The Domestic Violence Advocacy Service Sligo Leitrim & West Cavan are calling on women to take a stand against domestic violence. 

When something is wrong, you take a stand.

And something is definitely wrong in Ireland at the moment.

One in three women experience psychological violence by a male partner in their lifetime.

That’s about 580,000 Irish women.

Think about that number – 580,000 Irish women have been made to feel unsafe by the one who is meant to love them the most.

And in a staggering 79 per cent of cases, the domestic violence is never reported.  

This is where we make our stand.

The Domestic Violence Advocacy Service (DVAS) Sligo Leitrim & West Cavan are on a mission to encourage women to report domestic violence, in the hope we can eradicate it for good.

That’s why they’re calling for 100 women to take part in a video for change – 100 women standing on behalf of 580,000.

So this is a rallying cry to the women of the North West to stand up and turn out against domestic violence by taking part in a video, which will say ‘no more’ to domestic violence.

What: Domestic Violence Advocacy Service (DVAS) Sligo Leitrim & West Cavan stand against domestic violence.

No acting experience required, as all 100 roles are non speaking.

Where: Sligo Tennis Club, Old Bundoran Road, Sligo. 

When: Saturday, December 8th, filming begins at 9.30am.

Garry and Fionnuala from The Lift spoke to Carmel McNamee, manager of DVAS Sligo Leitrim & West Cavan, about this great initiative:

To find out more, or if you or a friend need support, go to www.domesticviolence.ie