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# sexual-violence - Last month November 2022

Majority of Irish people agree that pornography is harming society, Women's Aid report finds
# Misogyny
# Misogyny

Majority of Irish people agree that pornography is harming society, Women's Aid report finds

Nov 25th 2022, 8:57 AM 8,161 Views 0 Comments

Women were more likely than men to believe that pornography was detrimental to young people.

11 French bishops accused of sexual violence, senior church group says
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

11 French bishops accused of sexual violence, senior church group says

Nov 7th 2022, 3:28 PM 13,089 Views 0 Comments

All of the accused will face either prosecution or church disciplinary procedures.

# sexual-violence - This year 2022

Over half of the murders in the State last year were related to domestic abuse
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Over half of the murders in the State last year were related to domestic abuse

Sep 23rd 2022, 2:59 PM 6,680 Views 2 Comments

The figures were published following an analysis of domestic, sexual and gender-based violence crimes.

Secondary school curriculum to be updated to address issues like domestic violence and consent
# Zero Tolerance
# Zero Tolerance

Secondary school curriculum to be updated to address issues like domestic violence and consent

Jun 28th 2022, 7:22 PM 13,885 Views 24 Comments

Education Minister Norma Foley said that education has a “very significant” role to play in the new Zero Tolerance strategy.

Irish Prison Service to launch major review of how psychologists deal with sex offenders
# Sexual Violence
# Sexual Violence

Irish Prison Service to launch major review of how psychologists deal with sex offenders

May 20th 2022, 12:05 AM 30,459 Views 15 Comments

The Irish Prison Service has said that the work of its psychologists would be expanded to deal with people serving sentences for sexual violence.

Minister to explore offering sex crime victims photo of offender on jail release
# Justice Committee
# Justice Committee

Minister to explore offering sex crime victims photo of offender on jail release

Apr 27th 2022, 6:47 AM 17,120 Views 19 Comments

Helen McEntee made her comments at the Justice Committee.

Evidence of rape by Russian soldiers in Ukraine mounts as ICC investigates war crimes
# Crimes Against Humanity
# Crimes Against Humanity

Evidence of rape by Russian soldiers in Ukraine mounts as ICC investigates war crimes

Updated Apr 14th 2022, 6:44 AM 29,433 Views 22 Comments
  • Evidence of rape by Russian soldiers is mounting in Ukraine, Lauren Boland reports.
  • A growing number of women have shared testimony of being sexually assaulted during the war.
  • The International Criminal Court is investigating suspected war crimes.
Investigative platform Noteworthy wins prestigious Mary Raftery Prize
# Award Winning
# Award Winning

Investigative platform Noteworthy wins prestigious Mary Raftery Prize

Mar 28th 2022, 6:55 PM 6,166 Views 2 Comments

Reporter Peter McGuire won for his investigation that found sexual violence victims were fighting roadblocks to justice.

# sexual-violence - Last year 2021

New tool allows higher education students to anonymously report sexual harassment and violence
# Speak Out
# Speak Out

New tool allows higher education students to anonymously report sexual harassment and violence

Oct 19th 2021, 6:15 AM 6,374 Views 4 Comments

The Speak Out tool will be launched across 18 universities this academic year.

Protests following alleged rape and murder of nine-year-old girl in Indian capital
# India
# India

Protests following alleged rape and murder of nine-year-old girl in Indian capital

Aug 5th 2021, 2:22 PM 23,376 Views 8 Comments

The nine-year-old girl was allegedly killed in a crematorium in south-west New Delhi – four men have been arrested.

Victims and offenders in 20% of sexual violence cases aged under 18 - CSO
# Crime Figures
# Crime Figures

Victims and offenders in 20% of sexual violence cases aged under 18 - CSO

Apr 26th 2021, 2:15 PM 4,983 Views 0 Comments

Almost all offenders in cases of sexual violence reported in 2019 were men, Central Statistics Office data showed.

'It felt safe': Why do people turn to social media to share their experiences of sexual assault?
# Sexual Violence
# Sexual Violence

'It felt safe': Why do people turn to social media to share their experiences of sexual assault?

Apr 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 11,682 Views 0 Comments

Post-MeToo, more people are disclosing their sexual violence experiences online – but what issues might this bring up for them and society at large?

# sexual-violence - All time

Opinion: 'They are distraught when their images are shared by a former partner'
# Sexual Violence
# Sexual Violence

Opinion: 'They are distraught when their images are shared by a former partner'

Dec 1st 2020, 1:00 PM 13,196 Views 2 Comments

Noeline Blackwell of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre says the law around image-based sexual abuse is useless as it pre-dates the internet and new legislation can’t come quickly enough.

