Regardless of the time of day, standing, walking or running, no woman should feel unsafe in the streets of Ireland. #SheWasGoingForARun
Since 1996, 244 women in Ireland have been killed due to gender based violence.
Two weeks ago on January 12 2022, Ashling Murphy, a 23 year old Irish primary school teacher, was attacked and murdered while on a run along the Grand Canal outside of Tullamore in Ireland.
The killing of Murphy has triggered the debate on violence against women. Murphy’s murder is not a singular case, every year, there continues to be countless cases of violence against women in Ireland by men.
Combating gender-based violence
The #SheWasGoingForARun Campaign aims to actively combat violence against women by awareness raising, fundraising, creating online content and community building. The Campaign will end on March 6 2022 with a commemorative run to honour Ashling Murphy and the victims of gender based violence. The run will be organised by local communities and all proceeds will go to the Women’s Aid. We have 128 people participating in the run across the globe and have raised just under €3000 in less than a week.
To get involved and join the campaign, visit run.hersport.ie
Mamobo is one of thirty 2021-2022 Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.