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New tool allows higher education students to anonymously report sexual harassment and violence
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New tool allows higher education students to anonymously report sexual harassment and violence

Tue 6:15 AM 6,135 Views 4 Comments

The Speak Out tool will be launched across 18 universities this academic year.

Protests following alleged rape and murder of nine-year-old girl in Indian capital
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Protests following alleged rape and murder of nine-year-old girl in Indian capital

Aug 5th 2021, 2:22 PM 23,317 Views 8 Comments

The nine-year-old girl was allegedly killed in a crematorium in south-west New Delhi – four men have been arrested.

Victims and offenders in 20% of sexual violence cases aged under 18 - CSO
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Victims and offenders in 20% of sexual violence cases aged under 18 - CSO

Apr 26th 2021, 2:15 PM 4,942 Views 0 Comments

Almost all offenders in cases of sexual violence reported in 2019 were men, Central Statistics Office data showed.

'It felt safe': Why do people turn to social media to share their experiences of sexual assault?
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'It felt safe': Why do people turn to social media to share their experiences of sexual assault?

Apr 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 11,365 Views 0 Comments

Post-MeToo, more people are disclosing their sexual violence experiences online – but what issues might this bring up for them and society at large?

Opinion: 'They are distraught when their images are shared by a former partner'
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Opinion: 'They are distraught when their images are shared by a former partner'

Dec 1st 2020, 1:00 PM 13,086 Views 2 Comments

Noeline Blackwell of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre says the law around image-based sexual abuse is useless as it pre-dates the internet and new legislation can’t come quickly enough.

Judges, lawyers, and gardaí to get specialist training to better support victims of sexual violence
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Judges, lawyers, and gardaí to get specialist training to better support victims of sexual violence

Oct 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 8,638 Views 1 Comment

A review into the legal protections offered to complainants in sexual assault cases was carried out following the high-profile Belfast rape trial in 2018.

Speak or Survive: Does Ireland write off survivors of sexual violence?
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Speak or Survive: Does Ireland write off survivors of sexual violence?

Sep 13th 2020, 9:30 AM 15,977 Views 18 Comments

Part two of Noteworthy series on victims of sexual crimes who speak out focuses on the poor mental health supports and outcomes for survivors.

Speak or Survive: Sexual violence victims still fighting roadblocks to justice
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Speak or Survive: Sexual violence victims still fighting roadblocks to justice

Sep 12th 2020, 9:30 AM 16,030 Views 9 Comments

Survivors of sexual crimes tell Noteworthy investigation what needs to change to give victims a chance to find a voice, justice – and peace.

3 in 10 female third-level students have experienced non-consensual penetration, survey finds
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3 in 10 female third-level students have experienced non-consensual penetration, survey finds

Jun 22nd 2020, 6:30 AM 49,116 Views 62 Comments

That’s according to a new national survey published by NUI Galway’s Active Consent Programme.

Children suspected in 1 out of every 5 cases of criminal sexual violence
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Children suspected in 1 out of every 5 cases of criminal sexual violence

May 15th 2020, 2:17 PM 13,371 Views 7 Comments

New figures on serious crime published today by the Central Statistics Office.

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

Nov 7th 2019, 3:36 PM 35,682 Views 42 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 26th 2019, 8:15 AM 16,711 Views 33 Comments

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

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

Apr 26th 2019, 6:20 AM 6,526 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Apr 16th 2019, 7:00 AM 28,673 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Apr 2nd 2019, 7:00 AM 10,158 Views 12 Comments

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.

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

Nov 20th 2018, 6:27 PM 4,944 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 7th 2018, 8:00 PM 32,816 Views 11 Comments

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.

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

Oct 5th 2018, 10:20 AM 16,947 Views 18 Comments

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
# Me Too
# Me Too

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

Sep 18th 2018, 5:46 PM 5,632 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Apr 5th 2018, 2:42 PM 58,092 Views 241 Comments

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

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

Mar 28th 2018, 3:26 PM 122,822 Views 0 Comments

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.

New national survey to examine sexual harassment in workplace
# Savi Report
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New national survey to examine sexual harassment in workplace

Jan 4th 2018, 9:55 AM 8,153 Views 83 Comments

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

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

Oct 26th 2017, 6:45 AM 5,293 Views 14 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 12th 2017, 6:15 AM 11,380 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Jun 26th 2017, 4:55 PM 9,231 Views 30 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 21st 2016, 8:07 PM 8,951 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Dec 19th 2016, 1:26 PM 10,117 Views 44 Comments

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

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

Dec 8th 2016, 9:57 PM 19,637 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Oct 20th 2016, 9:01 AM 20,655 Views 48 Comments

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

Man pleads guilty to raping a mother and daughter
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Man pleads guilty to raping a mother and daughter

Mar 7th 2016, 6:16 PM 46,231 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Feb 15th 2016, 10:19 AM 20,546 Views 74 Comments

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

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

Jan 20th 2016, 6:00 PM 14,312 Views 38 Comments

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

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

Dec 3rd 2015, 6:00 AM 17,981 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Sep 16th 2015, 12:01 PM 13,528 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Jul 15th 2015, 6:00 PM 14,172 Views 80 Comments

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

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

Jun 17th 2015, 7:34 AM 6,488 Views 4 Comments

Over 9,000 contacts were received in 2014.

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

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

Jun 14th 2015, 9:40 AM 8,849 Views 49 Comments

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

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

Jun 14th 2015, 7:45 AM 8,714 Views 31 Comments

“There’s no grey area in the law.”

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

Jun 9th 2015, 1:30 PM 13,705 Views 29 Comments

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

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

May 23rd 2015, 7:15 AM 23,892 Views 26 Comments

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

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