Let’s stop excusing sexual harassment and sexual violence.
All this week on Newstalk, we’re supporting the Government of Ireland’s No Excuses campaign. We’ll be challenging what we think we know about sexual harassment and sexual violence and learning about consent, myths, and why we need to stop making excuses.
Noeline Blackwell, CEO of The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, shares her views on the progress of consent.
Enough is enough
Ciara chat to listeners on their thoughts and experiences of sexual harassment.
What should you do if you witness an act of sexual harassment?
Executive Director of the Rape Crisis Network Clíona Saidléar joined Kieran Cuddihy in studio to discuss just what exactly you should do if you were ever to witness an act of sexual harassment.
Let’s stop excusing sexual harassment and sexual violence. Learn more at Gov.ie/NoExcuses or in an emergency, call 999.
"Leaving does not always end the abuse."
When we hear the words ‘rape’ or ‘sexual assault’ many of us think of a woman being attacked in a dark alley late at night but for many people sexual abuse can happen behind closed doors within the context of a relationship.
On this evening's Hard Shoulder Ivan discussed leaving a relationship that has become sexually abusive. Sarah Benson CEO of Women's Aid and Anne Keohoe Clinical Psychologist and member of the Psychological Society of Ireland were in studio to discuss.
No Excuses: Examining violence against men
Owen Connolly, chair of AnyMan, support serviced for men, joined Sean to talk about violence against men and why more women report sexual abuse compared to men.
If you have been affected by what you heard please call AnyMan on 01-5543811 or call 999
Brave stories of men and women escaping sexual violence and sexual harassment
Newstalk reporter Aideen Finnegan hears the brave stories of men and women escaping sexual violence and sexual harassment.
Why are sex crimes on the rise in Ireland?
On Between the Lines, Andrea Gilligan was joined in studio by a number of experts to discuss the issue of sexual harassment and sexual violence, and find out why sex crimes are on the rise in Ireland. On the panel:
- Noeline Blackwell, Chief Executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre
- Dr. Maeve Eogan, who is a Consultant Obstetrician and the National Lead for Sex Assault Treatment Services right across Ireland
- Katie Dawson, a barrister specialising in family & childcare law
Dominique Meehan: "I'm fighting all the time to just be normal"
Four years ago, Dominique Meehan was raped at a gaming conference in Blanchardstown in Dublin.
In 2017 Keith Hearne with an address in Tallaght received a 12 year sentence for rape and false imprisonment.
Dominique joined Susan to tell her story, talk about the dark days and how she’s determined not to give up.