Letter: Consent Education to prevent sexual violence

Consent Education to prevent sexual violence We welcome Trinity College Student Union’s initiative to propose mandatory consent classes to first year students. There is well developed evidence behind this initiative which recognises that consent education is critical to preventing sexual violence. Working with the Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI), USI first made the inclusion of […]

Letter: Rape Crisis Network Ireland

Rape Crisis Network Ireland Sir, – In “‘Very serious mistakes’ in State’s sexual violence strategy” (June 9th), you reported Tusla’s comment on the Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) national data, knowledge and information system that “the data collection techniques employed by RCNI were not of the requisite standard”. This statement is untrue. We thank The […]

Opinion: Funding cut will erode service for victims of sexual violence

Funding cut will erode service for victims of sexual violence Sexual violence is highly prevalent across Ireland. One in five girls and one in six boys experience contact sexual abuse and one in 10 women are raped within their life time (SAVI 2002). In short, sexual violence is one of the most critical issues a […]

Opinion: State has job to do and Tusla is not the answer

State has job to do and Tusla is not the answer SEXUAL violence is highly prevalent across Ireland. One in five girls and one in six boys experience contact sexual abuse and one in 10 women are raped. Given its systemic and gendered nature, sexual violence is recognised as a life-limiting discrimination under which all […]

RCNI Event – Sexual Violence: The State we’re in – June 9th, RIA, Dublin

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) cordially invite you to the presentation and launch of  Sexual Violence: The State we’re in The RCNI National Rape Crisis Statistics Report 2014 and  analysis of State capacity to progressively respond to sexual violence   RCNI’s unique data and knowledge information system, which is used in the collection of information from survivors attending RCCs in Ireland, is […]

RCNI New Fund it Campaign is Now Live! Help us make history.

RCNI is delighted to announce that our first Fund it campaign is now live. Rape Crisis Network Ireland turns 30 this year and to celebrate this milestone we would like to create a comprehensive audio and video account of our history. We want to capture the story of how and why the RCNI came to […]