Beauty Sleeping – A Women’s Journey Through Domestic Violence

Women’s Aid ABCLN was delighted to host ‘Beauty Sleeping’ a live performance illustrating a women’s journey through domestic violence with Maiden Voyage Dance and musicians from the Ulster Orchestra in The Old Court House – Antrim.

The creative performance was a collaboration between the Ulster Orchestra and women attending Women’s Aid Reconnect Groups, sponsored by JTI UK. Working together they created a piece of music and choreographed dance which illustrates the journey that many women embark on when they leave an abusive relationship.

Women’s Aid CEO Rosemary Magill says “This performance highlights the relentlessness and sheer exhaustion many women feel having to tell their story time and time again to countless agencies when they experience domestic violence – from social services to housing, health professionals, PSNI, solicitors and school – on top of the emotional turmoil they are going through.”

The performance marks the launch of 16 Days of Activism for the Elimination of Violence Against Women beginning on Sunday 25th November to raise awareness about violence against women, its causes, its consequences, and what we as a society can do to stop it.

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