Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) call for the immediate removal of all Diageo/Role-models advert which blames victims of sexual violence for the crimes that have been committed against them. Clíona Saidléar, RCNI Director, said ‘the latest Diageo/Role-models advertisement features a young woman returned home after a night out clearly upset, with her mother standing in […]
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Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) Press Release 10th March 2015 RCNI urges government to make Sexual Consent Education a priority within our Secondary Schools RCNI today, following announcements in the UK, urge Minister for Education, and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan to act now to ensure our children are protected from sexual violence through teaching the knowledge, […]
There are no shades of grey around sexual consent Yes, Fifty Shades of Grey is just fantasy – but inexperienced young people are vulnerable to the mixed signals presented in this big screen blockbuster. RAPE IS WRONG. No question. But consent? Well, there are all sorts of shades of grey, right? Not only do we get […]
4 February 2015 RCNI welcomes appointment of new Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) has welcomed the appointment of Dr Niall Muldoon as the new Ombudsman for Children, as announced yesterday by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr James Reilly Dr Cliona Saidlear, RCNI Acting Director […]
About 80% of all survivors of sexual violence do not report to the gardaí. A damning figure which the Government and stakeholders such as ourselves are working to improve. To do so the question we must answer is why are such significant numbers of survivors making this choice? Survivors are women, men, and children from […]
27 November 2014 RCNI strongly welcome the release of the General Scheme of the forthcoming Criminal Law (Sexual Offices) Bill and commend Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald for bringing this substantial and significant piece of legislation before us. Cliona Saidlear, RCNI Acting Director said, ‘This long awaited legislation is one of the most […]
Statements on allegations regarding sexual abuse by members of the Provisional Republican Movement Speech by Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Justice & Equality Dáil Éireann 12th November 2014 In my previous Ministerial role I often noted that child abuse hasn’t gone away. Regrettably this applies not solely to child abuse. Sexual violence generally doesn’t go […]
RCNI Press Release – Wednesday 12th November 2014 Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) release their National Rape Crisis Statistics 2013 report and call for renewed whole of government attention at this time to the issue of sexual violence The Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald officially launched the report today at the Royal Irish […]
October 28th 2014 Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) release new report: “Asylum seekers and refugees surviving on hold, sexual violence disclosed to Rape Crisis Centres in 2012.” • “significant reforms urgently necessary in Direct Provision system” • “many survivors of sexual violence seeking asylum in Ireland…… have not found a haven” Judge Catherine McGuinness officially […]
Rape Crisis Network Ireland today welcome the launch of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality Report on its hearings into Sexual and Domestic Violence which makes a number of important recommendations. Clíona Saidléar, RCNI acting Director said, ‘the committee’s recommendation that the justice and support response to sexual violence should be specialised […]