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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 11°C

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'Urgent action' needed to regulate access to the counselling notes of child sex abuse survivors
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.
Angelina Jolie calls on UN Security Council to act on war rapes
The actress asked the UN Security Council to make dealing with war zone rape a top priority.
Over 3,000 domestic abuse victims helped by support commission last year
The Commission for the Support of Victims of Crime helped more than 15,000 people last year.
Over 3,000 disclosures of child abuse to Women's Aid last year, up 55 per cent
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.
Victims demand apology from Japanese mayor over wartime sex slaves remark
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.
Prosecutor may seek death penalty in US kidnap case
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.
Most victims of sexual violence in conflict are children - report
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.
Rape and subsequent death of teen sparks outrage in South Africa
Girl, 17, found disembowelled at a construction site and died later in hospital – the crime has been criticised by President Jacob Zuma.
Indian President approves death penalty in some rape cases
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.
Delhi gang-rape suspects to appear in court
The five men have been charged with rape, kidnapping, robbery and conspiracy – and could face the death penalty if convicted.
Indian gang-rape victim dies
The 23-year-old died of severe organ failure in a Singapore hospital where she had been airlifted yesterday.
Priest says women bring sexual and physical violence on themselves
Italian Catholic’s Christmas message prompts fury as he claims that “provocative” clothing and “arrogant” attitude gets women into trouble.
Hundreds of Indian election candidates accused of sexual violence
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.
Victims of sexual crimes wait average of three years for attacker's sentencing
A Rape Crisis Network Ireland guide for survivors of sexual violence says it takes an average of 33 months to reach sentencing stage.
Column: Shouting ‘nice arse’ isn’t innocent, and we shouldn’t ignore it
Seemingly innocuous comments to women are part of a spectrum of harassment – and it’s time we did something about it, writes Jenny Dunne.
Victims of child sex abuse wait 25 years to report abuse
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.
Teenage rape case underlines vulnerability to sexual violence due to drinking culture
A teenage boy was jailed today for the rape of a 15-year-old girl at a house party in Dublin last year.
Alcohol is Ireland's most common 'date-rape' drug - Rape Crisis Network
The organisation says that it is both urgent and possible to change the link between alcohol consumption and sexual violence.
Dublin Rape Crisis Centre took almost 12,000 calls last year
The centre has also experienced an increase in the number of callers looking for help because of childhood sexual abuse.
Women with disabilities more vulnerable to sexual violence, says report
84 per cent of perpetrators were known to the victims.
Column: Raped for years, many older women can only now tell their stories
Marital sexual violence was kept a secret for decades – but victims can now begin healing, writes Bréid Morris.
It's "never too late" to address sexual violence
A new service for older women affected by sexual violence has been launched by the Older Women’s Network and Rape Crisis Network Ireland. They say: “You are never too old to start healing from sexual violence”.
Column: Accept it – ‘rape culture’ exists
Rape ‘jokes’ and equating violence with passion – just two of the ways in which Ireland shows some alarming societal attitudes towards women and sex, writes Lisa McInerney.
Increase in number of people availing of support for rape and sexual violence
Rape Council Network Ireland saw an increase of almost 10 per cent in people using its counselling services in 2010.
Nine out of ten sexual assault survivors know their attacker: report
The Rape Crisis Network says that just 6 per cent of all sexual abuse and rape cases last year were perpetrated by a stranger.
HSE considers cutting all core funding to Rape Crisis Network
The final decision to slash all core funding to the country’s Rape Crisis Network – which would force the current support services offered to victims of rape and sexual abuse to end – has been postponed until August pending a review.
ICC to probe claims of institutionalised gang-rape in Libya
The International Criminal Court is to investigate allegations that pro-Gaddafi troops have used gang-rape as a weapon of war, as well as claims that forces have been using sexual enhancement drugs to carry out crimes.
Hundreds of women and girls raped in Haiti camps
Amnesty International report highlights growing sexual violence in earthquake-ravaged country as charity Concern says the overall aid effort there is not proceeding as quickly as is needed.