Archive for June, 2011
The Irish Times - Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Victim Impact Statement: I WAS raped on the 9th of March 2010. This is a date I’ll never forget as long as I live. It is the day my whole life was turned upside down . . .
To read the full article please click here.
The Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) 2011was realeased by US State Dept. They have placed Ireland in Tier 1 because it has reached the minimum standards and you can read their assessment of Ireland in pages 198 - 200.
Secretary Clinton (June 27): “Every year, we come together to release this report, to take stock of our progress, to make suggestions, and to refine our methods. Today, we are releasing a new report that ranks 184 countries, including our own. One of the innovations when I became Secretary was we were going to also analyze and rank ourselves, because I don’t think it’s fair for us to rank others if we don’t look hard at who we are and what we’re doing. This report is the product of a collaborative process that involves ambassadors and embassies and NGOs as well as our team here in Washington. And it really does give us a snapshot about what’s happening. It shows us where political will and political leadership are making a difference.”
To read the full report please click here
Friday Jun 10 2011
Earlier this year a Canadian policeman made a stupid comment to a group of university students. “I’m not supposed to say this,” said constable Michael Sanguinetti during a lecture on personal safety. “However, women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimised.” Please click here to read more.
Irish Independent Friday June 03 2011
Children have been going missing from State care and ending up working as sex slaves in brothels for at least three years, leaked US embassy cables reveal. To read full article please click here.