'It’s not your fault': Consent campaign targets college students ahead of Fresher's Week

'It’s not your fault': Consent campaign targets college students ahead of Fresher's Week

A consent campaign has been launched in Cork city targeting third level students - especially those on their first week in college.

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327 court cases involving sexual defilement of a child in the past decade

327 court cases involving sexual defilement of a child in the past decade

According to details released under the Freedom of Information Act, 22 cases have been directed to go to court this year.

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Viewing porn does not cause sexual aggressiveness in teenage boys, Irish study finds

Viewing porn does not cause sexual aggressiveness in teenage boys, Irish study finds

A new Irish-led study of teenage boys has found that while viewing porn does not cause sexual aggressiveness, those who said they are sexually aggressive are more likely to have watched a lot of pornographic material.

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Cork Sexual Violence Centre seeing more women assaulted while on holiday

Cork Sexual Violence Centre seeing more women assaulted while on holiday

"Every year we would have come across young women who were raped on holiday."

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Siblings of children who experienced sexual abuse to be part of study

Siblings of children who experienced sexual abuse to be part of study

Brothers and sisters of children who experienced child sexual abuse are to be part of a ground-breaking national study by academics.

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Approximately 75% of 417 sex offenders in Irish prisons 'unsuitable' for rehabilitation programme

Approximately 75% of 417 sex offenders in Irish prisons 'unsuitable' for rehabilitation programme

The Irish Prison Service (IPS) has confirmed that there have been 55 sex offenders jailed for the first five months of this year.

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Brazilian footballer Neymar meets with police over rape claim

Brazilian footballer Neymar meets with police over rape claim

The player came from his mansion in the city of Mangaratiba, outside Rio de Janeiro.

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Director Bryan Singer reaches settlement over rape claim

Director Bryan Singer reaches settlement over rape claim

Mr Sanchez-Guzman sued Singer in King County Superior Court in 2017.

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Gardaí investigating alleged sexual assault of boy at Westmeath school

Gardaí investigating alleged sexual assault of boy at Westmeath school

Gardaí are investigating an alleged sexual assault on a boy at a school in Westmeath.

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Sexual offence case reform to be considered by Law Reform Commission

Sexual offence case reform to be considered by Law Reform Commission

The State’s expert legal body is to examine the law regarding the inclusion of victims’ sexual history in trials and the high attrition rate in sexual offences cases.

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Accounts of Martin Luther King’s misconduct are loosely supported

Accounts of Martin Luther King’s misconduct are loosely supported

When a Pulitzer prizewinning biographer produces evidence that one of the most admired men in history colluded in and even applauded a rape, it’s to be expected that the story will land on the front page of a major mainstream newspaper and create an international firestorm.

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Rape myths like 'stranger danger' challenged by global drug survey

Rape myths like 'stranger danger' challenged by global drug survey

Many of the beliefs people hold about rape are downright wrong, write Alex Aldridge and Adam Winstock.

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A rape trial shouldn’t spell a second trauma

A rape trial shouldn’t spell a second trauma

Reporting sexual violence and going through a criminal trial is arduous and challenging for many survivors and the system needs a major overhaul, writes Caroline Counihan.

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Major broadcasting campaign aimed at tackling sexual violence launched

Major broadcasting campaign aimed at tackling sexual violence launched

The national No Excuses campaign will run for three years.

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Gardaí investigate reports of sexual assault in Clare

Gardaí investigate reports of sexual assault in Clare

An investigation has been launched following reports of an alleged sexual assault on a young woman in Co. Clare.

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Many victims of serious crimes during childhood wait years to report offences

Many victims of serious crimes during childhood wait years to report offences

One-quarter of sexual assaults reported to gardaí last year related to incidents that happened more than a decade ago.

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Sexual violence survey delayed as jobs unfilled

Sexual violence survey delayed as jobs unfilled

Difficulties filling up to 75 posts in the Central Statistics Office (CSO) are impacting on plans for a new national sexual violence survey, which is not due to commence until 2021.

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More funding on the way for sexual assault treatment units

More funding on the way for sexual assault treatment units

The number of forensic nurse examiners will double and they will now be able to travel to patients if necessary.

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I often wonder why people find it so difficult to believe how prevalent sexual violence is

I often wonder why people find it so difficult to believe how prevalent sexual violence is

THIS week, I watched Leaving Neverland, the documentary about James Safechuck and Wade Robson, who allege that when they were children they were sexually molested by Michael Jackson. The film is four hours long and contains deeply disturbing and specific details of sexual abuse; the similarities of the men’s stories, of how they and their families were groomed, are chilling.

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New study to examine impact of abuse on family relationships

New study to examine impact of abuse on family relationships

The aim is to identify the support needs of siblings in the aftermath of disclosure of child sexual abuse.

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Stricter penalties for sex offenders pass all stages of the Oireachtas

Stricter penalties for sex offenders pass all stages of the Oireachtas

Draft laws introducing minimum sentences for repeat sex offenders have passed all stages of the Oireachtas

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It’s time to fire the three monkeys: Silence is still an engine of subjugation

It’s time to fire the three monkeys: Silence is still an engine of subjugation

The three-monkeys principle — see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil — was, in the areas of physical or sexual abuse, close enough to convention for many generations. Its application, however, was uneven.

