Raising awareness about domestic abuse to help break the silence around the problem is the aim of an event being organised in Portlaoise this week which is also being held to thank people who have helped tackled the problem in recent years.
Over the past seven years the Laois Domestic Service says many people have contributed to its success and now the service would like to thank those people and organisations at a party on Friday, December 6 next in Portlaoise’s Parish Centre.
The event is also being held in conjunction with a national campaign.
“This year to mark the 16 days of Action on Violence against Women, we decided to host a party to say thank you to our supporters,” says the service.
The group says it will be an opportunity to make domestic abuse more visible.
“When we do this we are promoting equality and giving hope to women who are experiencing domestic abuse”