RCNI call for the immediate removal of Diageo/Role-models advert

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 […]

RCNI urges government to make Sexual Consent Education a priority within our Secondary Schools

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, […]

RCNI welcomes appointment of new Ombudsman for Children

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 […]

RCNI strongly welcome the release of the General Scheme of the forthcoming Criminal Law (Sexual Offices) Bill

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 […]

RCNI release National Rape Crisis Statistics 2013 report; call for renewed whole of government attention to the issue of sexual violence

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 […]

RCNI release new report: Asylum seekers & refugees surviving on hold

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 […]

RCNI welcome Oireachtas Committee report on Domestic and sexual violence

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 […]

RCNI release latest Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) accompaniment figures

In 2013 494 people were accompanied to SATUs by Rape Crisis Centre Psychological Support Workers, according to new Rape Crisis Network Ireland National statistics. 95% of the victims were female and the age range was from teenagers to 65. This unique Rape Crisis support to victims attending a sexual assault treatment unit is provided 24 […]

Innovative new sex education programme -REAL U- fills education gaps, new study shows

* Innovative new sex education programme fills education gap, new study shows * REAL U Programme developed by Foróige, Ireland’s leading youth organisation, delivered to more than 10,500 teenagers nationwide * HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme funds national roll out * Launch of REAL U research findings alongside HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme’s re-developed B4uDecide.ie website   […]