Senator Ivana Bacik:
said it was sad that educated young people who suffer sexual violence should feel such reluctance to report the incidents. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The findings of a survey on the incidence of sexual harassment, stalking, violence and assault make for “chilling reading”, Senator Ivana Bacik has sa(...)

Among the main findings are the facts that 16 per cent of respondents experienced some form of unwanted sexual experience while at their current educational institution and the confirmation that the largest proportion of victims of unwanted sexual experiences identified the perpetrators as being acquaintances.

Some 16 per cent of students in the Republic report instances of sexual harassment, stalking, violence or sexual assault, a survey shows.While just 3 (...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter said rape and sexual assault were ’abhorrences that blight our country’   Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre received more than 9,000 counselling calls last year, with a 23 per cent increase in first-time callers. The cent(...)

Women’s groups on a march to  the Dáil to protest about the trivilialisation of rape. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

According to the organisation’s annual report for 2011, the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre received almost 12,000 calls to its national 24-hour helpline du(...)

A  mass card displaying a portrait of Jill Meagher during a memorial mass in St Peters Catholic church in Drogheda last October 5. Photograph: Getty

Relatives and and friends of murdered Drogheda woman Jill Meagher are to take part in a fundraising run for the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (RCC)(...)

Abuse victims Pictured at the launch of the ANU campaign to raise awearness of sex abuse in Ireland at the Candem Hotel today. From left are the Kavanagh sisters Joyce, June and Paula, Cynthia Owen and Fiona Doyle. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A new campaign is hoping to make it easier for survivors of sexual abuse to tell their story, while restructuring how the justice system deals(...)

Fiona Doyle speaking to the media in January after her father, Patrick O'Brien, who was convicted of raping and sexually assaulting her, had his bail rescinded. She will be one of the speakers at the ANU Campaign conference on Saturday in Dublin.  Photograph: Alan Betson

A campaign aiming to create a public forum to address the issue of sexual abuse in Ireland will be launched this weekend. The (...)

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