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Plan For Reviews Into Domestic Violence Murders To Examine If 'Red Flags' Were Missed

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The national strategy is due to be published next month.

Reviews are to be carried out into future cases where women are killed by their partners, or in family murder-suicides, to examine if State agencies missed previous red flags, as part of a plan to tackle gender-based violence.

The national strategy for domestic, sexual and gender-based violence,will be published next month, and commits to updating the school curriculum.

This would mean primary and secondary school pupils being taught about consent, domestic violence, coercive control and internet and social media use in an “age appropriate manner”.

The plan also states, there will be national campaigns on educating boys and men about pornography.

A strategy will support funding extra lighting in public areas and the introduction of “safe spaces” where people can wait for public transport.

The plan outlines supports the introduction of domestic homicide reviews, which would happen in cases where a woman was killed by her partner or ex-partner, or where a family member kills their partner and children.

These would examine if there were any shortfalls in the response of State bodies in an attempt to find possible shortcomings.

Sarah Benson from Women's Aid welcomed the plans for the national campaign on consent, with Eoin Beatty on Thursday's Kildare Focus:



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