St Brigid’s Day, which is observed on the 1st of February, marks the beginning of spring in Ireland. Since 2018 Irish Embassies across the world have been marking St. Brigid’s day by organizing events focusing on women’s achievements, rights and creativity through programmes incorporating performances, talks and panel discussions.
For this year the Embassy of Ireland, Cyprus is organizing a hybrid roundtable discussion on the issue of domestic/gender-based violence focusing on best practice and lesson learning, both at case and national policy level. Invited panelists will discuss topics ranging from victim support measures, policing and risk management, education/prevention, legislation and development of effective national strategies.
The event will conclude with a Q&A session.
Annita Demetriou – Speaker of the House of Representatives, CY
Helen McEntee – Minister for Justice, IE (Pre-recorded speech)
Stavria Kamperi – Association for Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family (SPAVO), CY
Professor Louise Crowley- University College Cork, IE (via Zoom)
Garda Rachel Kiernan – UNFICYP
Josie Christodoulou – Independent Expert on Women’s Rights, CY
This St Brigid’s Day event is a programme brought to you by the Department of Foreign Affairs.