As if the upcoming SHEmazing! gig wasn’t already set to be an absolute stomper of a night, we are pumped to announce that everyone’s favourite folk duo, Hudson Taylor, will also be taking to the stage on July 6.
Taking place in The Sugar Club, the gig – headlined by Róisín O – will raise awareness of an issue which affects more Irish women than anyone would like to imagine – and that issue is dating abuse.
Commenting on the worrying trend which is becoming more and more prevalent in today’s dating scene, our editor Gillian Fitzpatrick said: “Our SHEmazing.net readers are telling us that one in three girls have already experienced Dating Abuse within their own relationships, while over half of our girls know someone who is currently in an abusive or unhealthy relationship.”
“Very often the first serious relationships we start in our teens or early 20's are a whirlwind of love, romance and excitement,” she continued.
“However it is this love that can make women blind to the onset of controlling and abusive behaviour often distancing themselves from friends and family members.”
With funds for Women’s Aid support service hit by Government cuts, we’re determined to raise money for an organisation which provides help to women affected by verbal, emotional, controlling, physical or cyber abuse.
If you suspect you are in an unhealthy relationship, you can seek help from dating abuse dedicated advice site, 2iN2U.ie, which as Linda Smith of Women's Aid explains “is designed to help young women know the difference between safe and sinister behaviour in intimate relationships and offer support to those experiencing dating abuse."
Tickets to next month’s gig are available here so don’t miss out on your opportunity to do your bit for the ladies in your life.