RCNI Statement on removal of consent from Criminal Law Sexual Offences and Human Trafficking Bill 2023

Statement on the Minister for Justice Helen McEntee’s withdrawal of wording on consent from forthcoming legislation on rape – 30/11/2023, Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI).  RCNI are certainly disappointed in the loss of this provision on testing a defendant’s reasonable belief in consent from this bill. However, in RCNI’s consultation with the Dept and Minister, […]

The Central Statistics Office releases the final report of its ground-breaking Sexual Violence Survey

5 October 2023 For immediate release The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today released the final report of its ground-breaking Sexual Violence Survey. Today’s data provides insight on general attitudes to sexual violence. Participants in the survey, who were not themselves survivors, were asked for their level of agreement with certain statements on sexual violence. […]

Central Statistics Office releases the fifth of six reports from the Sexual Violence Survey

26 September 2023 For immediate release  The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today released the fifth of six reports from the Sexual Violence Survey which measure the prevalence of sexual violence in Ireland. Today’s data focuses on sexual harassment. The objective of the survey is to provide high quality data on sexual violence which will […]

RCNI Recruitment – Communications & Information Coordinator

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) is recruiting for a Communications Coordinator The RCNI Communications Coordinator role is pivotal in achieving best outcomes for survivors in sexual violence at a time of whole of society and governmental reform and transformation. You will join a dynamic, impactful team, working reflectively and proactively with a sector, survivors, professionals […]

CSO Childhood experiences of Sexual Violence Survey:

Protecting children – Today’s young adults’ experiences of childhood sexual violence puts us on notice.    The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today released the third of six reports from its Sexual Violence Survey measuring the prevalence of sexual violence in Ireland. This latest report from the Sexual Violence Survey looks at child sexual violence experienced in the past by adults currently in Ireland. It […]

Central Statistics Office Data on Adults’ Experiences Reveal How Sexual Violence Sustains Systemic Inequality

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today released the second of six reports from its Sexual Violence Survey measuring the prevalence of sexual violence in Ireland. The report on ‘Adult Experiences’ provides further detail on adult sexual violence experiences including those experienced with a partner (current or ex) and non-partner. The report also includes additional […]

‘Comprehensive and Substantial’ Sexual Violence Survey Proves That Sexual Violence Remains Endemic in Irish Society 

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today released the first of six reports from its Sexual Violence Survey measuring the prevalence of sexual violence in Ireland. This is the first sexual violence prevalence report from the CSO and provides a baseline for our work from here on. As a member of the CSO’s Sexual Violence […]

Statement on Cyber Attack Involving Sexual Violence Charities

Regarding the cyber attack that has impacted some sexual violence charities, Rape Crisis Network Ireland would like to assure survivors who have attended or are attending our member centres that our system has not been breached and our survivor data remains secure. RCNI members centres are: Carlow, Kildare and South Leinster Rape Crisis Centre Donegal […]

Rape Crisis Network Ireland calls for an independent authority on Domestic, Sexual and Gender based violence  

On Monday January 30 2023 Rape Crisis Network Ireland contributed to a meeting with GREVIO to inform their examination of Ireland’s response to combatting Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence (DSGBV). RCNI highlighted in particular the concern that there are still no plans to put in place independent monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.  GREVIO is the international […]