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  

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) Press release 24th October 2019 RCNI welcomes the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality report on the Reform of the Family Law System

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) Press release 24th October 2019 RCNI welcomes the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality report on the Reform of the Family Law System

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) Press Release 17th April 2019 RCNI welcome the new transformative categories in the CSO’s Garda Crime Statistics

Today’s Sexual Violence Garda Crime Statistics release from the Central Statistics Office are a significant improvement on previous releases and tells us so much more than previously. These statistics give us a breakdown of victims by gender, age and time between sexual violence incidents and reporting. For the first time we can see how sexual […]

RCNI warn Oireachtas Committee that child abuse in the family remains hidden in our child protection and legal systems

Dr Clíona Saidléar, RCNI Executive Director said, ‘RCNI today are calling for a commitment to a fit for purpose system to deal with child sexual violence in family law matters. A specialist court is needed to ensure the best child protection response. ‘For many child victims the family is not a safe place, it is […]