RCNI release first statistics showing how Covid-19 impacted survivors of sexual violence and Rape Crisis Centres during lockdown.

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) Press release 20th July 2020  RCNI today said this new data shows Rape Crisis Centres rapidly adapting to changing survivors’ needs and capacity to reach out. It also suggests both increased need due to the additional trauma of the pandemic and unmet need due to those who have put their contact with rape crisis on hold until they feel safe enough and have the […]

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 […]

Sexual Violence Survivors in Direct Provision are facing serious barriers to support.

RCNI PR 5th June 2020 Sexual Violence Survivors in Direct Provision are facing serious barriers to support. RCNI today asked the Minister of Justice & Equality, Charles Flanagan, to ensure survivors of sexual violence living in Direct Provision accommodation can access lifesaving support from their local Rape Crisis Centre. Currently all access to rape crisis […]

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 […]

RCNI Election Manifesto towards freedom from Sexual Violence #GE2020

Download the PDF of RCNI Manifesto 2020 here RCNI Manifesto 4 priorities 2020 RCNI Manifesto 2020 Actions for PoG