Rape Crisis Network Ireland call for the end of granting bail after a conviction for rape

Following the latest controversial sentencing of a convicted serious sexual offender, RCNI call for renewed urgency in reforming sentencing and bail practices. Fiona Neary, Executive Director said, ‘sentencing is the final stage of a long and arduous journey for a survivor of rape and sexual crimes. It is estimated that only 2- 5% of all […]

Rape, Pregnancy and Abortion in Ireland – RCNI release new figures today

Today Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) release the latest figures on survivors of rape who were pregnant as a result, who had abortions.  In 2011, of the 2,036 female survivors of sexual violence who attended a Rape Crisis Centre (RCC), 90 girls and women became pregnant as a result of rape 17 survivors, pregnant as […]