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April 2016

Monica McWilliams visits Omagh Women's Aid Refuge

Following on from her ground-breaking research into domestic violence in N. Ireland in 1993 Bringing It Out in the Open, former MLA and Chief Human Rights Commissioner, Professor Monica Mc Williams visited Omagh refuge recently to meet staff and interview women who have experienced domestic violence as part of her current research into attitudes and responses to domestic violence quarter of a century later.

In the picture - Tracey, Monica, Deirdre, Ailish


Let's keep on Supporting People Campaign

Supporting People funds a range of housing related support services for vulnerable people to improve their quality of life and attain independence.

These services can be provided in their own homes or in temporary accommodation settings, sheltered housing or other specialised supported housing. SP funds Omagh Women's Aid.

In order to ensure future funding there is currently a campaign to raise awareness of the good work that Supporting People do. 

To join the campaign click here.


Omagh Women's Aid - What do we do?
Provide confidential support, information and emergency accommodation for women and children affected by domestic violence.

What is Domestic violence?

Domestic violence is the intentional and persistent physical, emotional or sexual abuse of a woman and her children, in a way that causes pain, distress or injury and can lead to loss of life.


Any woman can experience domestic violence, regardless of her age, race, nationality, social class, sexuality, disability, marital status or religious belief.


Domestic violence is a crime.


24 Hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline Call: 0808 802 1414. Text SUPPORT to 07797805839.  Freephone from all landlines and mobiles.  Translation service available. 




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