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#sexual violence

# sexual-violence - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Lynn Ruane on sexual assault: 'I carried a shame that wasn’t mine for years before I told anyone'

It’s been 16 years since the Savi – Sexual Abuse and Violence in Ireland – report, and it’s high time Ireland has another one, writes Lynn Ruane.

# sexual-violence - Friday 5 October, 2018

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad have won the Nobel peace prize for 2018

The Congolese doctor and Iraqi human rights activist have been honored with the world-renowned humanitarian prize this morning.

# sexual-violence - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

From The Daily Edge Lily Allen's account of sexual assault reveals we still have a long way to go to tackle how rape is reported Me Too

Lily Allen's account of sexual assault reveals we still have a long way to go to tackle how rape is reported

Lily Allen was able to run away to stop her sexual assault becoming rape, but some women can’t.

# sexual-violence - Thursday 5 April, 2018

'My first thought when I was raped was whether or not I was pregnant - that shouldn't be the case'

The Together For Yes campaign launched a position paper on the proposed legislation.

# sexual-violence - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

When consent is contested, both sides are fighting for a 'win'

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, while accepting the verdict of the Belfast jury, is concerned about how all parties are treated in such cases and how it can deter reporting sexual violence.

# sexual-violence - Thursday 4 January, 2018

New national survey to examine sexual harassment in workplace

The last SAVI report, which was commissioned 16 years ago, is to be updated.

# sexual-violence - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Taoiseach asks ministers to examine if Irish statistics on sexual violence need updating

There have been calls for the SAVI report, commissioned 15 years ago, to be updated.

# sexual-violence - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

'I don’t trust anyone any more, they all failed me' - The sexual victims of Bosnia's war

Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International Ireland says the report shows that the women are being forgotten.

# sexual-violence - Monday 26 June, 2017

Almost 1,500 calls were made to a sexual violence centre in Cork last year

Nine in 10 victims that availed of the centre’s services were female.

# sexual-violence - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Man convicted of kidnapping ex-partner, jury fails to reach verdict on rape charge

The man allegedly beat and threatened the mother of his children throughout their five-year relationship.

# sexual-violence - Monday 19 December, 2016

'Our culture blames victims as young as 12': New report on sexual violence in Ireland launched

At the launch of its annual report, the RCNI spoke about consent, abortion and how we judge teenage victims.

# sexual-violence - Thursday 8 December, 2016

'I'm not a victim, I'm a survivor': MP gives powerful speech about being raped at 14 House Of Commons This post contains videos

'I'm not a victim, I'm a survivor': MP gives powerful speech about being raped at 14

A number of MPs were moved to tears when Michelle Thomson recalled the ordeal.

# sexual-violence - Thursday 20 October, 2016

"If you touch one of us, we all react" - Women react to brutal rape and slaying of teenager

Student Lucia Perez was allegedly raped and impaled on a spike by drug dealers.

# sexual-violence - Monday 7 March, 2016

Man pleads guilty to raping a mother and daughter

The 47-year-old man was on bail for previously kidnapping the daughter.

# sexual-violence - Monday 15 February, 2016

Students’ Union not happy with university top brass after probe dismisses ‘UCD 200′ claims

UCDSU says management have treated the allegations as ‘public relations’ matter.

# sexual-violence - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Plan to combat domestic violence will 'make Ireland a safer place for women and men'

There’ll be extra training for gardaí and a nationwide awareness campaign.

# sexual-violence - Thursday 3 December, 2015

'Prostitution happens a lot, but what can you do? You have to eat'

A new report identifies that women and girls with disabilities are “a particularly at risk group for sexual violence” during humanitarian crises.

# sexual-violence - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

To my attacker: 'I want you to see I'm not defeated'

There are calls for victims to be able to meet offenders in the aftermath of sexual crimes.

