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# Mandatory reporting
Concern over court ruling on reporting requirements for historical sexual abuse
There is a fear it may put pressure on adult survivors in certain cases.
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# Sexual Offences
Dónal Óg Cusack resigns as Clare hurling coach over character reference for Tom Humphries
In a statement Cusack said, “I showed a lack of judgement in this situation for which I am genuinely sorry.”
# rape crisis network
'Our culture blames victims as young as 12': New report on sexual violence in Ireland launched
At the launch of its annual report, the RCNI spoke about consent, abortion and how we judge teenage victims.
# sexual violence
Two out of every three victims of rape won't report it to the authorities - why?
“There’s no grey area in the law.”
Gardaí investigating claims that Republican sex abusers were moved across the border
The Justice Minister said Gerry Adams mentioned the fact that people were moved and that suggests he has some information.
# Victims
One quarter of sex abuse victims under 13 were abused by other children
With adult victims, less than half reported assaults and 57% who did said gardaí treated them sensitively.
# fear
EU wide survey on violence against women shows startling statistics
The Rape Crisis Network is asking for funding to be protected in light of the findings.
Children's Minister: 'Child abuse has not gone doesn't go away'
A shocking statistic from yesterday’s report from the Rape Crisis Network Ireland showed a significant percentage of abusers were, themselves, children.
# 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.
# Abuse
Victims of child sex abuse wait 25 years to report abuse
New figures from the Rape Crisis Network found people who had been abused as children made up the majority of cases of people seeking counselling last year.
Column: Raped for years, many older women can only now tell their stories
Marital sexual violence was kept a secret for decades – but victims can now begin healing, writes Bréid Morris.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
Catch up on the day’s biggest news – as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
# sexual violence
Nine out of ten sexual assault survivors know their attacker: report
The Rape Crisis Network says that just 6 per cent of all sexual abuse and rape cases last year were perpetrated by a stranger.
# SlutWalk
Galway students organise Ireland's first ever 'SlutWalk'
Ireland’s first ever “SlutWalk” will be held next month in Galway. Similar marches have been held across the globe this year to call for a change in attitude towards rape victims.
# Poll
Poll: Are some rape cases more serious than others?
The British Justice Secretary is under fire for implying that date rape is less serious than rape by a stranger. What’s your view?