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# sexual-violence - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

We need to talk more about relationships, consent and sexual violence
# Opinion
# Opinion

We need to talk more about relationships, consent and sexual violence

Mar 24th 2015, 10:45 PM 95 Views 75 Comments

A recent survey in UCC found that many students have worrying gaps in knowledge about sexual violence.

# sexual-violence - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Column: Healing broken souls and bodies – how sexual violence is shattering lives in CAR
# Support
# Support

Column: Healing broken souls and bodies – how sexual violence is shattering lives in CAR

Jan 17th 2015, 7:00 PM 136 Views 3 Comments

“Sophie was on a bus going to the market in Boguila in northwest Central African Republic when it was stopped by a group of armed men.”

# sexual-violence - Monday 8 December, 2014

This city has just banned Uber after claims a driver raped a passenger
# Driven Out
# Driven Out

This city has just banned Uber after claims a driver raped a passenger

Dec 8th 2014, 10:41 AM 15,188 Views 11 Comments

The 26-year-old woman had fallen asleep during the trip home.

# sexual-violence - Friday 28 November, 2014

Calls for new law to 'call child pornography what it is' - child abuse
# Language In The Law
# Language In The Law

Calls for new law to 'call child pornography what it is' - child abuse

Nov 28th 2014, 4:42 PM 7,660 Views 16 Comments

“It’s time to get tough with these people.”

Opinion: Young Travellers experiencing domestic violence can feel extremely isolated
# 16 Days Of Action
# 16 Days Of Action

Opinion: Young Travellers experiencing domestic violence can feel extremely isolated

Nov 28th 2014, 8:00 AM 1,100 Views 45 Comments

Relationships between minorities and the police can involve fear and mistrust – creating additional obstacles for women seeking to leave a violent situation.

# sexual-violence - Thursday 27 November, 2014

New law means electronic tagging for some sex offenders
# Milestone
# Milestone

New law means electronic tagging for some sex offenders

Nov 27th 2014, 5:50 PM 9,339 Views 42 Comments

There has been a wide welcome for new offences against child grooming and buying sex.

# sexual-violence - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Direct Provision 'increases distress and vulnerability' of sexually-abused migrants
# Rape Crisis Centres
# Rape Crisis Centres

Direct Provision 'increases distress and vulnerability' of sexually-abused migrants

Oct 28th 2014, 7:28 PM 6,399 Views 35 Comments

The Rape Crisis Network of Ireland has said that the DP system needs to be overhauled to protect refugees.

# sexual-violence - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Lawmakers told that prostitution is sexual violence and that domestic violence is a crime
# Report
# Report

Lawmakers told that prostitution is sexual violence and that domestic violence is a crime

Oct 16th 2014, 3:27 PM 11,500 Views 86 Comments

Today’s report by the Oireachtas Justice Committee on Sexual and Domestic Violence suggests changes to the way prostitution is legislated for.

# sexual-violence - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Protesters being targeted by Triad violence and sexual assaults - Amnesty
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Protesters being targeted by Triad violence and sexual assaults - Amnesty

Oct 4th 2014, 7:45 AM 8,762 Views 8 Comments

Police are being accused of ‘standing by’ as protesters were attacked.

# sexual-violence - Monday 8 September, 2014

Three Italian nuns found brutally murdered at Burundi convent
# Horrific
# Horrific

Three Italian nuns found brutally murdered at Burundi convent

Sep 8th 2014, 7:04 PM 23,741 Views 47 Comments

Pope Francis has offered his condolences after the horrific murders.

# sexual-violence - Thursday 4 September, 2014

'Coming forward as a victim of rape is very difficult as it triggers shame and blame'
# Support
# Support

'Coming forward as a victim of rape is very difficult as it triggers shame and blame'

Sep 4th 2014, 6:30 AM 6,410 Views 19 Comments

What services does the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre offer and who avails of them?

# sexual-violence - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre reports 'disturbing increase' of sexual violence
# Helpline
# Helpline

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre reports 'disturbing increase' of sexual violence

Sep 3rd 2014, 12:48 PM 5,402 Views 15 Comments

The organisation said that 48% of clients were victims of childhood sexual abuse.

# sexual-violence - Friday 29 August, 2014

Opinion: It's a false economy to cut back funding to rape crisis centres
# Sexual Violence
# Sexual Violence

Opinion: It's a false economy to cut back funding to rape crisis centres

Aug 29th 2014, 1:00 PM 18 Views 56 Comments

We need to gain a true picture of the prevalence most heinous crimes in our society in order to inform national policy.

# sexual-violence - Friday 30 May, 2014

Two teen sisters gang raped and hung from a tree in India
# Rape
# Rape

Two teen sisters gang raped and hung from a tree in India

May 30th 2014, 7:50 AM 158,330 Views 146 Comments

Two of the four men arrested so far in relation to the girl’s deaths are police officers.

