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 […]

RCNI Information Seminar: Sexual Offences – What’s new?

Sexual Offences – What’s New? RCNI are to hold an information seminar on selected topics from the General Scheme of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill, which will take place on Thursday, April 23rd 2015, from 10.00 to 13.15 at Buswells Hotel, Dublin 2 Expert Speakers will cover: –         Grooming and other new sexual offences against children; –         Child […]

Public information seminar on the General Scheme of the forthcoming Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015

On April 23rd Rape Crisis Network Ireland are holding an event: A public information seminar on the General Scheme of the forthcoming Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015 The Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill is an extensive and ambitious piece of legislation. If you are working in areas of crime, victim support, sex offender management […]

Out of Control Shaming: an RCNI reply to criticism of our call for victim blaming ad to be removed

For Shame Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) made a public statement about the messaging in a Stop Out-of-Control Drinking campaign’s rolemodels ad, which we found shocking and unhelpful in terms of issues around sexual violence. Since then those opposing our viewpoint have not only said we are mistaken in our interpretation of the messaging, that […]

There are no shades of grey around sexual consent

There are no shades of grey around sexual consent Yes, Fifty Shades of Grey is just fantasy – but inexperienced young people are vulnerable to the mixed signals presented in this big screen blockbuster. RAPE IS WRONG. No question. But consent? Well, there are all sorts of shades of grey, right? Not only do we get […]

Making choice to seek help is a big decision – 80% of sexual violence cases go unreported

About 80% of all survivors of sexual violence do not report to the gardaí. A damning figure which the Government and stakeholders such as ourselves are working to improve. To do so the question we must answer is why are such significant numbers of survivors making this choice? Survivors are women, men, and children from […]