Judges, lawyers, and gardaí to get specialist training to better support victims of sexual violence
# Court
# Court

Judges, lawyers, and gardaí to get specialist training to better support victims of sexual violence

Oct 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 8,674 Views 1 Comment

A review into the legal protections offered to complainants in sexual assault cases was carried out following the high-profile Belfast rape trial in 2018.

Speak or Survive: Does Ireland write off survivors of sexual violence?
# Road To Reform
# Road To Reform

Speak or Survive: Does Ireland write off survivors of sexual violence?

Sep 13th 2020, 9:30 AM 16,210 Views 18 Comments

Part two of Noteworthy series on victims of sexual crimes who speak out focuses on the poor mental health supports and outcomes for survivors.

Speak or Survive: Sexual violence victims still fighting roadblocks to justice
# Road To Reform
# Road To Reform

Speak or Survive: Sexual violence victims still fighting roadblocks to justice

Sep 12th 2020, 9:30 AM 16,480 Views 9 Comments

Survivors of sexual crimes tell Noteworthy investigation what needs to change to give victims a chance to find a voice, justice – and peace.

3 in 10 female third-level students have experienced non-consensual penetration, survey finds
# Students
# Students

3 in 10 female third-level students have experienced non-consensual penetration, survey finds

Jun 22nd 2020, 6:30 AM 49,221 Views 62 Comments

That’s according to a new national survey published by NUI Galway’s Active Consent Programme.

Children suspected in 1 out of every 5 cases of criminal sexual violence
# Violent Crime
# Violent Crime

Children suspected in 1 out of every 5 cases of criminal sexual violence

May 15th 2020, 2:17 PM 13,391 Views 7 Comments

New figures on serious crime published today by the Central Statistics Office.

'It could be anyone - your sister, mother, niece or aunt - rape happens'
# Lavinia Kerwick
# Lavinia Kerwick

'It could be anyone - your sister, mother, niece or aunt - rape happens'

Nov 7th 2019, 3:36 PM 35,766 Views 42 Comments

Lavinia Kerwick, the first rape survivor in Ireland to waive her anonymity, has called for more supports to be made available to fellow survivors.

'He did not do one day': Six in 10 domestic violence offenders get suspended sentence
# Women's Aid
# Women's Aid

'He did not do one day': Six in 10 domestic violence offenders get suspended sentence

Sep 26th 2019, 8:15 AM 17,113 Views 33 Comments

The vast majority of victims are women and over half are abused in their own home.

Domestic and sexual violence groups to get €1.5 million more in funding
# Funding
# Funding

Domestic and sexual violence groups to get €1.5 million more in funding

Apr 26th 2019, 6:20 AM 6,544 Views 8 Comments

The total amount of funding for 2019 has increased to €23.8 million.

Opinion: 'I'm not a victim, I am a survivor ... I don’t flinch when someone touches me'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'I'm not a victim, I am a survivor ... I don’t flinch when someone touches me'

Apr 16th 2019, 7:00 AM 30,283 Views 15 Comments

Aicha Dounia was abused by her biological father from the age of four but she refuses to live a life ‘consumed by hatred’.

Our systems are not working to prevent child sexual violence, even after it is reported
# Opinion
# Opinion

Our systems are not working to prevent child sexual violence, even after it is reported

Apr 2nd 2019, 7:00 AM 10,204 Views 12 Comments

Of all reported cases of child sexual violence only 2% end in a conviction. Children whose disclosures don’t result in a criminal conviction still need protection, writes Dr Clíona Saidléar.

CSO to carry out new national survey on sexual violence ... says it may take five years
# CSO
# CSO

CSO to carry out new national survey on sexual violence ... says it may take five years

Nov 20th 2018, 6:27 PM 4,963 Views 4 Comments

It’s been 16 years since the Savi – Sexual Abuse and Violence in Ireland – report, was published.

Lynn Ruane on sexual assault: 'I carried a shame that wasn’t mine for years before I told anyone'
# New Savi Report
# New Savi Report

Lynn Ruane on sexual assault: 'I carried a shame that wasn’t mine for years before I told anyone'

Oct 7th 2018, 8:00 PM 32,870 Views 11 Comments

It’s been 16 years since the Savi – Sexual Abuse and Violence in Ireland – report, and it’s high time Ireland has another one, writes Lynn Ruane.

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad have won the Nobel peace prize for 2018
# Not Trump
# Not Trump

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad have won the Nobel peace prize for 2018

Oct 5th 2018, 10:20 AM 16,976 Views 18 Comments

The Congolese doctor and Iraqi human rights activist have been honored with the world-renowned humanitarian prize this morning.

