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Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) welcomes draft Programme for Government

15th June 2020 Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) welcomes today’s draft Programme for Government Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) welcomes today’s draft Programme for Government. It is encouraging to see commitment to much-needed, transformative measures, and lessons taken from Ireland’s response to Covid-19. In particular, RCNI is pleased to see that the urgent need for […]

As the country starts to reopen, Survivor support remains our priority

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) Press Release 9th June 2020  As the country starts to reopen, Survivor support remains our priority In recent weeks it has become clear to Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) that for many survivors, trauma is resurfacing and that they may also feel reluctant to prioritise themselves while so much else is going […]

RCNI welcome the Central Statistics Office: Recorded Crime Victims 2019 and Suspected Offenders 2018 release today

RCNI Press Release 15th May 2020   The Central Statistics Office (CSO) publication of Statistics on Victims and Suspected Offenders of Recorded Crimes (including 2018 and 2019 data) by An Garda Síochána gives brand new insight into sexual violence crime in Ireland.     For the first time we have data about the suspected sexual offenders, […]

RCNI Recruitment – Communications & Information Coordinator

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) Communications & Information Coordinator Job Description RCNI is seeking to employ a Communications & Information Coordinator to manage information flow at all levels from public engagement on sexual violence prevention to connecting remote rape crisis workers with their community of peers nationwide. RCNI is a small, dynamic and generally cheerful […]

RCNI have reacted to Tusla Child Abuse Substantiation Practice (CASP)

RCNI have reacted to Tusla Child Abuse Substantiation Practice (CASP)   RCNI and Rape Crisis Centres working with survivors of sexual violence are keenly aware of both the positive potential and potential trauma of retrospective reporting and Tusla’s handling of same, for many survivors.   A move towards a standardised approach of handling reports is to be […]

RCNI responds as Minister releases report on Child Protection

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) Press Release 27th January 2020   RCNI responds as Minister releases report on Child Protection   RCNI strongly welcomes the Expert Assurance Group (EAG) Final Report for the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (full title in notes below) on Tusla’s implementation of the HIQA 2018 report recommendations, which was released […]

We must recognise how pornography affects young women

Monday, November 25, 2019 – 12:00 AM For the majority, men’s violence against women does not disturb their capacity to ‘realise their own potential’. But for women, we bear it and we become mentally unwell under its burden, writes Clíona Saidléar The second ‘My World Survey’ into child and youth mental health shows us that there […]