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 […]

RCNI encourages new government to enact the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) attended yesterday to the SPACE international event in Buswells hotel as part of their work towards ending sexual exploitation, support their call for the prompt enactment of Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015. RCNI is a long standing member of the Turn Off The Red Light (TORL) campaign, whose legislative […]

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 […]

RCNI Administrator Job Vacancy

Job Title:                                RCNI Administrator Location:                                National Office, Dublin City Centre Responsible to:                      RCNI Executive officer Part time:                               3 days per week Salary:                                    HSE Clerical grade IV €25,752 – 42,891 This post is funding dependent Enquiries to director@rcni.ie Post cover letter and cv to: Cliona Saidlear RCNI 30 Merrion Sq. Dublin 2   Closing date: 30th […]

RCNI calls on the next government to take action to make it “Safe to Learn” thus ensuring the safety of young people from sexual violence in secondary schools

RCNI Press Release 20th February 2016 RCNI calls on the next government to take action to make it “Safe to Learn” thus ensuring the safety of young people from sexual violence in secondary schools All children and young people should have the opportunity to learn in a safe environment. Safety includes freedom from the threat, […]

RCNI PR – grooming and teenage sexual exploitation

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) Press Release   12th January 2016   Our ambiguity about sex can create opportunity for sexual exploitation   Today, upon the sentencing of a 26 year old man for online grooming and defilement of a 15 year old girl, the RCNI draw attention to our attitudes to teenage vulnerability to […]