‘If the Palestinian people have their lives back, it will be great’: Ireland’s first female tour guide
Ireland has welcomed its first female international tour guide, who is travelling the world to raise awareness about sexual violence.
Alyssa Breslin-Kirkpatrick is based in the US with her husband, Simon, a professional musician.
“If the Palestinians have their life back, then I think that is a huge thing,” Simon said.
Alyssaa Breslan-Kirby, 25, is the first Irish woman to have travelled to a country on a solo solo solo tour.
Her tour will take her to the United States, Australia and New Zealand, with stops in Dubai, Tokyo and Sydney.
“It’s important that the Palestinian community is aware of the fact that we have a culture that has a lot of violence towards women,” Simon added.
“I want people to know that there is nothing that’s going to stop women from doing this.”
Women are the future.
I don’t want them to be alone.
“Simon said the tour is an important step in Ireland’s commitment to combating violence against women and girls.”
We’re doing it in solidarity with women around the world,” he said.”
Because the Palestinian culture has been really impacted by the trauma that it’s gone through and the oppression that they’re living under, it’s very important that we’re doing what we can to support them.
“Alyssas tour will run from April 16 to April 21, 2019.