The talk will see White Ribbon Campaign guest speakers Tom Meagher and Avril D’Arcy discuss issues such as the roots, causes and emotional consequences of gender based violence.
Tom Meagher is the National Advocate for White Ribbon Ireland and has traveled to several countries to deliver trainings on prevention, gender conditioning and victim support to the Defence Forces, the Irish Parole Board and schools and colleges nationwide. He has also presented his work to the European Parliament in Brussels.
Having worked with the White Ribbon Campaign since September 2014, Avril D’Arcy draws from her own experiences as a survivor of domestic abuse when highlighting the consequences of emotional and psychological abuse. She also aims to breakdown cultural stereotypes of those who are affected by abuse.
Organiser and chairperson of X why? Constance Keane said that the society was, “incredibily proud to bring this discussion to DIT”.
Highlighting the fact that women aged 15-44 are currently more at risk from rape and domestic violence than from cancer, car accidents, war and malaria, Constance said that, “gender based violence is a topic that needs to be talked about as it impacts so many people around the world.”
“We’re hoping for an in-depth discussion and exploration of what we can do to try and end gender based violence and we welcome members of the public and DIT students to the event,” she concluded.
The talk will take place this evening at 6.30pm in the Courtyard, Aungier Street. For more information about the event, click here.