St. Patrick appears in Ballyshannon to Banish Domestic Abuse as part of the MAN UP Campaign

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Mayor as St. Patrick

Mayor of Ballyshannon Cllr. John Meehan donned his St Patrick’s robes this week, to show his support for the MAN UP campaign.

DLDC Ltd., in collaboration with Donegal Women’s Domestic Violence Service, Letterkenny Women’s Centre,  The National Collective of Community-based Women’s Networks-Donegal Women’s Network, Donegal Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre and Jason Black launched the MAN UP Campaign in Donegal in December 2013.

The MAN UP Campaign is about engaging men to speak up against abuse in the home.

DLDC in collaboration with the Women’s sector in Donegal are supporting this campaign to talk to men, to involve them, to tell them that they are critical to ending violence against women and children.  Most men celebrate women, they don’t control them.  Good men love and protect children.  A small minority, however, continue to hurt women and children.

To date the Donegal campaign has received support from the President Michael D. Higgins, Daniel O’Donnell, Jason Black and Karl Lacey.

There will be a number of events planned throughout 2014 to publicise the campaign.

For more information on the campaign contact Caoimhin Mac Aoidh, CEO DLDC on 074 9127056.

St Patrick - Mayor of Ballyshannon Cllr. John Meehan with Susan Kierce Marsh, Project Officer DLDC.
St Patrick – Mayor of Ballyshannon Cllr. John Meehan with Susan Kierce Marsh, Project Officer DLDC.