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# ruhama - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

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

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

Aug 11th 2020, 6:10 AM 15,520 Views 10 Comments

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
# Escorts Ireland
# Escorts Ireland

No convictions secured against sex buyers since new laws introduced

Jan 5th 2019, 7:00 PM 74,370 Views 91 Comments

Websites advertising sex remain operational.

# ruhama - Saturday 27 October, 2018

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

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

Oct 27th 2018, 10:00 PM 75,182 Views 116 Comments

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
# Ruhama
# Ruhama

Irish service supported 109 people affected by sex trafficking last year

Jun 18th 2018, 1:57 PM 9,605 Views 24 Comments

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
# Call Andreea
# Call Andreea

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

Sep 20th 2017, 6:09 PM 35,396 Views 59 Comments

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
# Ruhama

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

Aug 28th 2017, 12:41 PM 19,473 Views 157 Comments

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
# Exploited
# Exploited

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

Mar 12th 2017, 8:30 PM 68,013 Views 109 Comments

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
# Sex Laws
# Sex Laws

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

Feb 15th 2017, 7:09 AM 19,444 Views 154 Comments

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
# Outspoken
# Outspoken

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

Aug 4th 2016, 11:52 AM 22,360 Views 123 Comments

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?
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

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

Apr 8th 2016, 6:05 AM 22,406 Views 75 Comments

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
# We Don't Buy It
# We Don't Buy It

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

Apr 22nd 2015, 8:57 AM 44,553 Views 103 Comments

Very few women have, according to this survey.

# ruhama - Thursday 5 March, 2015

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

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

Mar 5th 2015, 5:18 PM 26,031 Views 96 Comments

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

# ruhama - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Over 300 women affected by trafficking and prostitution needed help last year
# Sex Workers
# Sex Workers

Over 300 women affected by trafficking and prostitution needed help last year

Nov 5th 2014, 7:40 AM 5,555 Views 29 Comments

That is an 18% increase on 2012.

# ruhama - Monday 8 September, 2014

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

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

Sep 8th 2014, 11:00 AM 9,456 Views 77 Comments

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
# Ruhama

Seven per cent increase in women affected by prostitution seeking support

Nov 7th 2013, 9:25 AM 4,640 Views 55 Comments

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
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

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

Sep 18th 2013, 6:29 PM 5,510 Views 9 Comments

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
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

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

Jun 27th 2013, 11:16 AM 11,984 Views 257 Comments

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'
# Sex Trafficking
# Sex Trafficking

Sex trafficking numbers 'tip of the iceberg'

Oct 18th 2012, 1:42 PM 6,452 Views 43 Comments

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

# ruhama - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Ruhama reports 18 per cent increase in demand for support services
# Ruhama
# Ruhama

Ruhama reports 18 per cent increase in demand for support services

Aug 22nd 2012, 9:57 AM 2,574 Views 42 Comments

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
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

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

May 15th 2012, 9:46 AM 6,394 Views 140 Comments

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
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

Reports of 13 cases of trafficking of minors made last year

May 2nd 2012, 12:21 PM 2,196 Views 8 Comments

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
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

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

Feb 8th 2012, 12:25 PM 5,185 Views 48 Comments

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
# Prime Time
# Prime Time

RTÉ praised for 'hard hitting' programme on prostitution

Feb 8th 2012, 10:20 AM 11,080 Views 95 Comments

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’
# Read Me
# Read Me

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

Sep 30th 2011, 7:30 AM 837 Views 11 Comments

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"
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

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

Sep 27th 2011, 7:30 AM 3,482 Views 81 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Sep 27th 2011, 7:30 AM 344 Views 34 Comments

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
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Most victims of sex trafficking are African, says support group

Aug 23rd 2011, 8:37 AM 1,281 Views 5 Comments

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
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Prostitution on the rise in Ireland

Aug 22nd 2011, 8:55 AM 3,359 Views 58 Comments

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'
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Men who pay for sex 'should be prosecuted'

Apr 29th 2011, 10:49 AM 1,322 Views 3 Comments

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.