The Esker Project

Esker House Esker Project Badge

The Purple Hand Champaign is an initiative that is inspired from countries experiencing conflict, where women came together and displayed a hand in their window with the aim to inform women that they could gain help and support at that particular place.  

Esker House is rolling out our Purple Hand champion. It is our goal to create as many safe spaces in our community that are identified as safe spaces to access information about supports available to women and children experiencing domestic abuse and violence.  We are offering businesses, organisation and groups in the midlands the opportunity to participate in training that will allow them to recognise and respond to DVA appropriately.  

Once this training is completed the company will be awarded a purple hand to display within their business or service. This will alert women in the community that they are a Purple Hand Champion, and the establishment of a safe space for women to gain support and information regarding DVA.  

The Hopes for this initiative is to create a zero tolerance response to DVA within our community. It aims to prove to perpetrators there is no where to hide and DVA is not tolerated in our community. The success of this work will be reliant on the engagement of our community, stakeholders and supporters.

DVA Training

Esker House, DVA Training Tutor

We are also rolling out a Brief training series, covering the following topics:

  • Coercive Control 
  • Post Separation Abuse 
  • Legal Support 
  • Children and DVA 

Training can be tailored to the needs of any community group seeking training. 

We also provide Training for organisations to be DVA aware and provide guidance in relation to Domestic abuse leave from work. 

For more information contact our Training and Community Engagement team on or call 0906474122

Are you or someone you know experiencing domestic violence or abuse?
Call our Helpline 24/7
on 1800 662 288


For further information or support around domestic violence, you or someone you know is experiencing.

Dr Dobbs Memorial Home, Northgate St., Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Call our 24/7 Helpline on 1800 662 288
Email us 24/7 at
Call 090 647 4122, Monday-Friday 9-5

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