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Sunday 28 May 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Rape Crisis

Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
Mountjoy's female prisoners without specialised rape counselling since last August
A report by
Eoghan Dalton
The situation has caused alarm for those working in the sector, as international research suggests at least half of female prisoners have been sexually abused.
All time
Dr Caroline West: It is vital we stop victim blaming when it comes to sexual assault
The consent outreach coordinator says we owe it to victims of sexual assault to address and change our attitudes to these crimes.
# Rape
'Young people are taking what they know about sex from porn'
Conversation around consent and sexual violence in Ireland has been dominated in recent weeks by George Hook.
# chaos and uncertainty
Homeless crisis: Rise in calls to rape helpline from people who have lost their homes
The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is reporting a marked increase in contacts from people who have been rendered homeless.
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 offence
Sexual consent needs to be legally defined: 'Not doing so isolates and silences victims'
RCNI recommends a definition similar to that adopted in England and Wales be introduced to a new sexual offences Bill.
# crisis funding
Two rape crisis centres are to close temporarily as cuts take hold
The services in Clare and Tipperary will be closed for at least a month because of a €120,000 shortfall.
# Domestic Violence
One in three European women have experienced physical or sexual violence since the age of 15
This is the largest European study on violence against women, including interviews with 42,000 women across Europe.
# Rape
Young people believe alcohol facilitates the majority of 'sexual hook ups'
New research into youth sexual behaviour, consent and alcohol finds that Irish young people believe sexual consent is largely ‘unspoken’.
# Rape Crisis
'Disturbing' increase in calls to rape helpline in 2012
The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre accompanied 260 victims to the sexual assault treatment unit in the Rotunda Hospital last year.
# Rape Crisis
17 terminations of pregnancy as a result of rape in 2011
Rape Crisis Network Ireland said that two out of 90 survivors became pregnant more than once as a result in rape and had different outcomes each time.
# Rape Crisis
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.
# Rape Crisis
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.