Session 1 Panel 4

Breaking the Silence: Dealing with Domestic Violence

10:00 - 11:00    Panel 4: Breaking the Silence: Dealing with Domestic Violence.
(Hall 3) – EN 🎧 ES, IT


Moderator: Norah Casey, Irish businesswoman, magazine mogul, television personality and broadcaster from Dublin, Ireland. 

Panellists:  
•  Ignacio Socias, Director General of The International Institute for Family Research, Spain - Text available for download - Click here.  Presentation available here
•  Dr Mary Goss, ACCORD, Ireland Presentation available for download here
•  Dr Carol Baumann, COPE Galway Domestic Violence Refuge & Outreach Service, Galway, Ireland - Text available for download - Click here.
•  Dr Monica McWilliams, Academic and Former Politician, Ireland (North) - Text available for download - Click here.

“The verbal, physical, and sexual violence that women endure in some marriages contradicts the very nature of the conjugal union” (AL, 54). “Good pastoral training is important especially in light of particular emergency situations arising from cases of domestic violence and sexual abuse” (AL, 204). This panel discusses the important of speaking out about domestic violence as well as the need for the Church to provide appropriate pastoral support for people who have been subjected to violence in family life. 

Biographies

Norah Casey, Irish businesswoman, magazine mogul, television personality and broadcaster from Dublin, Ireland. 

Broadcaster and publishing entrepreneur Norah Casey was formerly a Dragon in the popular television series Dragons’ Den and is a well-known radio and television personality. The 2nd Edition of her book Spark! was published by Penguin in 2017 and her TEDx talks The Cure for Grief  and The Courage to leave have been watched by thousands. Her digital learning platform Planet Woman seeks to empower women through workbooks, videos, podcasts and animations. Much of her work can be viewed on her You Tube Chanel and at norahcasey.com. Her vodcast 10 Steps to Startup Success is widely used to help budding entrepreneurs start their own business. 

Ignacio Socias, Director General of The International Institute for Family Research, Spain  

Ignacio Socias is Director of International Relations for the International Federation for Family Development and permanent representative at the United Nations ECOSOC. He is also Director of International Relations of The Family Watch, a think tank committed to researching the family and finding solutions to the problems it faces. As part of his work for international bodies on family issues, he has taken part in many meetings within the UN system. He has also organized various expert group meetings around the world and has been a speaker in nearly one hundred conferences in 32 countries. He has promoted and organized the Global Project ‘SDGs and Families’ and the Global Project on ‘Inclusive Cities for Sustainable Families’, and has also represented IFFD in the FamiliesAndSocieties 7FP European Commission Project (2013-2017), the biggest European research project on families.

Dr Mary Goss, ACCORD, Ireland

 

 

 


Dr Carol Baumann, COPE Galway Domestic Violence Refuge & Outreach Service, Galway, Ireland

Dr Carol Baumann is Manager of Cope Galway’s Domestic Violence Service, which has operated a Domestic Violence Service since 1981, serving women and children in Galway city and county who live in abusive situations. Carol joined Cope in 2018, having had a long career in social inclusion, and bringing this experience to the domestic violence sector.  She is privileged to lead a team of dedicated professionals, who have decades of experience in growing, developing and delivering a front-line service to women in need. This experience has included innovative work with children and young people, support to mothers in very challenging circumstances, and working with authorities in Galway city and county to achieve best outcomes for their clients.  Cope Galway DV service also engages in academic work with in the third level education sector and actively pursues research and development in domestic violence and women’s issues. 

Dr Monica McWilliams, Academic and Former Politician, Ireland (North)

 

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