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Vatican magazine denounces sexual abuse of nuns by priests

Vatican magazine denounces sexual abuse of nuns by priests

The Vatican's women's magazine has denounced the sexual abuse of nuns by priests, and the resulting "scandal" of religious sisters having abortions or giving birth to children who are then not recognised by their fathers.

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Catholic dioceses in Texas release names of priests and clergy accused of sexual abuse

Catholic dioceses in Texas release names of priests and clergy accused of sexual abuse

Every Catholic diocese in Texas has released the names of priests, deacons and other clergy members accused of sexually abusing children.

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Justice Minister defends time frame of sexual violence study

Justice Minister defends time frame of sexual violence study

Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan has defended the length of time it will take for the completion of the new National Sexual Violence Prevalence Study.

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Study on sexual violence to be carried out every ten years under new agreement

Study on sexual violence to be carried out every ten years under new agreement

A national survey on the prevalence of sexual violence in Ireland will be carried out every ten years after an agreement was signed between the Department of Justice and Equality and the Central Statistics Office (CSO) today.

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Gardaí release man without charge in connection with alleged sexual assault in Dublin

Gardaí release man without charge in connection with alleged sexual assault in Dublin

Gardaí have arrested a man in his 30s in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a woman in Dublin in the early hours of December 9, 2018.

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Probation Service and Rape Crisis Network back draft sex-offender laws

Probation Service and Rape Crisis Network back draft sex-offender laws

The Probation Service and Rape Crisis Network Ireland have backed draft laws regarding the disclosure of information, electronic tagging and restricting foreign travels of convicted sex offenders.

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Groups concerned at long timeframe for sexual violence report

Groups concerned at long timeframe for sexual violence report

Concerns have been expressed about the length of time it will take to conduct and publish the long-awaited new study on sexual violence in Ireland.

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State to carry out major study into sexual violence

State to carry out major study into sexual violence

The second Sexual Assault and Violence in Ireland survey will take five years to complete and will interview 5,000 people on their experiences.

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Govt commissions report into sexual violence to be completed in two years

Govt commissions report into sexual violence to be completed in two years

The Government has confirmed plans to commission a second SAVI report into sexual violence.

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Proposals on an updated sexual violence report to be brought to Cabinet

Proposals on an updated sexual violence report to be brought to Cabinet

Recommendations on updating the data on incidents of sexual abuse will be brought to Cabinet "in a matter of weeks", according to the Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan.

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Here's the truth about false accusations of sexual violence

Here's the truth about false accusations of sexual violence

Why didn’t these women speak up sooner? This was asked time and time again during the recent public furore around sexual harassment, violence and abuse, writes Lisa Lazard.

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More sex and hate crimes reported, garda figures show

More sex and hate crimes reported, garda figures show

Recorded assaults have increased significantly and detection rates for them have fallen, garda figures show.

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Rape: Why not believe the woman?

Rape: Why not believe the woman?

The Law Reform Commission suggests the emphasis for consent should be shifted onto the man - where he would be expected to actively seek consent rather than the woman be required to give it, writes Mary Morrissy

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Government expected to stall Bill preventing sex offenders from leaving the country

Government expected to stall Bill preventing sex offenders from leaving the country

The Government is expected to stall a Bill which would stop sex offenders travelling abroad.

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Government set to carry out first national sexual violence report in 15 years

Government set to carry out first national sexual violence report in 15 years

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan is to bring a proposal to Cabinet in the next two weeks on a second national study on sexual violence.

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Indian protesters seek end to sexual violence against women

Indian protesters seek end to sexual violence against women

Thousands of people have protested across India to seek an end to sexual violence against women, which has been on the rise in the country.

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Juveniles committed 45% of sex offences in 2016

Juveniles committed 45% of sex offences in 2016

Juvenile offenders were responsible for almost half of all sexual offences recorded by gardaí in 2016.

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Hundreds of teens in Denmark facing charges after sharing explicit videos of 15-year-olds

Hundreds of teens in Denmark facing charges after sharing explicit videos of 15-year-olds

Hundreds of teenagers in Denmark are facing the prospect of criminal charges in connection with spreading explicit sexual material of minors.

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Stallone spokeswoman denies allegations he and bodyguard sexually assaulted 16-year-old

Stallone spokeswoman denies allegations he and bodyguard sexually assaulted 16-year-old

Sylvester Stallone has denied reports that he was accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in Las Vegas in the 1980s.

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Calls for research to overcome ‘antiquated data’ in combating sexual violence

Calls for research to overcome ‘antiquated data’ in combating sexual violence

“The trouble is we have been trying to identify how best to combat sexual violence without modern data. It’s not even that it’s not up to date; it’s just antiquated.”

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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New initiative to help victims of sexual assault in colleges

New initiative to help victims of sexual assault in colleges

A new initiative to help victims of sexual assault is being launched at colleges around the country today.

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