COPE Galway Blog

COPE Galway Christmas Swim hits ‘The Big Screen’

Local business, EZ Living Furniture, promoting the COPE Galway Christmas Swim on their LED Screen on Tuam Road to help get the word out.

When Home becomes a Prison – Domestic Abuse in a Pandemic

You do not have to stay at home. You can leave. If you are ready and can safely do so, call us or call in, we are open 24/7.

We bring surplus food to those who need it – National Stop Food Waste Week

COPE Galway food rescue volunteers collect surplus food for redistribution all year. Marking National Stop Food Waste Week, 12-19 June.

Youth Homelessness in the West

The most up to date homeless figures (March 2019) detailed that there are 47 young people (18-24) homeless and living in emergency...

“If I were a stronger woman, he wouldn’t dare hit me…”

Our Domestic Abuse Service Manager, Dr Carol Baumann, writes about the strength and resilience of women who survive domestic abuse...

So what are we doing about this?!

  One in five women in Ireland will be abused by a partner at some point in their lives. One...

Pregnant women will never be abused

Credible statistics prove that it is a myth that pregnant women will never be abused and this should be treated as a fallacy.

Domestic violence only happens to poor people

  “Women from all backgrounds attend domestic violence services… Many of the women’s partners or spouses work in law, politics...

Whose fault is it? Is it me?

The fault lies solely with the person who chooses to abuse. The target of that abuse can never be at fault.

There is no abuse in same sex relationships

Abuse in intimate relationships is about power and control. People in same-sex relationships are not exempt from this abuse.

Is abuse just a part of this culture?

The use of religion or culture is never an acceptable reason to perpetrate violence against women. 

I was looking at another man – that’s why he hit me

It is never alright to hit another person.  It is never alright to believe that by ‘looking’ at another man, you somehow deserved to be hit.