Responsible reporting of domestic violence to help women at risk access support.

Responsible reporting of domestic violence to help women at risk access support.

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Ascend Domestic Abuse Service started this petition to Press Council of Ireland and

Every bad article on domestic violence is a missed opportunity to help prevent further deaths. Responsible reporting can improve public understanding of domestic violence, help victims and their families seek justice and help women at risk access support.

Over 200 women in Ireland have been killed by their partners in the past 10 years. Some of these deaths attract media attention, yet due to a lack of guidance, domestic violence deaths are often reported in a way that compromises the dignity of the deceased woman and her surviving family. It's time to put an end to bad reporting, which has lasting traumatic impacts on surviving family members.

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