The Green Party is vowing that resources for women who are victims of domestic violence will not be hit in the forthcoming Budget.
The promise comes on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Research shows that one in five Irish women experience sexual violence as adults, while one in eight women surveyed in a Dublin maternity hospital experience violence while pregnant
Last year, more than15,000 incidents of domestic violence were reported to the Women's Aid Helpline.
Green Party Deputy Leader Mary White says vital services for abused women must be maintained.