Conclusions from 40th anniversary conference (2019)

07 November 2019

DRCC 2019 40-Conference-Conclusions Nov 2019
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Sexual violence in Ireland: Past, present & future

Issues and conclusions from Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s 40th anniversary conference

Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, 7 November 2019


To mark 40 years supporting survivors of sexual violence, the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) held a full-day conference on 7 November 2019 at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). Entitled ‘Sexual Violence in Ireland: Past, Present & Future’, the event aimed to reflect on the origin and role of the Rape Crisis Centre to date and to look at services seeking to prevent sexual violence and heal the harm it causes, as well as international obligations and accountability mechanisms. The event also looked forward, to reflect on society-wide strategies to combat sexual violence in Ireland. There were inputs from an wide array of people: service providers, educators, policy-makers and activists.