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# ruhama - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Accommodation unit to be set up for victims of sexual exploitation living in Direct Provision

It comes after Ireland was downgraded in an assessment of its response to eliminating human trafficking.

# ruhama - Saturday 5 January, 2019

No convictions secured against sex buyers since new laws introduced

Websites advertising sex remain operational.

# ruhama - Saturday 27 October, 2018

Concerns growing about the number of underage boys being abused in Dublin brothels

A number of suspected brothels have been raided by gardaí in the last year.

# ruhama - Monday 18 June, 2018

Irish service supported 109 people affected by sex trafficking last year

The nationalities that had the highest access rate to Ruhama’s casework service were Nigerian (63 cases) and Irish (41)

# ruhama - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

People urged to call Irish mobile number to hear the reality of sex trafficking here

Ruhama is urging people to call the number and hear what ‘Andreea’ has to say.

# ruhama - Monday 28 August, 2017

'Most prostitution here is run by organised crime gangs': Irish service helped 92 victims of sex trafficking in 2016

Ruhama worked with 304 women of 37 nationalities last year.

# ruhama - Sunday 12 March, 2017

'Pick an apartment block in parts of Dublin and you'll find a brothel': The rise of the Irish vice industry

Children as young as 14 are being used for sex in Ireland.

# ruhama - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

'This approach will not help victims of trafficking': Groups at odds as sex bill passes final stage

The new laws criminalise the purchase of sexual services in Ireland.

# ruhama - Thursday 4 August, 2016

"Not all people in prostitution are exploited" - John Halligan defends stance on legalising sex work

The junior minister was expanding upon comments he made in a recent Hot Press interview.

# ruhama - Friday 8 April, 2016

France has criminalised the purchase of sex - what happened to Ireland's sex laws?

The legislation was not enacted before the previous Dáil was dissolved.

# ruhama - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Here's how many men in Ireland say they have paid for sex

Very few women have, according to this survey.

# ruhama - Thursday 5 March, 2015

Arnotts apologises for 'My First Pole Dance' t-shirts

The clothing has been taken off the shelves after it sparked anger online.

# ruhama - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

# ruhama - Monday 8 September, 2014

Bill to fight child grooming introduced to prevent 'Irish Rotherham'

Cross-party support is being sought to pass the bill.

# ruhama - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Seven per cent increase in women affected by prostitution seeking support

Ruhama, which supports women affected by sex trafficking and prostitution, helped 258 people last year — providing services to women from 32 different nationalities.

# ruhama - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Charities warn that children in care are at risk of sexual exploitation

It follows the revelation this week that over thirty people have been arrested in Northern Ireland as part of a major child abuse investigation.

# ruhama - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Buying sex should be a crime, selling it should not - Oireachtas committee

Recommendations that shift the onus on to people who pay for and organise prostitution are welcomed by prostitution support charity Ruhama.

# ruhama - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Sex trafficking numbers 'tip of the iceberg'

Over 1,000 women for sale on the internet in Ireland, told, but few go to police.

# ruhama - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Ruhama reports 18 per cent increase in demand for support services

Group which assists women affected by prostitution and trafficking says it supported 241 women last year.

# ruhama - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

"Women sell sex because they have to," says new campaign

The Ruhama agency has launched a new multimedia campaign which it says “contradicts the glamorous veneer and images used to advertise and normalise prostitution”.

# ruhama - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Reports of 13 cases of trafficking of minors made last year

Of the alleged victims, eight were said to have been trafficked for sexual exploitation.

# ruhama - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Prostitution programme 'showed the appalling abuse of women' - Taoiseach

Enda Kenny told the Dáil today that the government intends to introduce legislation to clamp down on the prostitution industry in Ireland.

RTÉ praised for 'hard hitting' programme on prostitution

Profiting from Prostitution revealed that about 700 women are currently selling sex in Ireland and their pimps are taking in massive profits as a result.

# ruhama - Friday 30 September, 2011

Column: ‘I thought what I was doing was normal’

How do women end up in prostitution? One tells her personal story, and describes her experience in the sex industry.

# ruhama - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Law banning purchase of sex "would reduce sex trafficking and prostitution"

Police officers from Sweden and Norway met with members of the Gardaí, the HSE and other organisations to discuss making the purchase of sex illegal in Ireland.

Column: Do we have the right to buy or sell sex?

Criminalising people who pay for sex diverts attention from the real victims being exploited, argues Paul Ryan

# ruhama - Tuesday 23 August, 2011

Most victims of sex trafficking are African, says support group

Ruhama’s annual report shows that the majority of women they help who were trafficked into Ireland and forced into the sex trade are African.

# ruhama - Monday 22 August, 2011

Prostitution on the rise in Ireland

The number of women here working in the sex industry has increased by 4 per cent, according to an organisation that supports the victims of prostitution.

# ruhama - Friday 29 April, 2011

Men who pay for sex 'should be prosecuted'

Public health specialist calls for men who buy sex to be prosecuted – but an organisation representing sex workers in Ireland says this is not the best approach.