In solidarity with women across the world, Mothers’ Union is supporting the 16 Days of Activism Campaign for the second year running with an All-Ireland Prayer Vigil. This initiative highlights and calls for an end to violence against women locally, nationally and internationally.
Mothers’ Union in Kilmore, Elphin&Ardagh covering Counties Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon and Cavan will hold a vigil at St George’s Church, Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday 26th November from 3 to 5pm. We will have speakers from SAFE Link Domestic Advocacy Service in Boyle and from Invisible Traffick in Sligo. We wish to spread the very important message that violence against women and children IS NOT OKAY!! We need to take action; we need to change attitudes. Mothers’ Union is one of over 130 local groups across Ireland that have taken part in the 16 Days of Action campaign.
According to Lakshmi Puri (Acting Head of UN Women) “It is time for action when up to 70 per cent of women in some countries face physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime. When one in three girls in developing countries is likely to be married as a child bride; when some 140 million girls and women have suffered female genital mutilation; when millions of women and girls are trafficked in modern-day slavery; and when women’s bodies are a battleground and rape is used as a tactic of war – it is time for action.”
Please join us even for a short while and show your solidarity with these women and children. For further information contact Trudi Williams on 086 8181110.