Sligo film aims to raise awareness on domestic violence in rural Ireland

A new report shows that a third of women killed in Ireland are attacked by a male relative or acquaintance.

Women’s Aid has published the report which reveals that an average of 10 women have died violently every year since 1996 but that the figure has declined for the past two years.

The report comes on the first day of the international ’16 Days Campaign’ opposing violence against women.

One film to be premiered in Boyle on Sunday as part of the campaign was shot in Castlebaldwin in county Sligo.

The film called ‘Change the Conversation’ is produced by Marilyn O’Connor who was a victim of domestic violence herself for years.

She says it aims to highlight the problem of domestic violence in rural Ireland in particular: