DATING abuse is being highlighted in a new campaign. It will feature in social media and on posters throughout Waterford city.

It will explain that new laws brought in at the start of the year mean women experiencing abuse in dating relationships can now apply for safety and protection orders.

The #TooIntoYou campaign, organised by Women’s Aid, will run until March 8, International Women’s Day.

It aims to inform young women about key danger signs of dating abuse and how to combat online stalking and digital abuse, as well as how to apply for a protection order if needed.

  • Signs of dating abuse include:
    *A partner tells you he hates your friends and that you spend too much time with them.
    *A partner who makes you feel guilty for not spending all your free time with him.
    *A partner who texts constantly and gets angry when you ignore him. He demands your passwords so he can check your messages.
    *A partner who tells you how to dress and criticises your choice.
    *A partner who is violent or threatens you.

Any woman who is afraid of her partner or husband can contact the 24-hour Women’s Aid national freephone helpline on 1800 341 900.

24-hour Women’s Aid national freephone helpline on 1800 341 900.

Men experiencing domestic violence can contact Amen via 046 902 3718 or online.

 

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