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Waterside House highlights ongoing prevalence of domestic violence in Galway on International Day Opposing Violence against Women.

25th November 2015

Anne has rung the refuge five times in the last ten days – she desperately wants to get away from her partner who is being threatening and verbally abusive to both her and their two children aged 4 and 6.  She says she cannot go to family or friends because he will find her there.  She doesn’t want to call the guards because, she says, ‘his family will take it out on me’.  Anne needs refuge but there are no spaces available for her in Galway.