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# gender-based violence

Last month
November 2023
Stalking is now a standalone offence and is punishable by up to 10 years in prison
A range of new criminal offences, as well as tougher sentences for existing offences, come into effect from today.
This year
Domestic abuse accommodation to be increased under new state agency
The agency for supporting the provision of refuge accommodation for victims of sexual and gender based violence is expected to be formed by January.
Frances Fitzgerald: We hope this will be the year for EU-wide action on violence against women
The Irish MEP says comprehensive laws on gender-based violence must be widened to all EU states.
Opinion: A year on from the loss of Ashling Murphy, has anything changed?
On the anniversary of the death of Ashling Murphy, writer Clare Egan says if we really want to end male violence, we must listen to survivors.
Last year
Spain decries 'dreadful' spike in murders of women
At least 46 women were killed due to gender violence this year in Spain.
Collapse of NI institutions impacting on gender-based violence legislation being passed
Without a budget it is difficult to commit to new projects across all areas, says Alliance leader Naomi Long.
Secondary school curriculum to be updated to address issues like domestic violence and consent
Education Minister Norma Foley said that education has a “very significant” role to play in the new Zero Tolerance strategy.
Opinion: Gender-based violence is a global issue we can no longer ignore
Trócaire’s Caoimhe de Barra says it’s time for global action on gender-based violence.
'We need to stand up and be counted': TDs agree on all-party approach to violence against women
Tributes were also paid to Ashling Murphy, who was laid to rest in Offaly yesterday
Jane Monckton Smith: This week's tragedy in Tullamore should be Ireland's watershed moment
Ireland must address gender-based violence once and for all, Professor Jane Monckton Smith writes.
Áine Kerr: Women deserve to run for exercise without having to face the shadows
After the murder of Ashling Murphy in Tullamore, the businesswoman and broadcaster describes the endless safety routine female runners have to follow.
All time
Opinion: It took me years to realise I'd been raped - I had never been taught about consent
Ashley Westpheling says she compartmentalised the experience of sexual assault, only realising years later that what had happened was wrong.
Migrants in Ireland 'fear speaking out' about gender-based violence over worries they will lose legal status
The findings were contained in a report by the independent Anti-Racism Committee.
'I'll give you a goat and then you can forget about the rape'
In certain areas of Kenya, slaughtering an animal or paying a €20 fine is the punishment for rape.
'We can't accept this as being the norm': USI President Síona Cahill on why she's calling for mass walkouts today
Activists are calling for mass walkouts to mark International Women’s Day today.
Call for mass walkouts in Ireland to protest against gender-based violence and pay gap
Abuse survivor Leona O’Callaghan said she is urging people to stand together to demand change in Ireland.
'Protecting victims of sexual violence a priority': Strategy tackling domestic and sexual violence under review
In 2018, seven women died in violent circumstances.
Gender based violence: 'Our outrage cannot be confined to Hollywood'
From sexual harassment and early marriage to the most extreme forms sexual violence, it is most prevalent in the poorer, more volatile parts of the world, writes Dominic MacSorley.
Take a walk through Kangemi slum, where Nairobi's poorest fight to survive
Unemployment is high, addiction is rife, and most women are victims of some form of violence – but somehow they find the strength to carry on.
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.
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.
Poverty, violence and myths about condoms: What's spreading HIV?
In South Africa, more than 6 million of the country’s 52 million population are HIV positive.
Here's how Ireland is tackling violence against females during conflict
The money will be used by the International Rescue Committee to help during times of conflict or natural disaster.
Opinion: Equality and social justice for women is my life’s work
In the run-up to Africa Day, Salome Mbugua discusses her social justice work in Ireland and various African countries.
"We hear of babies as young as five months being abducted and raped repeatedly"
An Irish consortium highlighted the issue of gender based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo at a seminar in Dublin yesterday.
Indian President approves death penalty in some rape cases
Harsher punishments for rapists have been approved in India after a brutal gang-rape in New Delhi sparked national outrage and triggered demands for tougher laws.
Amid rape fears, Indian party gives knives to women
A far-right political party is distributing thousands of knives to women in a western Indian state to help them protect themselves, in the wake of a fatal gang-rape which horrified the country.
Technology increasingly used by abusive partners to monitor women
Young women are increasingly being monitored by controlling and abusive partners through text messages or social networking sites like Facebook, according to a leading women’s charity.
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.
Hundreds of women and girls raped in Haiti camps
Amnesty International report highlights growing sexual violence in earthquake-ravaged country as charity Concern says the overall aid effort there is not proceeding as quickly as is needed.