By Martha Brennan Following the news that the IRFU would provide mandatory consent classes to all professional players, Cliona Sadlier of the Rape Crisis Network told The Irish Independent; “You need a whole hierarchy to take responsibility, it has to go all the way up and down; you can’t just land it on the players because they are just products of that system.” Sadlier … [Read more...] about Should Irish universities follow the IRFU’s lead and provide consent classes for college athletes?
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
Doctoral Researcher at NUI Galway School of Psychology and Consent Programme facilitator Elaine Byrnes has welcomed the move by Education Minister Richard Bruton to review Relationship and Sexual Education (RSE) in Irish second-level schools. Ms Byrnes told SIN her experience piloting a six-week module to TY students in colleague Richie Sadlier’s alma mater has indicated … [Read more...] about ‘It transcends gender’ – NUI Galway researcher welcomes consent education overhaul
Please read this book. Every woman and every man whether you think you understand consent or not should give it a try. Louise O’Neill painstakingly conveys the culture of victim-blaming, social media and the stigma surrounding sexual assault. The novel follows an eighteen-year-old girl who is raped, pictures of which are published online spurring on disgust and a “She was … [Read more...] about SIN Book Club Review: Asking For It by Louise O’Neill
The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) last week praised third level institutes across Ireland for introducing consent classes for students, with which the main aim is to normalise speech around consent and encourage people to know their rights around bodily autonomy. As USI launches their 2016 Sexual Health and Guidance (SHAG) week, they are encouraging more colleges across … [Read more...] about USI praise Irish universities for continuation of consent education