Archive News 2014

Ruhama Christmas Newsletter 2014

13th December 2014
In this Christmas bumper edition, read about 'The Christmas Spirit of Giving'; Our 25th anniversary; A feature on our street outreach service; Police training; Updates on some major policy developments; Our Christmas Fundraising Appeal and much more.

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Ruhama Annual Report 2013

5th November 2014
Ruhama launches its Annual Report 2013 as the organisation marks 25 years providing services to women affected by prostitution.


Ruhama Autumn Newsletter

20th October 2014
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Clany's Craic: Why aren't we using our laws to combat human trafficking

30th July 2014
Irish Mirror by Paddy Clancy

'I have seen evidence of human trafficking - and we're not tackling it properly'

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Conviction for organised prostitution welcomed

29th July 2014
Catholic Ireland Net by Ann Marie Foley

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Man jailed for enabling prostitution in a Sligo hotel

28th July 2014
RTE News

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Garda crackdown on Galway races prostitution

25th July 2014
Connacht Tribune by Enda Cunningham

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Ruhama Newsletter Summer 2014

17th July 2014
In this edition, read about the REACH project, which is an exciting new initiative; raising awareness of human trafficking and reaching out to vulnerable women and girls. Get updates on the Turn Off the Red Light campaign and anti-trafficking work.

If you are thinking of volunteering, perhaps you might consider Ruhama - read one volunteer's experience of working with us.

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Castaway Romeo is low-life pimp

5th July 2014
Sunday World by Niamh O Connor
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Ireland exposed as sex traffic centre

21st June 201
Irish Examiner by Noel Baker
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Awarded €35K as dole docked after Prime Time expose

21st June 2014
Irish Daily Mail by Ali Bracken Crime Correspondent

A man who featured in an RTE Prime Time Investigation programme 'insinuating' that he was involved in prostitution has reached a settlement of €35,000 with the Department of Social Protection after a legal challenge.

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Drugs money to form part of GDP

31st May 2014
Irish Examiner by Vincent Ryan
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Make Ireland a Traffick-Free Zone

Modern Day Slavery - Raising Awareness Through Film
Ruhama and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions present a night of film and Q&A.

Date: Wednesday 14th May 2014
Time: Doors Open,  Film starts 6.30pm  Q& A,  Finish 8pm
Venue: Liberty Hall Theatre, 33 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

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Sarah Benson (CEO, Ruhama) talks to Noel McGuinness on Near FM about the work of Ruhama

11th April, 2014
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Ruhama Spring Newsletter

8th April 2014
In this edition, read about the fourteen women who recently graduated from our 'Shaping Your Future' course; also, Ruhama's work at the CSW58 in New York and policy developments at a European level, which urges countries to introduce legislation to curb demand in the sex trade.

We also have the breaking news of support for Lord Morrow's Bill today at the Northern Ireland Justice Committee.


MPs call for prostitution to be legalised, but demand tough new penalties on pimps

3rd March 2014
The Independent (UK) By Nigel Morris

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People-trafficking gang which was exposed by Sunday Mirror in Scotland Yard probe

2nd March 2014
Irish Sunday Mirror by Matthew Drake

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Prostitution should be classified as gender based violence, commitee told

26th February 2014
The classification of prostitution as gender based violence is fundamental to achieving an effective response to sexual violence, an Oireachtas committee was told today. 

Irish Times by Genevieve Carbery 

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Punish the client, not the prostitute

26th February 2014
Press Release from European Parliament: 
EU countries should reduce the demand for prostitution by punishing the clients, not the prostitutes, says Parliament in a non-binding resolution passed on Wednesday. It stresses that prostitution violates human dignity and human rights, whether it is forced or voluntary, and calls on member states to find exit strategies and alternative sources of income for women who want to leave prostitution. 

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MEP’s send out a Europe wide call to criminalise sex buyers in efforts to reduce prostitution and sex trafficking

26th February 2014
Ruhama Press Release:
Ruhama strongly welcomes the vote by the European Parliament today in favour of an EU resolution which aims to reduce the sexual exploitation of women, men and girls in the sex trade by criminalising the purchase of sexual services.

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Man involved in running two Dublin brothels using Chinese immigrant prostitutes jailed for two years

24th February 2014
Sunday World by Conor Gallagher

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Uncovered: Shocking investigation reveals sex trade in girls bought in Romania and sold as prostitutes in Ireland

23rd February 2014
Irish Sunday Mirror by Matthew Drake 

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PSNI scrap opposition to DUP bill aiming to criminalise sex buyers

21st February 2014
News Letter by Philip Bradfield

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Police U-turn on new vice Bill

21st February 2014
News Letter by Philip Bradfield

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41 potential human trafficking victims in Northern Ireland, figures show

18th February 2014
News Letter by Philip Bradfield

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Bought, used, humiliated and raped... woman tells MLAs of her life in sex trade

7th February 2014
Belfast Telegraph by Adrian Rutherford 

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Campaign group presses Government to act on trafficking and prostitution

6th February 2014
Irish Times by Dan Keenan

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Ex-prostitute in Stormont sex trade law appeal

6th February 2014
BBC News by Martina Purdy

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Woman trafficked into Ireland at 15 speaks of years of abuse in Temple Bar brothel

4th February 2014
Irish Independent by Aishling Phelan 

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Sex trade ‘was asked to join Amnesty and lobby internally’

4th February 2014
News Letter by Philip Bradfield

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Amnesty sex trade row

1st February 2014
News Letter by Philip Bradfield

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Dear Amnesty International, Legal Prostitution Harms Women

31st January, 2014
Huffington Post by Joy Smith MP


Stormont witnesses deny links to pimps

31st January, 2014
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Man let apartment be used as a brothel

27th January 2014
Irish Mirror by Jessica Magee

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Status quo could be safest place for 'working girls'

26th January 2014
Sunday Independent by Joanna Kiernan


RTE Prime Time - Debate on prostitution legislation

21st January, 2014
Debate on the proposed legislation to criminalise the purchase of sex in Ireland. Sarah Benson, CEO of Ruhama argues in favour of this legislation.

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