West Cork Women Against Violence Project

Have you ever felt afraid of someone who is close to you? Violence against women is unacceptable.

West Cork Women Against Violence Project offers free and confidential listening, information and support services for women experiencing domestic violence.

Freephone helpline: 1800 203 136

We have moved offices. Our new address is:

Wolfe Tone Square, Bantry Co. Cork P75 TN96
Office hours: Monday - Friday 9.00AM - 4.00PM

What We Do:

• Provide a safe, confidential, non-judgemental support service for women experiencing violence
• Inform women about their options so that they can make their own decisions about their future
• Provide women who choose to stay in an abusive relationship with ways to stay safe
• Ensure greater support for women experiencing domestic violence in West Cork
• Reduce the social acceptability of violence against women.

We Offer:

• A free and confidential Listening, Information and Support service
• Continual Support for women, whatever their choice
• Appointments by arrangement in the office or at a safe location
• Drop-in service at offices in Bantry and Skibbereen
• Court Accompaniment
• Appointment Accompaniment: we will accompany you to relevant agencies e.g. An Garda Síochána
• Transport in Crisis
• Subsidised Counselling
• An Education, Training and Information programme for professionals, community groups and schools
• Newsletter published 3 times a year– West Cork Whisper

We have not published a paper version of the latest West Cork Whisper but you can view it online by clicking on the image of the cover below:


Zero Tolerance Campaign: Office
Department of Justice Ireland

Zero Tolerance means realising that we have allowed gender based violence and abuse, and the attitudes and assumptions which underpin it, inflict misery on too many for too long.

The aim of the government's third national strategy is clear: Zero Tolerance of domestic, sexual and gender based violence in our communities.

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Violence against women is unacceptable!

We value all the help and support that we receive from organisations and individuals, and your financial support, whatever the amount, will help us to help those suffering domestic abuse. We all believe that violence against women is unacceptable.
Freephone helpline: 1800 203 136