Episode 2238: Violence Against Women And Girls, And What Society Can Do About It
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The murder of the 23-year-old teacher, musician & camogie player Ashling Murphy in Tullamore last week has opened up a national conversation around the harassment and violence suffered by women at the hands of men in our country.
Sinead O’Carroll, editor of thejournal.ie, and Louise Crowley, professor at the School of Law in UCC join us on today’s show.
Louise has introduced a bystander intervention programme into the college which teaches students how to intervene in situations where there’s inappropriate language or behaviour being used, and her insights from the front lines illustrate both the size of the problem, and the willingness among men and women to do something about it.
They talk to us about what men can do, what the country can learn, and whether this is truly a watershed moment in Irish life.
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