Public awareness campaign on domestic abuse during COVID-19

The Department of Justice in partnership with frontline services and community and voluntary sector organisations has launched a public awareness campaign on domestic abuse during the pandemic.

Key messages of the campaign are:
·         Help and support is still available despite COVID-19.
·         Restrictions on movement do not apply to a person escaping from a risk of harm or seeking to access essential services.  In other words, the 2km rule will not apply.

Extra funding of €160,000 has been allocated to Women’s Aid, Rape Crisis Network Ireland, Ruhama and Men’s Development Network to support their work and the campaign.

Further information on the campaign is available here

  • EU Sturctural Fund
  • European Union