# sexual-violence - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

In Ireland, a man can actually confess to rape and still serve no time in prison

Yesterday Magnus Meyer Hustveit walked free from court after admitting that he had repeatedly raped his former girlfriend when she was unconscious.

# sexual-violence - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

There were 25 calls seeking help after a rape every day last year

Over 9,000 contacts were received in 2014.

# sexual-violence - Sunday 14 June, 2015

Poll: Does the Irish system for reporting sexual offences need to change? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does the Irish system for reporting sexual offences need to change?

Two out of every three sexual assaults in Ireland last year were never reported to any authority.

Two out of every three victims of rape won't report it to the authorities - why?

“There’s no grey area in the law.”

# sexual-violence - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Tusla defends its decision to withdraw funding from the Rape Crisis Network

It says, “The decision is dictated by the need to achieve the best use of limited available resources.”

# sexual-violence - Saturday 23 May, 2015

This hard-hitting video could challenge people’s views on rape

This hard-hitting video could challenge people’s views on rape

“Most people who are raped already know the person who raped them,” said Rape Crisis Midwest.

# sexual-violence - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

French soldiers accused of 'stomach-turning' rape of children fleeing war

Reports claim children as young as nine were raped in exchange for food.

# sexual-violence - Saturday 25 April, 2015

How the language we choose can help combat violence against women

Language matters – none of us are perfect human beings and we all fall prey to our unconscious prejudices that we absorb from our environment.

# sexual-violence - Friday 3 April, 2015

Graham Dwyer highlights the danger of thinking a ‘type’ of person commits sexual crimes

Until we accept that we have inaccurate perceptions about what kind of person perpetrates sexual violence, it will continue.

# sexual-violence - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

We need to talk more about relationships, consent and sexual violence

A recent survey in UCC found that many students have worrying gaps in knowledge about sexual violence.

# sexual-violence - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Column: Healing broken souls and bodies – how sexual violence is shattering lives in CAR

“Sophie was on a bus going to the market in Boguila in northwest Central African Republic when it was stopped by a group of armed men.”

# sexual-violence - Monday 8 December, 2014

This city has just banned Uber after claims a driver raped a passenger

The 26-year-old woman had fallen asleep during the trip home.

# sexual-violence - Friday 28 November, 2014

Calls for new law to 'call child pornography what it is' - child abuse

“It’s time to get tough with these people.”

Opinion: Young Travellers experiencing domestic violence can feel extremely isolated

Relationships between minorities and the police can involve fear and mistrust – creating additional obstacles for women seeking to leave a violent situation.

# sexual-violence - Thursday 27 November, 2014

New law means electronic tagging for some sex offenders

There has been a wide welcome for new offences against child grooming and buying sex.

# sexual-violence - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Direct Provision 'increases distress and vulnerability' of sexually-abused migrants

The Rape Crisis Network of Ireland has said that the DP system needs to be overhauled to protect refugees.

# sexual-violence - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Lawmakers told that prostitution is sexual violence and that domestic violence is a crime

Today’s report by the Oireachtas Justice Committee on Sexual and Domestic Violence suggests changes to the way prostitution is legislated for.

# sexual-violence - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Protesters being targeted by Triad violence and sexual assaults - Amnesty

Police are being accused of ‘standing by’ as protesters were attacked.

# sexual-violence - Monday 8 September, 2014

Three Italian nuns found brutally murdered at Burundi convent

Pope Francis has offered his condolences after the horrific murders.

# sexual-violence - Thursday 4 September, 2014

'Coming forward as a victim of rape is very difficult as it triggers shame and blame'

What services does the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre offer and who avails of them?

# sexual-violence - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre reports 'disturbing increase' of sexual violence

The organisation said that 48% of clients were victims of childhood sexual abuse.

# sexual-violence - Friday 29 August, 2014

Opinion: It's a false economy to cut back funding to rape crisis centres

We need to gain a true picture of the prevalence most heinous crimes in our society in order to inform national policy.

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