Louth Fianna Fáil Senator Erin McGreehan has welcomed Government moves to launch a new strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence.   

The Department of Justice will now lead the development across government of the new strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence, which will be published by the end of the year.

The third national Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence will outline how the Government will radically improve services and supports for victims and will be the most ambitious plan to date.  

Senator McGreehan commented, “I welcome this announcement – the only way this State can tackle Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence is through a whole of Government approach and indeed a whole of society attitude.

“I look forward to this much waited for Government Strategy and more importantly I look forward to the actions that will come from this Strategy.  

“Over the duration of this pandemic the world has seen a devastating increase in Domestic Violence – no modern society with any morals in any way should have any tolerance towards any type of violence. We need to stamp it out and provide supports for the victims. Domestic violence a lot of the time is about control. That control is taken away by providing a safe place to the victim to move on, and then continued supports to that victim and family they will feel better able to move on. There needs to be proper deterrents for the abuser and we also need as a society to work to always empower the victim.”