Pictured is Kathleen Chada, who is this year's guest speaker at the ODVSS's International Women's Day Brunch in the Bridge House Hotel, on Friday March 8 from 12.45pm to 2pm.
Offaly Domestic Violence Support Service will hold their International Women’s Day Brunch in The Bridge House Hotel on Friday March 8 from 12.45 p.m. to 2pm. This year's guest speaker is Kathleen Chada. Kathleen’s husband Sanjeev Chada (44), from Co Carlow, was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2014 after driving his sons, Eoghan (10) and Ruairí (five), to Co Mayo, where he strangled them. He then wrote a note saying: “I suppose we will always be together now in some way.” Their bodies were discovered in the boot of his car after he crashed near Westport.
Kathleen has been campaigning in raising awareness of domestic violence, working closely with Safe Ireland, and Women’s Aid and said that it’s been an “eye-opener” in terms of realising parallels between her husband’s behaviour and coercive control.
Development Manager with ODVSS Anne Clarke expressed “We are delighted to have Kathleen as our guest this year, Kathleen strives to continue to be the voice of her sons. I am in awe of Kathleen’s bravery and courage”.
The brunch is a free event and open to the general public, but booking is essential. For information on this event contact Anne on 0579351796 or email firstname.lastname@example.org