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Project Mirabal was a major CRiVA research project which lasted from 2009 to 2015.

Professors Liz Kelly (London Metropolitan University), Nicole Westmarland (Durham University), and Charlotte Watts (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) were funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Northern Rock Foundation to investigate the extent to which perpetrator programmes reduce violence and increase safety for women and children.

Project Mirabal

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Still Here

Public awareness campaign on domestic abuse during the Covid-19 pandemic.

What Would You Do

The campaign has been developed by COSC, The National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence. The overall aim of the campaign is to increase the awareness of domestic violence. It focuses on the role that bystanders can play. It recognises that women and men are victims of domestic violence.

White Ribbon

White Ribbon Ireland is the national movement of the world’s largest male-led campaign to end men’s violence against women, with a presence in over 60 countries. The campaign aims to encourage education and leadership around these issues by speaking directly to those in power, those who educate, and people on the ground to change the attitudes and behaviours that lead to and perpetuate men’s violence against women, by engaging boys and men to lead social change, and to achieve gender equality.

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Mend currently provide the CHOICES programme in the South East in the following areas:

  • Carlow
  • Kilkenny
  • South Tipperary
  • Waterford
  • Wexford
  • Laois/Offaly

Provides a confidential helpline, support services and information for men who have or are experiencing domestic violence.

Helpline 01 554 3811
Male Advice Line 1800 816 588

This helpline is also for male victims of domestic abuse and is managed by the Men’s Development Network and is open from:
Monday & Wednesday – 10:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday – 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday – 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Women’s Aid

Service operate the National Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A range of other services are provided including one to one support in six locations in Dublin, Court accompaniment.

Safe Ireland

A national network of organisations that support women experiencing domestic violence. Their website includes details of their members around the country.





COSC is the National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence. COSC is an Irish word and means “to stop” or “to prevent”. Following a Government Decision, COSC was established in June 2007 with the key responsibility to ensure the delivery of a well co-ordinated “whole of Government” response to domestic, sexual and gender-based violence. The work of COSC covers issues relating to domestic and sexual violence against women and men, including older people in the community.


Pobal acts as an intermediary for programmes funded by the Irish Government and the EU, to support social and economic development within Ireland. Over time our work has evolved in line with developments in Government policy and the needs of the groups and communities we serve.





Respect is the UK membership organisation for work with domestic violence perpetrators, male victims and young people.

Work with Perpetrators Network

The European Network for the Work With Perpetrators of domestic violence (WWP EN) is a membership association of organizations directly or indirectly working with people who perpetrate violence in close relationships. The main focus of WWP EN is violence perpetrated by men against women and children.

The overall mission of WWP EN is to prevent violence in close relationships as a gender-based phenomenon and to foster gender equality. More specifically, the mission of WWP EN is to improve the safety of women and their children and others at risk from violence in close relationships, through the promotion of effective work with those who perpetrate this violence, mainly men.

Statements from Men Who have Participated in a MOVE Ireland Programme

““MOVE saved my life and marriage, helped me to see the man I had become and to understand why I act that way.”


“It has really affected positively - my thinking and reaction processes not only to my wife and family but others as well.”


“I have a completely different approach now. I can read myself and others better.”


“MOVE helped me to develop new ways of thinking and coping with the challenges of parenting.”