Launch of DRCC Annual Report 2020

08 September 2021

Recording of the launch of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre's Annual Report and Statistical Supplement for 2020 by Minister Josepha Madigan on 7 September 2021.

DRCC Chairperson Ann Marie Gill welcomed attendees and talked about the year that had been, followed Minister Madigan launching the report and talking about sexual violence in terms of impact and societal response needed.

DRCC staff then talked about how the pandemic affected those we support, as well as work we do to prevent sexual violence and improve systems for victims/survivors: National Helpline Manager Michelle Grehan, Head of Clinical Services Angela McCarthy and Policy Manager Shirley Scott.

CEO Noeline Blackwell summarised 2020 and looked forward to ongoing work especially around improving awareness of consent in Irish society. The event concluded with a new animation resource on ‘Stepping Stones to Consent’ introduced by Grainne Henry, a member of DRCC’s Youth Advisory Panel which helped produce the video.

Thanks to Catherine White for ISL interpretation and Tom Duke for producing the online launch.

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