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DIT Xwhy Society host End Gender Based Violence talk with Guest Speakers Tom Meagher & Avril D’Arcy December 09th

Posted: 1 December, 2015

"Women aged 15-44 are more at risk from rape and domestic violence than from cancer, car accidents, war and malaria" - UN's UNiTE Campaign

When:   Wednesday 9th December 2015 at 18.30pm

Where:  The Courtyard, Aungier St. DIT


DIT X why? Society are incredibly proud to host guest speakers Tom Meagher and Avril D'Arcy from the White Ribbon campaign to end gender based violence. 

Tom Meagher is the National Advocate for White Ribbon Ireland and has travelled to several countries to deliver talks on GBV, its roots and causes, and what men can do to assess the social roots of GBV. Tom has delivered trainings on prevention, gender conditioning and victim support to the Defence Forces, Development NGOs, the Irish Parole Board, many schools and colleges and has presented his work to the European Parliament in Brussels. His article, The Danger of the Monster Myth has received over a quarter of million hits and has been reprinted globally He continues to write on GBV issues for the Huffington Post UK and the White Ribbon Blog.

Avril D'Arcy has been working with the White Ribbon Campaign Ireland since September 2014.  A contributing blogger and active committee member, Avril draws on her own experiences as a survivor of domestic abuse. She aims to highlight the consequences of emotional and psychological abuse and breakdown cultural stereotypes of those who are affected by abuse. She has also worked with Women's Aid and her articles have been shared by various organisations who have praised the realism with which she portrays her experiences.

This event is free. Please come along and be part of the change.

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