Our most important work is the direct provision of services to the survivors of rape, sexual assault and child sexual abuse. The services are confidential, free of charge, and provided by highly experienced professional staff.
#SurvivorSunday "Her case is extraordinary, not because sexual assault was even remotely uncommon in Rome back in 1612 (when the trial began), but rather because there was a trial at all, and one that provided a perfect scandal to be dissected by the gossips of her day. It is also extraordinary that a transcript of this too-notorious case survives, almost wholly intact, providing a rich tapestry of character assaults that continue to color our perceptions of the artist today."
Women have been fighting this fight for a long time. #Warriors
We need the Irish Press Council to introduce guidelines on reporting domestic abuse:
1. Accountability: Place responsibility solely on the killer, which means avoiding speculative “reasons” or “triggers”, or describing the murder as an uncharacteristic event. Homicides are usually underpinned by a longstanding sense of ownership, coercive control and possessive behaviours: they are not a random event.
2. Accuracy: Name the crime as domestic violence, instead of “tragedy” or “horror”,
3.Dignity: Avoid sensationalising language, invasive or graphic details that compromise the dignity of the dead woman or her surviving family members.
4.Equality: Avoid insensitive or trivialising language or images.
5. Images: Avoid using stock images that reinforce the myth that it’s only a physical crime.
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