11 December 2020
The Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) are having a data launch on December 16, presenting their 2019 data from across their nationwide Rape Crisis Centres (RCCs). Notably, Minister for Justice Helen McEntee will be launching this survivor evidence.
There will be several well versed speakers on the day dissecting the data, including Detective Chief Superintendent Declan Daly (Garda National Protective Services Bureau), Dr. Marceline Naudi (President, Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO), and Dr. Clíona Saidléar (RCNI Executive Director).
The December 16 event will illuminate what survivors of sexual violence told the RCNI and asked of them in 2019. The data was and collated across a sample of seven Rape Crisis Centres throughout the country.
It is a particularly poignant time for the RCNI, with the government set to ‘radically overhaul how we respond to sexual violence with the Government audit of its infrastructure responding to sexual and domestic violence in April 2021.
RCNI state that ‘their ambition is that survivors’ voices driving this transformation will establish Ireland as best in Europe’ when reviewed under the Istanbul Convention by GREVIO in February 2022.
To register for this free event visit this link. The RCNI are the representative body for RCCs across the nation. The role includes the development and coordination of national projects including expert data collection, supporting RCCs to reach best practice standards, and using their expertise to influence national policy and social change.
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