# sexual-violence - Monday 12 May, 2014

One in Four welcomes today's audits but says church must never become complacent again
# Sexual Violence
# Sexual Violence

One in Four welcomes today's audits but says church must never become complacent again

May 12th 2014, 5:21 PM 5,496 Views 24 Comments

Counselling services are available to support people impacted by today’s child protection reports.

# sexual-violence - Monday 17 March, 2014

UN declares North Korea's crimes on par with Nazism, apartheid and Khmer Rouge
# North Korea
# North Korea

UN declares North Korea's crimes on par with Nazism, apartheid and Khmer Rouge

Mar 17th 2014, 5:02 PM 15,635 Views 113 Comments

The head of a UN inquiry has condemned North Korea’s extensive human rights abuses – including extermination, enslavement and sexual violence.

# sexual-violence - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

EU wide survey on violence against women shows startling statistics
# Fear
# Fear

EU wide survey on violence against women shows startling statistics

Mar 5th 2014, 11:07 AM 7,497 Views 54 Comments

The Rape Crisis Network is asking for funding to be protected in light of the findings.

One in three European women have experienced physical or sexual violence since the age of 15
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

One in three European women have experienced physical or sexual violence since the age of 15

Mar 5th 2014, 7:23 AM 9,042 Views 83 Comments

This is the largest European study on violence against women, including interviews with 42,000 women across Europe.

# sexual-violence - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Study finds sexual violence against women "endemic" in some countries
# Sexual Assault
# Sexual Assault

Study finds sexual violence against women "endemic" in some countries

Feb 12th 2014, 6:45 AM 9,181 Views 17 Comments

The study revealed that an estimated one in 14 women worldwide have been sexually assaulted by someone other than their partner.

# sexual-violence - Sunday 29 December, 2013

India to hold vigils to mark anniversary of gang-rape victim's death
# India
# India

India to hold vigils to mark anniversary of gang-rape victim's death

Dec 29th 2013, 10:08 AM 6,626 Views 9 Comments

The 23-year-old physiotherapy student died this day last year, nearly two weeks after being attacked by a gang of men on a moving bus in Dehli.

# sexual-violence - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Column: Women in Colombia are fighting back against the use of rape as a weapon of war
# Colombia
# Colombia

Column: Women in Colombia are fighting back against the use of rape as a weapon of war

Dec 3rd 2013, 6:30 PM 484 Views 19 Comments

Sexual violence is perpetrated by security forces, guerrilla groups and paramilitaries in Colombia – with journalists and human rights defenders targeted alongside civilians. But despite considerable personal risks, women are fighting back.

# sexual-violence - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

One quarter of women experience physical or sexual violence from a partner
# Europe
# Europe

One quarter of women experience physical or sexual violence from a partner

Nov 26th 2013, 8:44 AM 6,841 Views 92 Comments

5.2 per cent of women experience sexual violence from someone who isn’t their partner, the study by the World Health Organisation found.

# sexual-violence - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Column: I was raped by my ex-boyfriend but I've taken back control of my life
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I was raped by my ex-boyfriend but I've taken back control of my life

Oct 29th 2013, 7:30 PM 4,816 Views 65 Comments

Despite the dark road I travelled after being assaulted, I realised that I’m a young, intelligent woman with everything to live for – and I won’t let my attacker ruin my life for one second longer.

# sexual-violence - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

'Urgent action' needed to regulate access to the counselling notes of child sex abuse survivors
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

'Urgent action' needed to regulate access to the counselling notes of child sex abuse survivors

Jun 26th 2013, 6:45 AM 3,781 Views 1 Comment

The RCNI has called for an end to the current system which allows a child’s intimate counselling notes, discussing their sexual abuse, to be used during a court trial.

# sexual-violence - Monday 24 June, 2013

Angelina Jolie calls on UN Security Council to act on war rapes
# War Zone
# War Zone

Angelina Jolie calls on UN Security Council to act on war rapes

Jun 24th 2013, 6:35 PM 5,980 Views 21 Comments

The actress asked the UN Security Council to make dealing with war zone rape a top priority.

# sexual-violence - Friday 14 June, 2013

Over 3,000 domestic abuse victims helped by support commission last year
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Over 3,000 domestic abuse victims helped by support commission last year

Jun 14th 2013, 5:25 PM 2,945 Views 6 Comments

The Commission for the Support of Victims of Crime helped more than 15,000 people last year.

# sexual-violence - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Over 3,000 disclosures of child abuse to Women's Aid last year, up 55 per cent
# Abuse
# Abuse

Over 3,000 disclosures of child abuse to Women's Aid last year, up 55 per cent

Jun 12th 2013, 7:28 AM 3,166 Views 19 Comments

Women’s Aid has said that the more severe the domestic violence against a mother, the more likely as child is to be abused in the home.

