Press Release: UN Committee raises worries about Irish protection for victims of sexual and domestic violence

  Today, the Geneva based Committee Against Torture has issued its conclusions on how Ireland is complying with the UN Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Punishment. Amongst a range of issues covered, the report looked at the situation in Ireland of gender-based violence against women. The Committee states that it “remains....

Press Release: DRCC asks UN Committee to press government for speedier victim protection

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre asks UN Committee to press government for speedier victim protection  Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is asking the United Nations to look at Ireland’s slow progress in protecting victims of sexual violence when the Government attends a UN hearing in Geneva this week. In its submission to the UN Committee Against Torture,....

Press Release: DRCC urges Politicians to improve Victims of Crime Legislation

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre urges Politicians to improve Victims of Crime Legislation.  Dublin 16 May 2017 In advance of a meeting of the Oireachtas Select Committee on Justice and Equality which will take place tomorrow Wednesday 17 May 2017, Dublin Rape Crisis Centre called on politicians debating the Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill 2016....

Press Release: HRH Duchess of Cornwall Visits the DRCC – 12th May 2017

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall today visited Dublin Rape Crisis Centre to see how those working in the Centre and their colleagues help the victims of sexual violence On her visit, The Duchess of Cornwall met with staff and volunteers of the centre who operate the National 24-Hour Helpline (1800 77 8888) and who receive....

BodyRight Facilitator 4 day training

The DRCC invites appropriate professionals working with young people including Youthreach, youth work, residential care, and second level school staff to attend a training programme which will equip them to facilitate the DRCC BodyRight programme with young people   Thursday 15th, Friday 16th June and Thursday 29th and Friday 30th June, 2017   Venue: Dublin Rape Crisis....

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre highlights right to sexual consent on International Women’s Day (Wednesday 8 March)

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre highlights right to sexual consent on International Women’s Day (Wednesday 8 March) Statement by the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre To celebrate the launch of their action marking International Women’s Day 2017 on 8 March 2017, the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre announced that they would focus on the fact that women are....

Blog Post – A Proposal for St. Valentine’s Day by DRCC’s CEO Noeline Blackwell

A PROPOSAL FOR ST. VALENTINE’S DAY – blog post from Noeline Blackwell Tomorrow, 14 February 2017, the Tánaiste or her representative on behalf of the Department of Justice & Equality will make a proposal to our Senators of which all followers of St. Valentine must be proud. That proposal will be to pass legislation to....

PRESS RELEASE: Government urged to improve justice systems to help end rape and sexual violence.

In a submission made today to an expert Geneva-based UN Committee, the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has highlighted the low rate of reporting and prosecutions in cases of sexual violence. Centre CEO Noeline Blackwell said ‘Our submission shows that the rate of reporting sexual violence crimes may be as low as 8%. That should be....