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#Consent

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should colleges be at risk of losing funding if sexual consent classes aren't provided? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should colleges be at risk of losing funding if sexual consent classes aren't provided?

That is a recommendation contained in a new government-commissioned report.

From TheJournal.ie UCD issues apology after computer science students were sent email asking to help develop sex consent app Consent

UCD issues apology after computer science students were sent email asking to help develop sex consent app

Students this afternoon received an email stating that the correspondence was sent in error.

From TheJournal.ie Abuse survivor says legal profession should 'bring their morals as well as law books into courtrooms' Rape Myths

Abuse survivor says legal profession should 'bring their morals as well as law books into courtrooms'

Leona O’Callaghan said the government and judiciary needs to stop pointing at each other and step up to make changes.

From TheJournal.ie How many people believe underwear should not be discussed in a rape case? It's the week in numbers Prime Numbers

How many people believe underwear should not be discussed in a rape case? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The number of cases of social welfare fraud reported to gardaí last year.

From TheJournal.ie Nine in 10 people believe a person's underwear should not be discussed in a rape case Consent

Nine in 10 people believe a person's underwear should not be discussed in a rape case

A barrister’s comments sparked outrage and led to protests last week.

From TheJournal.ie Black lace thong held up in the Dáil as TD raises controversial rape trial comments Consent

Black lace thong held up in the Dáil as TD raises controversial rape trial comments

TD Ruth Coppinger said it was time for ‘rape myths’ to be dispelled with in court cases,

From TheJournal.ie 'People were incredibly uncomfortable in that room': USI cannot condone 'hazing' event at DCU Consent

'People were incredibly uncomfortable in that room': USI cannot condone 'hazing' event at DCU

Students behind “inappropriate behaviour” at DCU’s A&F society event to undergo consent training.

From TheJournal.ie Minister 'shocked' and 'taken aback' at the age Irish children are viewing pornography Sex Ed

Minister 'shocked' and 'taken aback' at the age Irish children are viewing pornography

A new survey finds that 53% of boys in Ireland first watched porn under the age of 13.

From TheJournal.ie 70% of female students in Ireland experience sexual hostility or gender harassment Consent

70% of female students in Ireland experience sexual hostility or gender harassment

54% of first-year women students reported experiencing sexual hostility or crude gender harassment since starting college.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the legal options being considered about sexual consent Law Reform

Here are the legal options being considered about sexual consent

The Law Reform Commission is examining a number of issues in relation to rape cases.

From TheJournal.ie 'Like rabbits caught in headlights': Catholic schools head says sex ed has not moved with the times Sex Education

'Like rabbits caught in headlights': Catholic schools head says sex ed has not moved with the times

TDs and Senators pressed on if elements of sex education would be left out of the curriculum in Catholic schools.

From TheJournal.ie 'Considerable surprise in the room': There was a sexual consent class for TDs and Senators today Leinster House

'Considerable surprise in the room': There was a sexual consent class for TDs and Senators today

Paul Murphy said that his legislation to provide objective sex education in schools is sorely needed.

From TheJournal.ie Consent: 'The purchase of sex is conducted without regard for women’s pleasure' Opinion

Consent: 'The purchase of sex is conducted without regard for women’s pleasure'

Prostitution undermines consent and women’s bodily autonomy, writes Samantha Slater.

From TheJournal.ie Audiences left 'shell-shocked' at world premiere of Irish play about sexual violence Asking For It

Audiences left 'shell-shocked' at world premiere of Irish play about sexual violence

The stage adaptation of Louise O’Neill’s best-selling book has made its world premiere in the Everyman in Cork.

From TheJournal.ie TCD sexual consent classes get green light for expansion to clubs and socs On Campus

TCD sexual consent classes get green light for expansion to clubs and socs

The classes have been trialled in Trinity Halls but the student union wants them elsewhere on campus.

From TheJournal.ie 'The only thing I remember about sex education was STIs': Young people have their say on sex education Speaking Out This post contains videos

'The only thing I remember about sex education was STIs': Young people have their say on sex education

Recent survey results from Youth Work Ireland have shown how recent events like the #MeToo movement have changed the conversation around sex.

From TheJournal.ie Roisin Shortall: 'Harvesting the personal data of children for marketing purposes is repugnant' Opinion

Roisin Shortall: 'Harvesting the personal data of children for marketing purposes is repugnant'

If it isn’t clearly prohibited there is no incentive for these companies to stop the practice, writes Roisin Shortall.

From TheJournal.ie 'If someone requires an app to prove legal consent then you shouldn’t be having sex with them' Column

'If someone requires an app to prove legal consent then you shouldn’t be having sex with them'

We need to make consent sexy, writes Filomena Kaguako.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for cross-examination of victims in rape trials to be pre-recorded Giving Evidence

Calls for cross-examination of victims in rape trials to be pre-recorded

The Rape Crisis Network Ireland has released a ‘timely’ report.

