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# sexual violence

Last week
14th July 2024 - 20th July 2024
People who give character references for sexual offenders can now be cross-examined in court
Michael D Higgins signed the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Human Trafficking) Bill 2023 today.
This month
July 2024
Holly Cairns: When it comes to abuse of women, we keep saying 'never again', then nothing
Holly Cairns
This year
Ireland urged to show 'courage and conviction' to help pass stalled EU law on sexual violence
Last year
Dublin Rape Crisis Centre supported 18,400 people last year, up 31% on 2021
Older people more likely to believe women 'make up or exaggerate reports of rape', study finds
66% of young adults who disclosed an experience of sexual violence told a friend first
One in four Irish women faced sexual violence with a partner, CSO figures suggest
Sexual and domestic abuse victims can feel 'belittled' by social workers, report finds
Harris launches guide for third level institutions to end sexual violence and harassment
Half of women in Ireland have experienced sexual violence, according to major CSO survey
Rape Crisis Network calls for independent authority on domestic, sexual, gender based violence
All time
Majority of Irish people agree that pornography is harming society, Women's Aid report finds
11 French bishops accused of sexual violence, senior church group says
Over half of the murders in the State last year were related to domestic abuse
Secondary school curriculum to be updated to address issues like domestic violence and consent
Irish Prison Service to launch major review of how psychologists deal with sex offenders
Minister to explore offering sex crime victims photo of offender on jail release
Evidence of rape by Russian soldiers in Ukraine mounts as ICC investigates war crimes
Investigative platform Noteworthy wins prestigious Mary Raftery Prize
New tool allows higher education students to anonymously report sexual harassment and violence
Protests following alleged rape and murder of nine-year-old girl in Indian capital
Victims and offenders in 20% of sexual violence cases aged under 18 - CSO
'It felt safe': Why do people turn to social media to share their experiences of sexual assault?
Opinion: 'They are distraught when their images are shared by a former partner'
Noeline Blackwell
Judges, lawyers, and gardaí to get specialist training to better support victims of sexual violence
Speak or Survive: Does Ireland write off survivors of sexual violence?
Speak or Survive: Sexual violence victims still fighting roadblocks to justice
3 in 10 female third-level students have experienced non-consensual penetration, survey finds
Children suspected in 1 out of every 5 cases of criminal sexual violence
'It could be anyone - your sister, mother, niece or aunt - rape happens'
'He did not do one day': Six in 10 domestic violence offenders get suspended sentence
Domestic and sexual violence groups to get €1.5 million more in funding
Opinion: 'I'm not a victim, I am a survivor ... I don’t flinch when someone touches me'
Aicha Dounia
Our systems are not working to prevent child sexual violence, even after it is reported
Clíona Saidléar
CSO to carry out new national survey on sexual violence ... says it may take five years
Lynn Ruane on sexual assault: 'I carried a shame that wasn’t mine for years before I told anyone'
Lynn Ruane
Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad have won the Nobel peace prize for 2018
Lily Allen's account of sexual assault reveals we still have a long way to go to tackle how rape is reported
'My first thought when I was raped was whether or not I was pregnant - that shouldn't be the case'
When consent is contested, both sides are fighting for a 'win'
Noeline Blackwell