Mary Crilly a longtime campaigner for womens rights was recently the guest speaker at Cork Rotary Club’s meeting at the Metropole Hotel.
Mary is the Co-Founder and CEO of the Sexual Violence Centre Cork. Founded on International Women’s Day in 1983, the centre provides a range of confidential and free-of-charge supports and services to the survivors of rape, sexual assault and child sexual abuse. A dedicated and active campaigner, Mary was recently honoured with the Freedom of Cork in recognition of her work.
Mary spoke passionately about the need to reduce the incidences of sexual violence in our society and to better support victims .
President Tim OMahony thanked Mary on behalf of the club and praised her for her enormous contribution over 40 years to the civic life of Cork, through her support for victims of sexual violence.
Campaigner Mary Crilly with Tim O'Mahony, President of Cork Rotary Club