From TheJournal.ie Would it work here? New law in Iceland means rape accused must prove they had explicit consent Burden Of Proof

Would it work here? New law in Iceland means rape accused must prove they had explicit consent

The Department of Justice in Ireland is currently reviewing sexual assault legislation and has been urged to provide greater protection for victims.

From TheJournal.ie 'Religious groups shouldn't be involved in sex education' Let's Talk About Sex

'Religious groups shouldn't be involved in sex education'

Proposed legislation seeks to remove religious ethos from sex education in schools.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Consent can't be delivered in the same way as other subjects by embarrassed teachers' Read Me

Opinion: 'Consent can't be delivered in the same way as other subjects by embarrassed teachers'

We need trained facilitators in schools to develop sexual competence and protect the sexual health of young people, writes Elaine Byrnes.

Irish sports podcasts are talking about consent and it's long overdue

Second Captains decided to tackle the difficult case in their show and it was well worth listening to.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think schools should teach about consent? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think schools should teach about consent?

Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) is mandatory for both primary and post-primary student.

From TheJournal.ie Minister orders full review of sex education in schools Sex Education

Minister orders full review of sex education in schools

Richard Bruton is due to address the annual conference of the ASTI teachers’ union this morning.

From TheJournal.ie France to set legal age of sexual consent at 15 Consent

France to set legal age of sexual consent at 15

The issue was raised after lawmakers said French laws allowed two men to escape rape charges.

From TheJournal.ie It should be 'frowned upon' for parents to give young children a smartphone, politicians told Digital Age Of Consent

It should be 'frowned upon' for parents to give young children a smartphone, politicians told

Online experts have been giving evidence before an OIreachtas committee.

From TheJournal.ie Katherine Zappone: 'Students will be asked to challenge ideas of what consent is' Consent Classes

Katherine Zappone: 'Students will be asked to challenge ideas of what consent is'

We need to face up to the reality of sexual abuse, violence and harassment, writes Katherine Zappone.

From TheJournal.ie Student sex survey: 8% of women have had non-consensual sexual contact in the last year Consent

Student sex survey: 8% of women have had non-consensual sexual contact in the last year

The study also focused on the role alcohol plays in young people’s sex lives.

From TheJournal.ie French teacher to go on trial for sex with 14-year-old pupil Consent

French teacher to go on trial for sex with 14-year-old pupil

In France, sex between an adult and a minor is not rape unless there is proof of force.

From TheJournal.ie Anger in France after court rules that 11-year-old girl 'consented to sex' Paris

Anger in France after court rules that 11-year-old girl 'consented to sex'

The incident happened in an area north of Paris in April of this year.

From TheJournal.ie Irresponsible or realistic: Is 13 too young for the digital age of consent? Social Media

Irresponsible or realistic: Is 13 too young for the digital age of consent?

More and more children have access to the internet, making it difficult to protect them from inappropriate content.

From TheJournal.ie 'People often discount their rape because they don't recognise the different ways rape can take place' SEXUAL CONSENT

'People often discount their rape because they don't recognise the different ways rape can take place'

This week’s proposals to bring more clarity to our rape laws are an important step, writes Noeline Blackwell.

From TheJournal.ie Raping someone when they are asleep will now be explicitly illegal New Laws

Raping someone when they are asleep will now be explicitly illegal

Cabinet has approved a proposal by Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald to provide a definition of sexual consent.

These 5th Year students from Kells created a very important campaign about consent in 2016

Introducing It’s The Yes, Not The Dress.

From TheJournal.ie 21% of Irish people think sex without consent is okay in certain situations Consent

21% of Irish people think sex without consent is okay in certain situations

12% of Irish respondents to a survey also agreed that domestic violence is a private matter and should be handled within the family.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Rape culture does exist... I've witnessed it myself in Cork' Column

Opinion: 'Rape culture does exist... I've witnessed it myself in Cork'

Journalist Jennifer Hough encountered two disturbing incidents on the city’s streets within weeks of each other.

From TheJournal.ie 'We need to teach women in Ireland how to say yes to sex' Consent

'We need to teach women in Ireland how to say yes to sex'

Author Louise O’Neill talks to TheJournal.ie ahead of the airing of her new documentary Asking for It tonight.

From TheJournal.ie Ched Evans takes the stand at retrial, denies rape and claims he was being 'childish' Wales

Ched Evans takes the stand at retrial, denies rape and claims he was being 'childish'

The footballer said the woman consented to sex.

From TheJournal.ie Ched Evans rape retrial: Alleged victim has no memory of being asked if Evans could 'join in' Consent

Ched Evans rape retrial: Alleged victim has no memory of being asked if Evans could 'join in'

Defence lawyers claim the woman had ‘taken the lead’ during consensual sexual intercourse.

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