# sexual-violence - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Victims demand apology from Japanese mayor over wartime sex slaves remark
# Asia
# Asia

Victims demand apology from Japanese mayor over wartime sex slaves remark

May 15th 2013, 9:11 AM 7,475 Views 23 Comments

Up to 200,000 women from Korea, China, the Philippines and elsewhere were forcibly drafted into brothels catering to the Japanese military in territories occupied by Japan during WWII.

# sexual-violence - Friday 10 May, 2013

Prosecutor may seek death penalty in US kidnap case
# Ohio Kidnap
# Ohio Kidnap

Prosecutor may seek death penalty in US kidnap case

May 10th 2013, 8:42 AM 11,437 Views 111 Comments

Prosecutors say that charges will be sought against Ariel Castro for every act of sexual violence, rape, every day of kidnapping, every felonious assault, attempted murder and aggravated murder alleged.

# sexual-violence - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Most victims of sexual violence in conflict are children - report
# Conflict
# Conflict

Most victims of sexual violence in conflict are children - report

Apr 10th 2013, 12:51 PM 5,190 Views 9 Comments

A Save the Children report, Unspeakable Crimes Against Children, collates figures and testimonies from a range of countries affected by violence over the last 10 years.

# sexual-violence - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Rape and subsequent death of teen sparks outrage in South Africa
# South Africa
# South Africa

Rape and subsequent death of teen sparks outrage in South Africa

Feb 7th 2013, 7:45 PM 13,360 Views 41 Comments

Girl, 17, found disembowelled at a construction site and died later in hospital – the crime has been criticised by President Jacob Zuma.

# sexual-violence - Sunday 3 February, 2013

Indian President approves death penalty in some rape cases
# India
# India

Indian President approves death penalty in some rape cases

Feb 3rd 2013, 5:20 PM 7,716 Views 37 Comments

Harsher punishments for rapists have been approved in India after a brutal gang-rape in New Delhi sparked national outrage and triggered demands for tougher laws.

# sexual-violence - Monday 7 January, 2013

Delhi gang-rape suspects to appear in court
# India
# India

Delhi gang-rape suspects to appear in court

Jan 7th 2013, 7:22 AM 3,932 Views 18 Comments

The five men have been charged with rape, kidnapping, robbery and conspiracy – and could face the death penalty if convicted.

# sexual-violence - Friday 28 December, 2012

Indian gang-rape victim dies
# RIP
# RIP

Indian gang-rape victim dies

Dec 28th 2012, 10:38 PM 25,837 Views 99 Comments

The 23-year-old died of severe organ failure in a Singapore hospital where she had been airlifted yesterday.

# sexual-violence - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Priest says women bring sexual and physical violence on themselves
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Priest says women bring sexual and physical violence on themselves

Dec 27th 2012, 4:28 PM 45,508 Views 206 Comments

Italian Catholic’s Christmas message prompts fury as he claims that “provocative” clothing and “arrogant” attitude gets women into trouble.

# sexual-violence - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Hundreds of Indian election candidates accused of sexual violence
# India
# India

Hundreds of Indian election candidates accused of sexual violence

Dec 22nd 2012, 1:20 PM 6,510 Views 25 Comments

Figures released by the Association for Democratic Reforms show that hundreds of election candidates had allegations against them – as had scores of those in power.

# sexual-violence - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Victims of sexual crimes wait average of three years for attacker's sentencing
# Legal Process
# Legal Process

Victims of sexual crimes wait average of three years for attacker's sentencing

Dec 20th 2012, 2:30 PM 3,017 Views 9 Comments

A Rape Crisis Network Ireland guide for survivors of sexual violence says it takes an average of 33 months to reach sentencing stage.

# sexual-violence - Monday 26 November, 2012

Column: Shouting ‘nice arse’ isn’t innocent, and we shouldn’t ignore it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Shouting ‘nice arse’ isn’t innocent, and we shouldn’t ignore it

Nov 26th 2012, 7:00 AM 685 Views 223 Comments

Seemingly innocuous comments to women are part of a spectrum of harassment – and it’s time we did something about it, writes Jenny Dunne.

# sexual-violence - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Victims of child sex abuse wait 25 years to report abuse
# Abuse
# Abuse

Victims of child sex abuse wait 25 years to report abuse

Nov 6th 2012, 10:34 AM 3,868 Views 6 Comments

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.

# sexual-violence - Monday 22 October, 2012

Teenage rape case underlines vulnerability to sexual violence due to drinking culture
# Sexual Violence
# Sexual Violence

Teenage rape case underlines vulnerability to sexual violence due to drinking culture

Oct 22nd 2012, 7:34 PM 13,623 Views 74 Comments

A teenage boy was jailed today for the rape of a 15-year-old girl at a house party in Dublin last year.