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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# ruhama

This year
Ruhama reports 68% increase in those who they assisted from trafficking
The charity engaged with 497 individuals last year, 224 of whom were new referrals.
Rise in sex trafficking victims seeking help in Ireland as State is failing on key reforms
Demand for the sex trade is on the rise in Ireland, a charity that works with victims has found.
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Accommodation unit to be set up for victims of sexual exploitation living in Direct Provision
It comes after Ireland was downgraded in an assessment of its response to eliminating human trafficking.
No convictions secured against sex buyers since new laws introduced
Websites advertising sex remain operational.
Concerns growing about the number of underage boys being abused in Dublin brothels
A number of suspected brothels have been raided by gardaí in the last year.
Irish service supported 109 people affected by sex trafficking last year
The nationalities that had the highest access rate to Ruhama’s casework service were Nigerian (63 cases) and Irish (41)
People urged to call Irish mobile number to hear the reality of sex trafficking here
Ruhama is urging people to call the number and hear what ‘Andreea’ has to say.
'Most prostitution here is run by organised crime gangs': Irish service helped 92 victims of sex trafficking in 2016
Ruhama worked with 304 women of 37 nationalities last year.
'Pick an apartment block in parts of Dublin and you'll find a brothel': The rise of the Irish vice industry
Children as young as 14 are being used for sex in Ireland.
'This approach will not help victims of trafficking': Groups at odds as sex bill passes final stage
The new laws criminalise the purchase of sexual services in Ireland.
"Not all people in prostitution are exploited" - John Halligan defends stance on legalising sex work
The junior minister was expanding upon comments he made in a recent Hot Press interview.
France has criminalised the purchase of sex - what happened to Ireland's sex laws?
The legislation was not enacted before the previous Dáil was dissolved.
Here's how many men in Ireland say they have paid for sex
Very few women have, according to this survey.
Arnotts apologises for 'My First Pole Dance' t-shirts
The clothing has been taken off the shelves after it sparked anger online.
Over 300 women affected by trafficking and prostitution needed help last year
That is an 18% increase on 2012.
Bill to fight child grooming introduced to prevent 'Irish Rotherham'
Cross-party support is being sought to pass the bill.
Seven per cent increase in women affected by prostitution seeking support
Ruhama, which supports women affected by sex trafficking and prostitution, helped 258 people last year — providing services to women from 32 different nationalities.
Charities warn that children in care are at risk of sexual exploitation
It follows the revelation this week that over thirty people have been arrested in Northern Ireland as part of a major child abuse investigation.
Buying sex should be a crime, selling it should not - Oireachtas committee
Recommendations that shift the onus on to people who pay for and organise prostitution are welcomed by prostitution support charity Ruhama.
Sex trafficking numbers 'tip of the iceberg'
Over 1,000 women for sale on the internet in Ireland, told, but few go to police.
Ruhama reports 18 per cent increase in demand for support services
Group which assists women affected by prostitution and trafficking says it supported 241 women last year.
"Women sell sex because they have to," says new campaign
The Ruhama agency has launched a new multimedia campaign which it says “contradicts the glamorous veneer and images used to advertise and normalise prostitution”.
Reports of 13 cases of trafficking of minors made last year
Of the alleged victims, eight were said to have been trafficked for sexual exploitation.
Prostitution programme 'showed the appalling abuse of women' - Taoiseach
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
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.
Column: ‘I thought what I was doing was normal’
How do women end up in prostitution? One tells her personal story, and describes her experience in the sex industry.
Law banning purchase of sex "would reduce sex trafficking and prostitution"
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?
Criminalising people who pay for sex diverts attention from the real victims being exploited, argues Paul Ryan
Most victims of sex trafficking are African, says support group
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.
Prostitution on the rise in Ireland
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.
Men who pay for sex 'should be prosecuted'
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.