Friday, November 24, 2017

Sexual Violence

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

In June 2011 the National Disability Authority commissioned Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) to undertake research on sexual violence and disability. This research aims to inform policy on providing appropriate disclosure support and abuse monitoring data systems to people with disabilities who are subjected to sexual violence...

NATIONAL STRATEGY ON DOMESTIC, SEXUAL AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

The National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender–based Violence, for the five-year period 2010–2014, was launched by the Minister for Justice and Law Reform, Mr Dermot Ahern TD, earlier this year. The strategy was produced by Cosc—the National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence, which was established by the government in June 2007. Cosc has a...

Sexual Abuse: the myths and the reality

There have been many myths over the centuries relating to the sexuality of people with intellectual disabilities. The image has varied from the asexual ‘holy innocent’, to the uncontrolled hyper-sexual predator. It seems that each generation has invented and re-invented these various myths. In researching the area of sexual abuse and people with intellectual disabilities, we found evidence that challenges...