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# sexual-violence - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

'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 11,344 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 - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

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 13,078 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.

# sexual-violence - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

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 8,637 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.

# sexual-violence - Sunday 13 September, 2020

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 15,959 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.

# sexual-violence - Saturday 12 September, 2020

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 16,006 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.

# sexual-violence - Monday 22 June, 2020

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 49,097 Views 62 Comments

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

# sexual-violence - Friday 15 May, 2020

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 13,369 Views 7 Comments

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

# sexual-violence - Thursday 7 November, 2019

'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 35,677 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.

# sexual-violence - Thursday 26 September, 2019

'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 16,657 Views 33 Comments

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

# sexual-violence - Friday 26 April, 2019

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 6,526 Views 8 Comments

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

# sexual-violence - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

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 28,655 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’.

# sexual-violence - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

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 10,147 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.

# sexual-violence - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

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 4,944 Views 4 Comments

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

# sexual-violence - Sunday 7 October, 2018

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 32,812 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.

# sexual-violence - Friday 5 October, 2018

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 16,947 Views 18 Comments

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

# sexual-violence - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

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 5,631 Views 0 Comments

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

# sexual-violence - Thursday 5 April, 2018

'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 58,092 Views 241 Comments

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

# sexual-violence - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

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 122,822 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.

# sexual-violence - Thursday 4 January, 2018

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 8,153 Views 83 Comments

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

# sexual-violence - Thursday 26 October, 2017

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 5,293 Views 14 Comments

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

# sexual-violence - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

'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 11,380 Views 13 Comments

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

# sexual-violence - Monday 26 June, 2017

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 9,221 Views 30 Comments

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

# sexual-violence - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

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 8,949 Views 0 Comments

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

# sexual-violence - Monday 19 December, 2016

'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 10,115 Views 38 Comments

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

# sexual-violence - Thursday 8 December, 2016

'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 19,635 Views 15 Comments

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

# sexual-violence - Thursday 20 October, 2016

"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 20,654 Views 48 Comments

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

# sexual-violence - Monday 7 March, 2016

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 46,225 Views 0 Comments

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

# sexual-violence - Monday 15 February, 2016

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 20,546 Views 74 Comments

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

# sexual-violence - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

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 14,312 Views 38 Comments

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

# sexual-violence - Thursday 3 December, 2015

'Prostitution happens a lot, but what can you do? You have to eat'
# Women And War
# Women And War

'Prostitution happens a lot, but what can you do? You have to eat'

Dec 3rd 2015, 6:00 AM 17,969 Views 26 Comments

A new report identifies that women and girls with disabilities are “a particularly at risk group for sexual violence” during humanitarian crises.

# sexual-violence - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

To my attacker: 'I want you to see I'm not defeated'
# Sexual Violence
# Sexual Violence

To my attacker: 'I want you to see I'm not defeated'

Sep 16th 2015, 12:01 PM 13,528 Views 14 Comments

There are calls for victims to be able to meet offenders in the aftermath of sexual crimes.

# sexual-violence - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

In Ireland, a man can actually confess to rape and still serve no time in prison
# Column
# Column

In Ireland, a man can actually confess to rape and still serve no time in prison

Jul 15th 2015, 6:00 PM 14,059 Views 79 Comments

Yesterday Magnus Meyer Hustveit walked free from court after admitting that he had repeatedly raped his former girlfriend when she was unconscious.

# sexual-violence - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

There were 25 calls seeking help after a rape every day last year
# Counselling
# Counselling

There were 25 calls seeking help after a rape every day last year

Jun 17th 2015, 7:34 AM 6,487 Views 4 Comments

Over 9,000 contacts were received in 2014.

# sexual-violence - Sunday 14 June, 2015

Poll: Does the Irish system for reporting sexual offences need to change?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Does the Irish system for reporting sexual offences need to change?

Jun 14th 2015, 9:40 AM 8,849 Views 49 Comments

Two out of every three sexual assaults in Ireland last year were never reported to any authority.

Two out of every three victims of rape won't report it to the authorities - why?
# Sexual Violence
# Sexual Violence

Two out of every three victims of rape won't report it to the authorities - why?

Jun 14th 2015, 7:45 AM 8,708 Views 31 Comments

“There’s no grey area in the law.”

# sexual-violence - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Tusla defends its decision to withdraw funding from the Rape Crisis Network
# Sexual Violence
# Sexual Violence

Tusla defends its decision to withdraw funding from the Rape Crisis Network

Jun 9th 2015, 1:30 PM 13,700 Views 28 Comments

It says, “The decision is dictated by the need to achieve the best use of limited available resources.”

# sexual-violence - Saturday 23 May, 2015

This hard-hitting video could challenge people's views on rape

This hard-hitting video could challenge people's views on rape

May 23rd 2015, 7:15 AM 23,890 Views 26 Comments

“Most people who are raped already know the person who raped them,” said Rape Crisis Midwest.

# sexual-violence - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

French soldiers accused of 'stomach-turning' rape of children fleeing war
# Central African Republic
# Central African Republic

French soldiers accused of 'stomach-turning' rape of children fleeing war

Apr 29th 2015, 11:33 PM 33,588 Views 38 Comments

Reports claim children as young as nine were raped in exchange for food.

# sexual-violence - Saturday 25 April, 2015

How the language we choose can help combat violence against women
# Opinion
# Opinion

How the language we choose can help combat violence against women

Apr 25th 2015, 7:30 PM 5,737 Views 129 Comments

Language matters – none of us are perfect human beings and we all fall prey to our unconscious prejudices that we absorb from our environment.

# sexual-violence - Friday 3 April, 2015

Graham Dwyer highlights the danger of thinking a 'type' of person commits sexual crimes
# Opinion
# Opinion

Graham Dwyer highlights the danger of thinking a 'type' of person commits sexual crimes

Apr 3rd 2015, 8:00 AM 545 Views 65 Comments

Until we accept that we have inaccurate perceptions about what kind of person perpetrates sexual violence, it will continue.

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