A coalition of not less than 15 NGOs, came together under the umbrella of the Irish Observatory on Violence Against Women, to raise awareness against domestic violence. The event was held at the Morrison hotel, Dubin.
The event featured keynote speeches by professionals from several works of life.
The major keynote speakers for the event were Frances Fitzgerald (Member of the European Parliament), Drew Harris (Garda Commissioner of Ireland) and Norah Gibbons (Chair of the independent review into familicide and domestic homicide).
Anchored by Frances O’Malley Dunlop, it kicked off with her introducing of the Irish Observatory and giving details about the purpose of the event.
In her opening address, she told attendees that the observatory is an independent network of several groups that fight violence against women.