on violence against women, February 2009