Nata Duvvury, Component Three PI, argues for increased investment to address VAWG at the SAFE Ireland Summit
On the 14-15th of November, Safe Ireland, the National Social Change Agency working on eradicating domestic violence in Ireland, held the Safe Ireland Summit. The Summit brought together leaders in the fight against domestic violence and included high academic, legal and political leaders, art installations, video and music. Among the 20 + speakers were Lynn Rosenthal, former White House Advisor on Violence against Women, New York Times Journalist Mona Eltahawy, Senator Ivana Bacik, Tanaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality Francis Fitzgerald, and Component Three’s Nata Duvvury. Dr. Nata Duvvury, argued that that we need acceleration in the efforts and resources committed to addressing domestic violence, including evidence of the costs of inaction as well as full accounting from government on what resources are being invested to address the problem. This argument is all the more pressing given the new context of the global framework on Social Development Goals and the commitment to reduce and eliminate by 2030 violence against women, including domestic violence.