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RCNI launch 2015 Rape Crisis Statistics Report

    Monday, 19th December 2016 Rape Crisis Centres trusted contact point for sexual violence survivors -Rape Crisis Network Ireland launches annual report for 2015- 13,208 Helpline contacts in 2015: 76 per cent were voice calls, ranging from 1 minute to 1.5 hours. 67 per cent of survivors were subjected to other forms of violence […]

Inaugural seminar of RESPECT Network, an all-Ireland initiative Promoting Safe Relationships in Higher Education towards addressing sexual violence

  Today (25th Nov. 2016) RCNI are delighted to participate alongside our partners, in publicly launching the RESPECT Network at our first public conference in Newry’s, Canal Court Hotel. The RESPECT Network is an ongoing and growing collaboration between academics, students and relevant agencies in a concerted initiative to respond to and address sexual violence in the higher education experience […]

Rape Crisis Network Ireland welcomes the clarification from the Supreme Court regarding the definition of consent in sexual violence law

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) today welcomed the clarification from the Supreme Court regarding the definition of consent in sexual violence law (Director of Public Prosecutions -v- O’R) and reiterate our call for a positive definition of consent to be included in our law. RCNI argue again that a defence of a belief in sexual […]

RCNI strongly welcomes the return to the Dáil of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill and is hopeful that it will include a definition of consent

RCNI strongly welcomes the return to the Dáil of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill this week by An Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald TD, and is hopeful that it will now be possible to amend this Bill to include a positive definition of consent to sexual activity. If it is […]

Launch of the first national RCNI report on LGBT survivors of sexual violence attending Rape Crisis Centres

This is a key tool for responses, policy and strategies to fight hate crimes against the LGBT community. Today Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone launched the RCNI statistical report Finding A Safe Place: LGBT survivors of sexual violence and disclosure in Rape Crisis Centres, which highlights vulnerabilities and the need for […]