By Áine Kenny The Galway Rape Crisis Centre has said that around 50 students from Galway came forward and reported being sexually assaulted or raped in the past six months alone. Cathy Connolly, executive director of the Galway Rape Crisis Centre, told SIN that they were particularly busy in the past week. “A person might be raped today, and they wait a year or more to … [Read more...] about Over 50 Galway students report being sexually assaulted in past six months
USI's 2018 Congress saw hundreds of policy motions voted on last week- on everything from mental health to union policies to repealing the 8th amendment. The most notable debates over the four days included equality for transgender and non-binary students, the Palestinian conflict and the upcoming referendum on the 8th amendment. Lines of students gathered at opposite sides of … [Read more...] about Students vote to stand together against sexual violence at USI Congress 2018
Day Three of Congress Thursday April 5 went at a slower pace compared to the long day of motions the previous day. National and international affairs were discussed as were constitutional amendments. Any undiscussed motions from the previous two days were also voted on and a debate took place on EU refugee quotas between delegates from DIT Students' Union and Maynooth Students' … [Read more...] about USI Congress 2018: Day Three
On February 6, the ‘Ask for Angela’ campaign started working with nightclubs and pubs in Cork city to help people who feel at risk while out socialising. The initiative aims to combat harassment and sexual assault. “With the increase in online dating, we want to help create an extra feeling of security and offer a helping hand to those who may need it,” said Cork Vintners … [Read more...] about What does ‘Ask for Angela’ say about society and sexual assault?
Documentary entitled The Hunting Ground exposes levels of sexual assault on US campuses. … [Read more...] about Campus Sexual Assault among US university students: are there European parallels?