Group aim­ing to change laws

Irish Sunday Mirror - - NEWS -

vi­o­lent crime needs to be over­hauled and are cam­paign­ing for manda­tory min­i­mum sen­tences.

Ac­cord­ing to fig­ures by Women’s Aid, more than half of fe­males mur­dered in Ire­land are killed by a cur­rent or former part­ner. Part­ners who are con­victed of man­slaugh­ter are likely to serve al­most three years less in jail than other male per­pe­tra­tors.

In 2016 the or­gan­i­sa­tion dealt with more than 20,000 re­ports of do­mes­tic abuse of women and chil­dren – with 646 threats to kill.

There were 522 re­ports of as­saults with weapons and 352 stalk­ing cases.

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