Around 50 people took part in a silent walk through the People's Park in Limerick city this afternoon in support of women in Ireland who experience domestic abuse.
The walk was organised by the Limerick Area Network on Violence Against Women.
The network includes organisations such as Adapt House, which provides shelter accommodation in Limerick, and the Rape Crisis Centre, which provides counselling and support to people who have been raped or have suffered sexual violence.
It is estimated that one in five women in Ireland have experienced domestic abuse or violence in their close family relationships.
Adapt House, which provides 14 self-contained units for women and children who have suffered abuse and have to flee their homes, described the one-in-five figure as a shocking statistic.
Deirdre Barrett, who works with Adapt Domestic Abuse Services, said the purpose of the walk was to show solidarity with these women and to show that violence against a woman is a crime and will not be tolerated in Limerick.
The walk was part of a series of events undertaken during a 16-day global campaign of action.