President Michael D. Higgins hosts event for MAN UP and HeforShe in Áras an Uachtaráin

From left to right: Assistant Chief of Staff of the Defense Forces, Brigadier General Peter O’ Halloran, Gerry Collins, IBEC, President Michael D. Higgins, First Lady Sabina Higgins, David Joyce, ICTU, John Delaney, FAI at the MAN UP, HeforShe event in Áras an Uachtaráin on March 11th, 2016   Sharon O’Halloran, CEO of SAFE Ireland, […]

UFC Fighter Cathal Pendred is fronting SAFE Ireland’s MAN UP Campaign this year with a call out to all men to use their common power to stand up against domestic violence.

UFC Fighter Cathal Pendred is fronting SAFE Ireland’s MAN UP campaign this year with a call out to all men to use their common power to stand up against domestic violence. MAN UP focuses on the positive role that men play in ending domestic violence, in challenging abuse and supporting women and children. At the […]

Launch of MAN UP 2015 ~ Monday, November 16th

The launch of MAN UP 2015 takes place on Monday, November 16th in Pearse Street Library, Pearse Street, Dublin 2 with mix martial arts fighter Cathal Pendred. A professional fighter with UFC, Cathal is a person who challenges stereotypes and provokes thought and discussion. As he says in our new MAN UP web film: “Each […]

First Lady Sabina Higgins Launches Man Up Exhibition in Offaly

First Lady Sabina Higgins, together with Offaly Domestic Violence Support Service launched SAFE Ireland’s Man Up photo exhibition in Tullamore Library on March 31st, 2015. Alongside Cllr. Sinead Dooley, Andrea Zipoli, the photographer responsible for the captivating pictures, welcomed the public to view the exhibition anytime during its month long stay in April.  

Italian Magazine’s report on Man Up

Italian magazine’s Republica and Oggi have written articles on the SAFE Ireland Man Up photographic exhibition. “The photographs are aimed at capturing moments that may belong to anyone, beyond nationality, level of education or religious belief” ~ OGGI. While Di Nicola Perilli of Republica write’s “The black and white photographs highlights the goodness that Andrea […]

Italian Magazine, Panorama, on Man Up’s Photographic Exhibition by Andrea Zipoli

An Italian magazine based in Milan, has written an article about Andrea Zipoli’s Man Up Photographic Exhibition. Rita Fenini writes ‘Born in Milan but Irish by adoption, and with a degree in architecture, Andrea Zipoli made his “passion” for photography his profession. Sensitive to the issue of violence against women and children, he created a […]

Lynn Rosenthal, White House Advisor on Violence Against Women, and Ryan Tubridy Launch MAN UP 2014

White House advisor for violence against women Lynn Rosenthal was the keynote speaker at the launch of MAN UP 2014. Ms Rosenthal said she admired Ireland for tackling gender roles so squarely and said men have a “moral responsibility to speak out” against domestic violence. Safe Ireland is teaming up with the US-based National Network to End […]

Nearly 11,500 women and children get support from domestic violence services in 2013

At least 8,033 women and 3,424 children received support from a domestic violence service in Ireland in 2013, according to new statistics released today by SAFE Ireland, the national organisation of domestic violence services. In addition, services across Ireland answered 46,137 helpline calls.  This means that 126 calls were answered every day, or five calls […]

New MAN UP Photographic Exhibition Goes On Nationwide Tour

Galway photographer Andrea Zipoli has created a stunning exhibition of 20 photos to accompany the MAN UP Campaign for 2014.  Andrea has captured some of the many everyday ways in which great men show kindness, courage and support for women and children.  After listening to a radio interview about domestic violence, Andrea shared a photograph […]

SAFE Ireland reveals domestic violence statistics for 2013

On Just One Day, 467 women and 229 children – over 700 people – were receiving accommodation and support from a domestic violence service in Ireland, according to the 2013 SAFE Ireland One-Day Census, released today.