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We are finally having a conversation about gender-based violence. But what happens next must be radical


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by Lynn Enright
22nd Mar 2021

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Women’s Aid estimates that one in four women in Ireland who have been in a relationship have been abused by a current or former partner

As people wake up to the reality of women's fear, Lynn Enright writes how we urgently need to teach them our demands

I was talking to my dad and he told me that he never knew that women carried their keys like weapons between their fingers. He is in his 60s and he has three daughters and he is a safety-conscious man – he inspects the locks in my house every time he visits – but he never knew that women clutch their keys as though they can protect them when they are walking home alone at...

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