Sexual violence

Ireland’s slow progress in protecting victims of sexual violence will be raised at a United Nations’ hearing in Geneva this week.

No plans for full time sexual assault unit in Mid-West say HSE

The HSE said it has no immediate plans to establish a full time Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) for victims of sexual assault or rape in the mid west region, despite renewed calls for one to be set up in Limerick to replace a decade old "out of hours" service, writes David Raleigh.

Student allegedly tried to cut off man's penis after he tried to rape her

A 23-year-old law student from Thiruvananthapuram, India, has been hailed as "courageous" for attacking her long-time sexual abuserand trying to cut his penis off.

New laws aim to provide greater protection against grooming and child pornography

Legislation providing stronger protection for children against grooming and child pornography has become law.