To mark the 16 Days of Action and the International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women, President Higgins hosted a reception for the International Women's Club of Dublin.
The event is one in a series of events at which the President has highlighted the serious issue of gender based violence, and President Higgins used the reception to highlight the fact that each year, 50,000 women are killed by their partners or family members.
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President Higgins is one of the champion world leaders of the HeForShe campaign.
- President and Sabina Higgins visit Aoibhneas women's refuge (2019)
- Garden Party on Gender Equality (2019)
- President hosts a reception in his role as a Global World Leader of UN Women’s HeforShe Campaign (2016)
- Address at UN summit dialogue on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment (2015)
- President Higgins marks 10th anniversary of Irish Consortium on Gender Based Violence (2015)