Ruhama strongly welcomes legislation to criminalise the sex buyer
Posted on 16 September 2015
Ruhama strongly welcomes legislation to criminalise the sex buyer, but expresses concern that the Sexual Offences Bill 2015 is lacking in its intention to protect those most vulnerable in prostitution.
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New Poll outlines public perceptions of trafficking in the sex trade
Posted on 22 April 2015
A Red C poll was presented today at the launch of a campaign on prostitution and sex trafficking aimed at men and boys. ‘Prostitution -We Don’t Buy It’ is the first all-island campaign asking men and boys to make a stand against prostitution and sex trafficking.
This poll provides new information about attitudes and behaviors among Irish men and women on the purchase of sex. This poll differs from some others in that it outlines the views of ordinary members of the public; other polls have focused on the views of the minority who do purchase sex.
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Ruhama Launches New Outreach Van to Support the Ongoing Assistance to Women Involved in Street Prostitution
Posted on 30 March 2015
Ruhama today launched a new Outreach Van, for its work with women involved in streetbased prostitution. This is the 5th specially equipped van Ruhama has purchased over its 26 years. The van facilitates the provision of a street outreach service to women, in Dublin’s ‘red light’ district.
The purpose of the van is to initiate contact with this marginalised group of women. The back of the van is specially adapted to create a safe space for women to sit inside, avail of a hot drink and talk to Ruhama workers. The van also offers health and safety support to women.
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Ireland failing victims of sex-trafficking - Frontline organisations outline failings in submission to European Commission
Posted on 16 March 2015
Joint Statement by Doras Luimní, the Immigrant Council of Ireland and Ruhama:
Ireland is failing victims of human trafficking across a range of areas according to a submission to the European Commission by three frontline agencies.
The submission highlights the prevalence of trafficking for sexual exploitation, the ongoing failure to identify, protect and support victims and calls for the appointment of a National Rapporteur.
Doras Luimní, the Immigrant Council of Ireland and Ruhama were invited to give their views to the Commission as part of a review of the measures in place to combat traffickingIreland failing victims of sex trafficking
Submission to 2015 EC re NREM by Irish CSO members of the EU AT Platfrom
Ruhama Press Release: Ruhama has assisted 2,500 women over 25 years
Posted on 05 November 2014
Ruhama launches its 2013 Annual Report today, as the organisation marks 25 years of providing frontline services to women affected by prostitution and trafficking. (Launch at 10am today in Alexander Hotel Dublin).Ruhama - 2500 women over 25 years
Annual Report 2013
Northern Ireland votes to hold sex buyers to account in new legislation
Posted on 20 October 2014
Ruhama welcomes the landmark vote tonight in Northern Ireland, which will make the purchase of sexual services a criminal offence – while decriminalising those in prostitution. The vote was won by an overwhelming 81 to 10.Northern Ireland Vote Press Release