Today, Monday, February 6, 2023, on the new bank holiday celebrating St. Brigid, over 600 people turned out in Bray to #StandStrong against domestic abuse by taking part in a yoga and mindfulness session led by yoga instructor Jen Healy and wellness and positivity coach Niamh Cullen.
As a way to show solidarity with anyone subjected to domestic abuse, attendees were invited to hold the yoga warrior pose together, a non-confrontational symbol of focus, confidence and courage.
Organised by Allianz Insurance and Women’s Aid, #StandStrong aims to become a new annual key date in Ireland’s cultural calendar. It aims to engage, educate and empower people to combat domestic abuse, remove stigma surrounding it and drive for zero tolerance, while raising much-needed funds for Women’s Aid.
“Through the #StandStrong movement we aim to drive greater awareness of the issue of domestic abuse, which affects 1 in 4 women in Ireland, from all backgrounds and ages, with wider, long-term effects on families and communities. I’d like to thank everyone who committed their time to be here today and show solidarity with victims of domestic abuse.” said Sarah Benson, CEO Women’s Aid.
For more information and to donate, visit StandStrong.ie