Lily Allen's account of sexual assault reveals we still have a long way to go to tackle how rape is reported
# Me Too
From The Daily Edge
# Me Too

Lily Allen's account of sexual assault reveals we still have a long way to go to tackle how rape is reported

Sep 18th 2018, 5:46 PM 5,691 Views 0 Comments

Lily Allen was able to run away to stop her sexual assault becoming rape, but some women can’t.

'My first thought when I was raped was whether or not I was pregnant - that shouldn't be the case'
# Sexual Violence
# Sexual Violence

'My first thought when I was raped was whether or not I was pregnant - that shouldn't be the case'

Apr 5th 2018, 2:42 PM 58,122 Views 241 Comments

The Together For Yes campaign launched a position paper on the proposed legislation.

When consent is contested, both sides are fighting for a 'win'
# Opinion
# Opinion

When consent is contested, both sides are fighting for a 'win'

Mar 28th 2018, 3:26 PM 122,912 Views 0 Comments

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, while accepting the verdict of the Belfast jury, is concerned about how all parties are treated in such cases and how it can deter reporting sexual violence.

New national survey to examine sexual harassment in workplace
# Savi Report
# Savi Report

New national survey to examine sexual harassment in workplace

Jan 4th 2018, 9:55 AM 8,183 Views 83 Comments

The last SAVI report, which was commissioned 16 years ago, is to be updated.

Taoiseach asks ministers to examine if Irish statistics on sexual violence need updating
# Savi Report
# Savi Report

Taoiseach asks ministers to examine if Irish statistics on sexual violence need updating

Oct 26th 2017, 6:45 AM 5,316 Views 14 Comments

There have been calls for the SAVI report, commissioned 15 years ago, to be updated.

'I don’t trust anyone any more, they all failed me' - The sexual victims of Bosnia's war
# Bosnian War
# Bosnian War

'I don’t trust anyone any more, they all failed me' - The sexual victims of Bosnia's war

Sep 12th 2017, 6:15 AM 11,412 Views 13 Comments

Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International Ireland says the report shows that the women are being forgotten.

Almost 1,500 calls were made to a sexual violence centre in Cork last year
# Support Service
# Support Service

Almost 1,500 calls were made to a sexual violence centre in Cork last year

Jun 26th 2017, 4:55 PM 9,251 Views 30 Comments

Nine in 10 victims that availed of the centre’s services were female.

Man convicted of kidnapping ex-partner, jury fails to reach verdict on rape charge
# Longford
# Longford

Man convicted of kidnapping ex-partner, jury fails to reach verdict on rape charge

Dec 21st 2016, 8:07 PM 8,978 Views 0 Comments

The man allegedly beat and threatened the mother of his children throughout their five-year relationship.

'Our culture blames victims as young as 12': New report on sexual violence in Ireland launched
# Rape Crisis Network
# Rape Crisis Network

'Our culture blames victims as young as 12': New report on sexual violence in Ireland launched

Dec 19th 2016, 1:26 PM 10,178 Views 38 Comments

At the launch of its annual report, the RCNI spoke about consent, abortion and how we judge teenage victims.

'I'm not a victim, I'm a survivor': MP gives powerful speech about being raped at 14
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

'I'm not a victim, I'm a survivor': MP gives powerful speech about being raped at 14

Dec 8th 2016, 9:57 PM 19,724 Views 15 Comments

A number of MPs were moved to tears when Michelle Thomson recalled the ordeal.

"If you touch one of us, we all react" - Women react to brutal rape and slaying of teenager
# South America
# South America

"If you touch one of us, we all react" - Women react to brutal rape and slaying of teenager

Oct 20th 2016, 9:01 AM 20,667 Views 48 Comments

Student Lucia Perez was allegedly raped and impaled on a spike by drug dealers.

Man pleads guilty to raping a mother and daughter
# Sexual Assault
# Sexual Assault

Man pleads guilty to raping a mother and daughter

Mar 7th 2016, 6:16 PM 46,330 Views 0 Comments

The 47-year-old man was on bail for previously kidnapping the daughter.

Students' Union not happy with university top brass after probe dismisses 'UCD 200' claims
# Revenge Porn
# Revenge Porn

Students' Union not happy with university top brass after probe dismisses 'UCD 200' claims

Feb 15th 2016, 10:19 AM 20,601 Views 74 Comments

UCDSU says management have treated the allegations as ‘public relations’ matter.

Plan to combat domestic violence will 'make Ireland a safer place for women and men'
# Sexual Assault
# Sexual Assault

Plan to combat domestic violence will 'make Ireland a safer place for women and men'

Jan 20th 2016, 6:00 PM 14,372 Views 38 Comments

There’ll be extra training for gardaí and a nationwide awareness campaign.

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