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The National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence.

An Oifig Náisiúnta um Fhoréigean Baile, Gnéasach agus Inscnebhunaithe a Chosc

  1. Cosc launches National Public Awareness Campaign

On January 12th 2009, Cosc launched a public awareness campaign, "Your Silence Feeds the Violence" on billboards, national and local radio and online.  The national campaign was based on the results of a survey of the Irish public’s attitudes to domestic violence. The survey showed that although the Irish public believed that domestic violence in Ireland was common and was of a criminal nature, most people would only intervene under limited circumstances. The campaign was designed to encourage Irish society as a whole to realise that only by taking an active role can we stop domestic violence from destroying thousands of lives.


From this website you can


• Find out what to do if you are aware of someone suffering domestic abuse. 

• Search a database of local and national services to find the experts who can help.

• You can also download advice from the site that you can read later.

• Download a summary of the survey report findings 

• Download the full survey report