Archive for November, 2011
rishtimes.com Wednesday, November 23, 2011,
Only 6 per cent of sexual violence reported to rape crisis centres in 2010 was perpetrated by strangers, according to a report released today.
The Rape Crisis Network National Statistics and Annual Report 2010 found a third of perpetrators were family members, a third were friends, acquaintances or neighbours and almost 12 per cent were authority figures. Less than one in ten were strangers.
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New data released by Rape Crisis Network Ireland indicates that the perpetrator is known to the survivor in nine out of 10 single incidents of rape or sexual violence. Sexual abuse of children by strangers is just 3 per cent. For full article please click here.
Mary met Kathryn Bolkovac at the book signing and special screening event of the film Whistleblower at the Cork Film Festival 2011.
Inspired by Kathryn Bolkovac story, Whitleblower is the story Kathy (Rachel Weisz) an American police officer who takes a job working as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Her expectations of helping to rebuild a devastated country are dashed when she uncovers a dangerous reality of corruption, cover-up and intrigue amid a world of private contractors and multinational diplomatic doubletalk.
A WOMAN has been jailed for four years after she sold a teenage girl to a man who paid €50 for sex with her.The 64 year old took his life three days after gardaí began investigating the case.
Remilekun Thomas, aged 39, of Fortlawn Park, Blanchardstown, admitted two charges of using a child for sexual exploitation in Dublin in May 2008.