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#sexual violence

From TheJournal.ie 'It could be anyone - your sister, mother, niece or aunt - rape happens' Lavinia Kerwick

'It could be anyone - your sister, mother, niece or aunt - rape happens'

Lavinia Kerwick, the first rape survivor in Ireland to waive her anonymity, has called for more supports to be made available to fellow survivors.

From TheJournal.ie 'He did not do one day': Six in 10 domestic violence offenders get suspended sentence Women's Aid

'He did not do one day': Six in 10 domestic violence offenders get suspended sentence

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

From TheJournal.ie Domestic and sexual violence groups to get €1.5 million more in funding Funding

Domestic and sexual violence groups to get €1.5 million more in funding

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'I'm not a victim, I am a survivor ... I don’t flinch when someone touches me' Opinion

Opinion: 'I'm not a victim, I am a survivor ... I don’t flinch when someone touches me'

Aicha Dounia was abused by her biological father from the age of four but she refuses to live a life ‘consumed by hatred’.

From TheJournal.ie Our systems are not working to prevent child sexual violence, even after it is reported Opinion

Our systems are not working to prevent child sexual violence, even after it is reported

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.

From TheJournal.ie CSO to carry out new national survey on sexual violence ... says it may take five years CSO

CSO to carry out new national survey on sexual violence ... says it may take five years

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

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane on sexual assault: 'I carried a shame that wasn’t mine for years before I told anyone' New Savi Report

Lynn Ruane on sexual assault: 'I carried a shame that wasn’t mine for years before I told anyone'

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.

From TheJournal.ie Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad have won the Nobel peace prize for 2018 Not Trump

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad have won the Nobel peace prize for 2018

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

Lily Allen's account of sexual assault reveals we still have a long way to go to tackle how rape is reported

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

From TheJournal.ie 'My first thought when I was raped was whether or not I was pregnant - that shouldn't be the case' Sexual Violence

'My first thought when I was raped was whether or not I was pregnant - that shouldn't be the case'

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

From TheJournal.ie When consent is contested, both sides are fighting for a 'win' Opinion

When consent is contested, both sides are fighting for a 'win'

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.

From TheJournal.ie New national survey to examine sexual harassment in workplace Savi Report

New national survey to examine sexual harassment in workplace

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

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach asks ministers to examine if Irish statistics on sexual violence need updating Savi Report

Taoiseach asks ministers to examine if Irish statistics on sexual violence need updating

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

From TheJournal.ie 'I don’t trust anyone any more, they all failed me' - The sexual victims of Bosnia's war Bosnian War

'I don’t trust anyone any more, they all failed me' - The sexual victims of Bosnia's war

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

From TheJournal.ie Almost 1,500 calls were made to a sexual violence centre in Cork last year Support Service

Almost 1,500 calls were made to a sexual violence centre in Cork last year

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

From TheJournal.ie Man convicted of kidnapping ex-partner, jury fails to reach verdict on rape charge Longford

Man convicted of kidnapping ex-partner, jury fails to reach verdict on rape charge

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Our culture blames victims as young as 12': New report on sexual violence in Ireland launched Rape Crisis Network

'Our culture blames victims as young as 12': New report on sexual violence in Ireland launched

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

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm not a victim, I'm a survivor': MP gives powerful speech about being raped at 14 House Of Commons This post contains videos

'I'm not a victim, I'm a survivor': MP gives powerful speech about being raped at 14

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

From TheJournal.ie "If you touch one of us, we all react" - Women react to brutal rape and slaying of teenager South America

"If you touch one of us, we all react" - Women react to brutal rape and slaying of teenager

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

From TheJournal.ie Man pleads guilty to raping a mother and daughter Sexual Assault

Man pleads guilty to raping a mother and daughter

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

From TheJournal.ie Students' Union not happy with university top brass after probe dismisses 'UCD 200' claims Revenge Porn

Students' Union not happy with university top brass after probe dismisses 'UCD 200' claims

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

From TheJournal.ie Plan to combat domestic violence will 'make Ireland a safer place for women and men' Sexual Assault

Plan to combat domestic violence will 'make Ireland a safer place for women and men'

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Prostitution happens a lot, but what can you do? You have to eat' Women And War

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

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

From TheJournal.ie To my attacker: 'I want you to see I'm not defeated' Sexual Violence

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

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

From TheJournal.ie In Ireland, a man can actually confess to rape and still serve no time in prison Column

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

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

From TheJournal.ie There were 25 calls seeking help after a rape every day last year Counselling

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

Over 9,000 contacts were received in 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Does the Irish system for reporting sexual offences need to change? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

“There’s no grey area in the law.”

From TheJournal.ie Tusla defends its decision to withdraw funding from the Rape Crisis Network Sexual Violence

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

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

From TheJournal.ie This hard-hitting video could challenge people's views on rape

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

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

From TheJournal.ie French soldiers accused of 'stomach-turning' rape of children fleeing war Central African Republic

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

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

From TheJournal.ie How the language we choose can help combat violence against women Opinion

How the language we choose can help combat violence against women

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

From TheJournal.ie Graham Dwyer highlights the danger of thinking a 'type' of person commits sexual crimes Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie We need to talk more about relationships, consent and sexual violence Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Healing broken souls and bodies – how sexual violence is shattering lives in CAR Support

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

“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.”

From TheJournal.ie This city has just banned Uber after claims a driver raped a passenger Driven Out

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Calls for new law to 'call child pornography what it is' - child abuse Language In The Law

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Young Travellers experiencing domestic violence can feel extremely isolated 16 Days Of Action

Opinion: Young Travellers experiencing domestic violence can feel extremely isolated

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

From TheJournal.ie New law means electronic tagging for some sex offenders Milestone

New law means electronic tagging for some sex offenders

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

From TheJournal.ie Direct Provision 'increases distress and vulnerability' of sexually-abused migrants Rape Crisis Centres

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

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

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