Up to 39% of women in Ireland between the ages of 18 and 29 have experienced emotional abuse by a boyfriend or partner, according to EU research this Valentine's Day.
The shock statistic is being unveiled as part of a human experiment between Women's Aid and AIB which showed unsuspecting Dublin shoppers how money can be used as a weapon.
More than 20,000 disclosures of domestic violence against women and children were made to Women's Aid last year.
More than half were murdered by their current or former boyfriend, partner or husband and 61% of women were killed in their own homes.
There are calls for the Government to carry out a major review of femicide in Ireland.
More than 19,000 cases of abuse were reported to Women's Aid in 2017.
A quarter of women killed in Ireland die at the hands of a former partner.
Women's Aid has said it received 22,341 reports of domestic abuse against women and children in 2015.
Women's Aid is extending the hours of its free-phone helpline from the New Year.
Women's Aid has said Christmas time can mean a terrifying countdown for women who are experiencing domestic abuse.
Women's Aid is calling for a change in the law to tackle digital abuse of women.
Women's Aid is highlighting the problem of digital abuse and domestic violence.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 7:00 PM