Independently monitoring State’s response to sexual violence is a must

Recently we were reminded, yet again, that institutions require independent monitoring if vulnerable people and their interests are to be protected. The review by Dr Geoffrey Shannon SC into St John’s Ambulance published in March found that there had been a ‘significant degree of organisational awareness’ of threats to child safety and a failure to […]

The irrefutable reality is that sexual violence is horrifyingly normal and we need to act

Wednesday’s launch of the Central Statistics Office Sexual Violence Survey is not just yet more data on sexual violence, rather, it is the data that all other data into the future will be measured against. This is prevalence data, undertaken as part of the suite of official statistics of the State. This is the evidence on who […]

RCNI Recruitment: Legal Policy and Support Manager

APPLICATIONS CLOSED Rape Crisis Network Ireland is recruiting for a Legal Policy and Support Manager The RCNI Legal Policy and Support manager 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 […]

Digital opportunities for women starts with safety  

This year the UN Women theme for International Women’s Day is focused on the digital world and its opportunities for gender equality. No matter where we are, how privileged or how poor, digital technology has transformed our lives: while there are undoubtedly many benefits to global communication and interconnectedness this technology has also upended previously-held […]

CSO Take Step Forward in Deepening Our Understanding of Sexual Violence Crime  

The Central Statistics Office this week published statistics on sexual crime reported by the Gardai from the second half of 2021 onwards that examines the nature of the relationship between the victim and reported suspect for the first time ever. This data proves to be a valuable addition to our knowledge base as the more […]

Rape Crisis Network Ireland Calls For Action To Aid A Sector in Crisis

On 27 September the Government will publish its 2023 Budget. Rape Crisis Network Ireland is calling for an investment in the Rape Crisis sector so that survivors can access supports they need in a timely, straightforward manner and avail of them in a comforting and nurturing environment. We ask that through a combination of funding and […]