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# Rape Crisis Network Ireland

This year
Rape Crisis Network calls for independent authority on domestic, sexual, gender based violence
This post would independently monitor and scrutinise the coordination and implementation of policy and practice.
Last year
Rape crisis centres: Increase in helpline calls compared with pre-pandemic years
A report by
Hayley Halpin
That’s according to the Rape Crisis Network Ireland’s rape crisis statistics 2021 report.
All time
Rape crisis centres: 22% increase in helpline calls as waiting lists rise
More than 13,068 contacts were made to six centres last year.
Irish teenagers facing high levels of sexual harassment, report finds
Four out of five teenagers surveyed said they had been subjected to sexual harassment in the last 12 months.
'There's a lot we can do to make the court process easier for rape victims'
Yesterday a rape victim told the Central Criminal Court that the trial was one of the hardest things she has ever had to do.
'We have a duty to survivors': Rape Crisis Network won't publish data because of funding cuts
The group said that its funding had been reduced by 70% since 2015.
'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.
Calls for new hate crime laws as people report assaults and violence because of sexuality
The RCNI’s new report launched today looks at LGBT survivors of sexual violence.
Two out of every three victims of rape won't report it to the authorities - why?
“There’s no grey area in the law.”
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.”
The Rape Crisis Network says this ad "blames victims of rape", but those behind it say that's not true
The ad is for the Role Models alcohol campaign.
One in seven sex abuse victims felt they were treated insensitively by gardaí
The report also found that 41% of victims did not receive ongoing contact with the gardaí after they reported their case.
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.
EU wide survey on violence against women shows startling statistics
The Rape Crisis Network is asking for funding to be protected in light of the findings.
DNA database is one more tool that will help catch perpetrators, says RCNI
The Rape Crisis Network Ireland welcomes the DNA Database System Bill which will increase the possibility for justice for sexual violence victims.
'Urgent action' needed to regulate access to the counselling notes of child sex abuse survivors
The RCNI has called for an end to the current system which allows a child’s intimate counselling notes, discussing their sexual abuse, to be used during a court trial.
RCNI calls for an end to granting bail after conviction for rape
The Rape Crisis Network Ireland has called for renewed urgency in reforming sentencing and bail practices following this week’s controversial sentencing at a Dublin court.
Victims of sexual crimes wait average of three years for attacker's sentencing
A Rape Crisis Network Ireland guide for survivors of sexual violence says it takes an average of 33 months to reach sentencing stage.
Rape helpline to see increased calls over Christmas
There were 1,834 calls to the national 24 hour helpline for rape and sexual abuse during the 2011 festive season.
Alcohol is Ireland's most common 'date-rape' drug - Rape Crisis Network
The organisation says that it is both urgent and possible to change the link between alcohol consumption and sexual violence.
New figures show outcome of pregnancies as a result of rape
More than half of women who became pregnant after rape went on to parent the child.
Rape case woman 'traumatised' by trial arrest - group
The Rape Crisis Network has criticised a judge’s handling of a case in which a woman was reportedly arrested during her alleged attackers’ trial.
Increase in number of people availing of support for rape and sexual violence
Rape Council Network Ireland saw an increase of almost 10 per cent in people using its counselling services in 2010.
In pictures: Women hit streets for SlutWalk protest
Ireland’s first ever SlutWalk took place in Galway today, with dozens protesting against attitudes to sexual assault.
HSE considers cutting all core funding to Rape Crisis Network
The final decision to slash all core funding to the country’s Rape Crisis Network – which would force the current support services offered to victims of rape and sexual abuse to end – has been postponed until August pending a review.