However speaking following the release of the report a representative for the Foyle Women’s Aid commented that while it was undeniable the local figures were high, the organisation was “not put off” by this.
“We would see this as a very positive thing - that there has been an increased response to women reporting incidents and an increased confidence in women who feel they are able to come forward.”
Since Caroline Crosson’s death it’s been widely noted that literally hundreds of women have escaped abusive and violent relationships on hearing Caroline’s story not to mention the work carried out by local women’s organisations such as Foyle Women’s Aid. Each year in
Derry there is now an annual Carolines’s Day organised by her family and friends, in an effort to raise awareness of domestic violence.
For help and support on issues relating to domestic abuse and violence there is a 24hr hotline 0800 917 1414
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