Ms Boyle, who is member of Amnesty International and is a senior social worker dealing with incidents of domestic violence, said: “I strongly support this initiative and hope it is successful in stamping out attacks on women.
“The billions of pounds wasted on segregation in Northern Ireland would be far better spent on preventing domestic violence, providing support for victims and ending the culture of ignoring aggressive behaviour.
“It is a scandal that women continue to be attacked and killed, when instead of money being spend on combating violence, cash is being wasted on dividing our society.
“Awareness must be raised and attitudes must change in order to stamp out all attacks on women, whether domestic or outside the home. We heard about the appalling attack on a woman in Woodvale Park in North Belfast on Monday. Such incidents illustrate the urgent need for more resources to help put a stop to all attacks.”