Breaking the Silence: Terminology Guidelines for Data Collection Sexual Violence Against Children

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Rape Crisis Network Ireland Annual Statistics Report 2020

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Storm and Stress: An Exploration of Sexual Harassment Amongst Adolescents 2021

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Together with Survivors: Rape Crisis Adaption and Transformation during Lockdown

The data in this report is a snapshot of Rape Crisis Centre services during the Covid-19 pandemic period of the 1 March to 30 June 2020.

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RCNI Rape Crisis Statistics 2019

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Rape and Justice in Ireland

Rape and Justice in Ireland, a groundbreaking book published in 2009 and commissioned by the Rape Crisis Network Ireland, is the result of a four year independent research study into the process of prosecuting rape cases in Ireland.

This book is an important advance in our understanding of the reasons why so many rape cases are lost from the system during their progress from incident to reporting, to final court hearing, resulting in very low conviction rates for rape in Ireland. The book also offers a unique insight into the Irish justice system, as the authors were granted unprecedented access to the files of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the courts and the direct experiences of survivors of rape.

The key findings of this research expose the nature of the factors at play in navigating a rape case through the justice system. It shows how the quality of social and official support for survivors is vitally important in order to progress a case, and that survivors as well as officials tend to think and act in terms of “real rape” scenarios to the disadvantage of the majority of cases that do not fit those criteria. It also explores the factors that influence the DPP’s decision to prosecute and those put forward in successful and unsuccessful court cases.

Rape and Justice in Ireland concludes with recommendations for comprehensive reform of the justice system to lead to more effective prosecution of rape cases, and concrete suggestions to help in the prevention of the crime. This is an important and pioneering book.

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RCNI Hearing Every Voice – Towards a New Strategy on Vulnerable Witnesses in Legal Proceedings 2018 Report

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2013

Older Women and Sexual violence: Recognising and Supporting Survivors

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Rape Crisis Centre Governance Resource Pack
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Rape, Pregnancy, Abortion – RCNI Release New Figures
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2012

Alcohol and Sexual Violence Fact Sheet 9: Rape, Alcohol Consumption and Human Rights
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RCNI Statistical Report on Crimes of Child Sexual Violence
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Alcohol and Sexual Violence: ICSoR Panel Review
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Alcohol and Sexual Violence Fact Sheet 8: Growing a Body of Evidence
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Alcohol and Sexual Violence Fact Sheet 6: Alcohol as a Date-Rape Drug
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Alcohol and Sexual Violence Fact Sheet 5: Alcohol, Youth and Sexual Violence
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Alcohol and Sexual Violence Fact Sheet 4: Alcohol Consumption and Victim Blaming
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Alcohol and Sexual Violence Fact Sheet 3: Sex Related Alcohol Expectancies and Sexual Violence
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Alcohol and Sexual Violence Fact Sheet 2: Alcohol consumption and the relationship between Perpetrator and Victim in Irish rape cases
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Alcohol and Sexual Violence

Fact Sheet 1: The extent of the problem in Ireland
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RCNI Fact Sheet on Sexual Violence and Older Women in Ireland
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RCNI Fact Sheet on the outcomes of pregnancy resulting from rape
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2011

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What does the research and data tell us about male victims of rape in an Irish context?
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2007

RCNI Comparative Analysis of Political Party Manifestoes, Election 2007
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