RCNI Statement on Council of Europe’s Dublin Declaration

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) commends the leadership of the Irish Minister for Justice, Ms Helen McEntee, in setting before her colleagues in the Council of Europe the Dublin Declaration on Domestic Sexual and Gender-based violence. We believe the shared vision and commitment here will enhance our work across Europe in ending domestic and sexual violence.

In particular, RCNI welcomes the Declaration’s commitment to survivor-centred approaches that adhere to the standards of the Istanbul Convention and the need for governments to work in partnership with their women’s rights NGOs that work and specialise in supporting victims of these crimes and that seek out solutions and best practice.