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#sexual violence

# 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 687 Views 224 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 13,624 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.

# sexual-violence - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Alcohol is Ireland's most common 'date-rape' drug - Rape Crisis Network
# Date-rape
# Date-rape

Alcohol is Ireland's most common 'date-rape' drug - Rape Crisis Network

Sep 11th 2012, 9:31 PM 9,124 Views 36 Comments

The organisation says that it is both urgent and possible to change the link between alcohol consumption and sexual violence.

# sexual-violence - Thursday 6 September, 2012

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre took almost 12,000 calls last year
# Rape
# Rape

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre took almost 12,000 calls last year

Sep 6th 2012, 9:33 AM 3,350 Views 27 Comments

The centre has also experienced an increase in the number of callers looking for help because of childhood sexual abuse.

# sexual-violence - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Women with disabilities more vulnerable to sexual violence, says report
# Sex Abuse
# Sex Abuse

Women with disabilities more vulnerable to sexual violence, says report

Jun 20th 2012, 2:01 PM 2,644 Views 4 Comments

84 per cent of perpetrators were known to the victims.

# sexual-violence - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Column: Raped for years, many older women can only now tell their stories
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Raped for years, many older women can only now tell their stories

Apr 5th 2012, 7:30 AM 578 Views 17 Comments

Marital sexual violence was kept a secret for decades – but victims can now begin healing, writes Bréid Morris.

# sexual-violence - Thursday 29 March, 2012

It's "never too late" to address sexual violence
# Older Women
# Older Women

It's "never too late" to address sexual violence

Mar 29th 2012, 11:19 AM 2,066 Views 0 Comments

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”.

# sexual-violence - Monday 13 February, 2012

Column: Accept it – ‘rape culture’ exists
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Accept it – ‘rape culture’ exists

Feb 13th 2012, 7:20 AM 284 Views 192 Comments

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.

# sexual-violence - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

Increase in number of people availing of support for rape and sexual violence
# Rape
# Rape

Increase in number of people availing of support for rape and sexual violence

Nov 23rd 2011, 9:22 PM 1,427 Views 4 Comments

Rape Council Network Ireland saw an increase of almost 10 per cent in people using its counselling services in 2010.

# sexual-violence - Sunday 20 November, 2011

Nine out of ten sexual assault survivors know their attacker: report
# Sexual Violence
# Sexual Violence

Nine out of ten sexual assault survivors know their attacker: report

Nov 20th 2011, 2:46 PM 2,344 Views 5 Comments

The Rape Crisis Network says that just 6 per cent of all sexual abuse and rape cases last year were perpetrated by a stranger.

# sexual-violence - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

HSE considers cutting all core funding to Rape Crisis Network
# Rape Crisis
# Rape Crisis

HSE considers cutting all core funding to Rape Crisis Network

May 17th 2011, 12:52 PM 1,302 Views 0 Comments

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
# Libya
# Libya

ICC to probe claims of institutionalised gang-rape in Libya

May 17th 2011, 9:58 AM 792 Views 0 Comments

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.

# sexual-violence - Thursday 6 January, 2011

Hundreds of women and girls raped in Haiti camps
# Haiti
# Haiti

Hundreds of women and girls raped in Haiti camps

Jan 6th 2011, 3:49 PM 981 Views 0 Comments

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.