Archive for June, 2010
Mary Harney TD, Minister for Health & Children yesterday (April 19th 2010) launched the 2009 Annual Report of the National Sexual Assault Treatment Units.Currently there are 6 Sexual Assault Treatment Units (SATUs) located around the country located at The Rotunda Hospital (Dublin), South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital (Cork), Waterford Regional Hospital, Midlands Hospital (Mullingar), Galway and Letterkenny.
This strategy is a statement of Government priority actions to address domestic, sexual and gender-based violence in Ireland in the five-year period from early 2010 to the end of 2014. The Government is concerned at the consistent prevalence and the high level of non-disclosure or non-reporting of incidences of domestic, sexual and genderbased violence. The strategy sets out a plan for ‘whole-of-government’ action for a more effective system to prevent these types of violence. Six government departments, their agencies and up to 100 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are involved in work relevant to the prevention and alleviation of abuse. The strategy aims to provide a strong framework for sustainable intervention to prevent and effectively respond to domestic, sexual and gender-based violence.