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21 October - Lived Experiences: Women, Conflict & the Island of Ireland



Time: Thursday 21 October, 4-5pm

Venue: Online, hosted by SPIRASI, the National Centre for Victims of Torture

Tickets: Free

Register here.

Join Spirasi, Ireland’s National Centre for Victims of Torture, at the live launch of their ‘Lived Experiences: Women, Conflict and the Island of Ireland’ programme. This set of interviews highlights the experiences of Irish women at home and on the international stage examining women and conflict. Created as a project to celebrate International Women’s Day, Spirasi have followed the journeys of women working in the are of conflict. Our online series includes interviews with:

  • Baronness Nuala O’Loan, Police Ombudsman for the Omagh bombing enquiry and special envoy to Timor-Leste
  • Hazel Chu, Former Mayor of Dublin
  • Dr Clare Dunne, Spirasi physician and medic with Medicin Sans Frontiere
  • Aisling Hearns, Therapy coordinator at Spirasi
  • Dr Katie McQuillan, Psychotherapist

Spirasi is Ireland’s National Centre for Victims of Torture. Through our models of care, training programmes and alliances, we support refugees and asylum seekers who arrive in this country from all over the world. The rehabilitation services offered by Spirasi are unique in Ireland and consist of the following:

  • Multidisciplinary (medical, therapeutic and psychosocial) Initial Assessments for both victims of torture and those who have suffered cruel and inhumane treatment
  • Ongoing therapeutic interventions for victims of torture which includes individual, group and family therapies
  • Both in-house and outreach psychosocial supports
  • Medical Legal Reports (MLRs) for the protection process
  • English Language Classes for victims of torture and their families that complement the rehabilitative work

Our Centre is based in Dublin with outreach psychosocial services are provided in Balseskin, the main Reception Centre for the Irish State, Mosney Direct Provision Centre and medical clinics in four areas of Ireland.