ADAPT International Womens Day – The #BreakTheBias campaign represents a world that is free of bias, stereotypes and is inclusive to all genders.
Help ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services break the silence this International Womens Day
By I Love Limerick correspondent Ava O’Donoghue
This International Women’s Day, help ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services break the silence on domestic abuse by donating to their fundraiser.
The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day, which takes place on Tuesday, March 8, is #BreakTheBias.
The #BreakTheBias campaign represents a world that is free of bias, stereotypes and is inclusive to all genders.
“Imagine a gender-equal world. A world that is free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias,” the International Women’s Day organisation said of the event.
Limerick charity ADAPT is helping to break the bias this International Women’s Day by generating positive visibility of women, celebrating women’s achievements, challenging gender discrimination and supporting other women when they need it most.
ADAPT promotes the right of everyone to live and grow to their fullest potential in a violence-free environment.
The voluntary organisation was established in 1974 to provide support to survivors of domestic abuse and their children across Limerick city and county.
ADAPT runs the largest refuge in the country, providing accommodation for both women and children who have left their homes due to domestic abuse.
The organisation offers a multitude of services such as 24-hour helpline support, one-to-one support, a play therapy service for children who are victims of domestic abuse and educational opportunities for women survivors of domestic abuse.
This year, in support of International Women’s Day, ADAPT is further expanding its outreach services across Limerick City and County and donations will help it continue to do so.
The original goal for the ADAPT International Womens Day fundraiser was €300 but due to the generosity of donors, it was increased to €500.
“Thank you so much for all the generous donations – as we’ve almost already met the goal of €300, I’m going to increase it. You are all amazing,” organiser Laura Reilly commented.
€25 alone provides a play therapy session for a child who has witnessed domestic abuse. €125 provides a family with food and other essential refuge supplies for one week. €200 would deliver activities for children in the refuge for an entire week.
Even a small donation to the ADAPT International Womens Day fundraiser will go a long way, allowing the charity to continue the essential work they do to create a safe space for survivors of domestic abuse and help to #BreakTheBias.
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