All-Ireland Prayer Vigil: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence
In a powerful gesture of solidarity with women in Ireland and across the world who are suffering gender based violence, Mothers’ Union is spreading the word and calling on women all over Ireland to stand together in prayer and in person on Saturday, 28th November, in the form of an All–Ireland Prayer Vigil.
With gatherings in all 12 dioceses of the Church of Ireland it is hoped that this simple action will contribute to raising awareness among the general population and encouraging governments to take action.
The ‘16 days’ is based on the period between 25th November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and 10th December, Human Rights Day.
Figures from the World Health Organisation show that, globally, an estimated 23–37% of women suffer violence from an intimate partner, and that 38% of all women murdered across the world are killed by their partner. ‘16 Days’ provides the opportunity to raise awareness of this issue, demonstrate solidarity against violence and put pressure on governments to take action.
Please join us in our call to end gender–based violence at a venue near you.
Armagh: Armagh City Hotel, 11.15am
Cashel, Ferns and Ossory:
St. Edan’s Cathedral, Ferns, 3–5pm
St. Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny, 3–5pm
Cashel Cathedral, 3–5pm
Clogher: Hillard Room, Cathedral Hall, Enniskillen, 3–5pm
Connor: St. Anne’s Cathedral, 3–6pm
Down and Dromore: St. Anne’s Cathedral, 3–6pm
Derry & Raphoe: St. Columb’s Cathedral, 3–4.30pm
Dublin & Glendalough: Christ Church Cathedral, 3–6pm
Cork, Cloyne & Ross:
(21st November) Celtic Ross Hotel, 3pm
(28th November) St. Peter’s Church, Carrigrohane, 3–4pm
Kilmore, Elphin & Ardagh: St. George’s Church, Carrick on Shannon, 3–6pm
Limerick & Killaloe: St. Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick, 3–4.30pm
Meath & Kildare:
St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim, 3–5pm
Castro Petri, Edenderry, 3–5pm
Tuam, Kilalla & Achonry: (21st November 21st) Bishop’s House, Breaffy Woods, 12 midday
About Mothers’ Union
Mothers’ Union is a worldwide Christian membership organisation that demonstrates the Christian faith in action through the transformation of communities through 4 million members in 83 countries. We work with people of all faiths and none to promote stable marriage, family life and the protection of children through praying, enabling and campaigning.
For more information on the Mothers' Union, please visit:
Diocesan Mothers' Union Websites
Cashel & Ossory
Cork, Cloyne & Ross
Derry & Raphoe
Down & Dromore
Dublin & Glendalough
Kilmore, Elphin & Ardagh
Limerick & Killaloe
Meath & Kildare
Tuam, Killala & Achonry
Worldwide Mothers' Union Website