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# Istanbul Convention

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Two years on: Ireland is 'failing to act in spirit' of agreement to help women escaping domestic violence
The pandemic has led to a surge in domestic violence – but Ireland has less than one third of the number of refuge spaces that it should have.
Concerns raised over 'limited' access to appropriate sex education for Irish kids
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has set out its recommendations for key priority actions for the State.
Irish citizens who commit serious offences abroad will be open to prosecution from today
The law enables Ireland to ratify the Istanbul Convention.
Taoiseach says there is an 'epidemic' of violence against women
The government today ratified the Istanbul Convention which obliges it to protect women from all forms of violence.
'Groundbreaking' domestic violence law covers psychological abuse and the views of children
The legislation gives extra support to survivors.
'Boys are taught they are violent oppressors and that whatever violence they experience doesn't matter'
Men assaulted by their partners are often ignored by police, see their attacker go free and have far fewer refuges to flee to than women, writes David Walsh.
Over 3,000 disclosures of child abuse to Women's Aid last year, up 55 per cent
Women’s Aid has said that the more severe the domestic violence against a mother, the more likely as child is to be abused in the home.