Domestic Abuse App launched by Belfast Area Domestic & Sexual Violence Partnership


havenbelfastThe Belfast Area Domestic & Sexual Violence and Abuse Partnership have launched a domestic & sexual violence App, in conjunction with the PCSPS and Belfast Health & Social Care Trust.


The Belfast Area Domestic & Sexual Violence and Abuse Partnership is made up of agencies, organisations, groups and individuals, to include members of the legal profession, who share a common interest and purpose in improving services and support for victims of domestic violence.

On 27th November 2017, the Partnership launched their new domestic & sexual violence App, named ‘Haven: Belfast’ at an event at Belfast’s City Hall.

The App is free to download and is for anyone experiencing domestic and/or sexual violence within an intimate partner relationship and further provides information to various professionals who may come into contact with domestic abuse in the course of their work.

Life Law NI’s very own Karen Connolly  was involved in the Partnership’s Working Group for developing ‘Haven: Belfast’:-

“It has been a pleasure working with the Partnership on the development of ‘Haven: Belfast’.  The App provides an array of material on domestic violence, to include useful information on how to recognise the warning signs of an abusive relationship and where to go for support. 

There is information contained within the App of the various legal remedies a person has for gaining protection from an abusive relationship.   It will hopefully act as a useful tool for clients and legal professionals alike in tackling domestic abuse within our society”.

‘Haven: Belfast’ can be downloaded at the App store or on Google Play from today.

Show Support to the ’16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence’ Campaign

16DaysThis Saturday marks the beginning of ‘The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign’.

This international campaign originated from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute coordinated by the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership in 1991.  It spans from 25th November 2015 ( the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women)  to 10th December 2015 (Human Rights Day) and is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world.

Women’s Aid have been part of the movement for a number of years raising awareness of domestic abuse and challenging society’s attitude to the subject.

Women’s Aid’s theme this year is ‘Healthy Relationships’ providing an opportunity for to promote healthy relationships with young people and highlight issues and ‘alarm bells’ in relation to unhealthy relationships that they might encounter in the future.

Over the course of the 16 Days Campaign, Women’s Aid will also be posting ’16 Myths for 16 Days’ on their social media in order to help dispel myths and common misconceptions around domestic abuse. Life Law NI are assisting Women’s Aid this year with raising awareness of the 16 Days Campaign and of domestic violence and the protection afforded by the law in Northern Ireland to victims of abuse.

You can learn more about the 16 days Campaign here

For further information on how the law can protect you from Domestic Abuse, please fee free to contact us here