The #SheWasGoingForARun Campaign aims to actively combat violence against women by awareness raising, fundraising, online content and community building. Funds are being donated to Women’s Aid. For so long the focus has been on what women should do to avoid harm; ‘don’t walk at night’, ‘keep keys in your hand’, ‘cross to the other path if you see a man coming’, ‘text me when you’re home’.
This needs to change. Every woman should have the right to be safe both in their own homes and in their communities.
We are asking you to come together to stand up for all women. On 18th February 2023 we are inviting you to join a walk or run with the aim of raising awareness and funds against gender based violence. Show your support and be part of the change.
You can join a hub near you to go for a run / walk to raise awareness OR you can run / walk as an individual or with family / friends in your own time and in your own locality if there is no hub set up near you.
Where do the funds go?
Funds raised will go to Women’s Aid, a national frontline organisation working to prevent and address the impact of domestic violence and abuse. In 2021 there were 28,096 disclosures of abuse against women. Since 1996, 255 women have been killed with 87% of resolved cases being perpetrated by a man known to the victim.
If you would like to receive a T-Shirt with your donation – please donate €15 or more.