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The National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence.

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Welcome to this section of our website where you will find information on our latest news such as events, latest research, funding programmes and other information of interest to those working in the fields of domestic, sexual and gender-based violence.

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30/12/2010 An Garda Síochána "Policy on Domestic Violence and "Policy on the investigation of Sexual Crime, Crimes against Children and Child Welfare"
The Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Investigation Unit of an Garda Síochána is pleased to announce that the Garda Commissioner has recently published copies of the Garda Policies on "Policy on Domestic Violence" and "Policy on the investigation of Sexual Crime, Crimes against Children and Child Welfare" on the Garda Website (www.garda.ie). Click here for more information

20/12/2010 Research at Cosc
Cosc's Research Unit is in the process of finalising its 2011 Programme of research work in relation to domestic, sexual and gender-based violence. Click here for more information

20/12/2010 Second Progress Report on National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence 2010-2014
2nd Progress Report on the National Strategy on DV, SV and Gender-based Violence. CLick here for more information

20/12/2010 Daphne lll
The EC Recently announced the allocation of Daphne lll Action Grants under the 2010 call for proposals. Click here for more information

26/11/2010 Brussels Declaration :Towards a Coherent, Effective, and Global European Policy to Combat Violence Against Women
On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, a new Brussels Declaration on Violence Against Women was adopted by participants at a special Summit of EU Women Ministers in Brussels on the 25th of November 2010. Click here for more details

20/10/2010 Commission for the Support of Victims of Crime - Application for funding for the provision of Services to Victims of Crime
Commission for the Support of Victims of Crime - Application for Funding for the provision of Services to Victims of Crime - Click here for more information

18/10/2010 Summary of views received on The Management of Sex Offenders - A Discussion Document
The Department of Justice and Law Reform - Summary of views received on The Management of Sex Offenders - A Discussion Document (October 2010)

13/09/2010 New Victims Charter
A new victims Charter was launched by the Minister for Justice and Law Reform, Mr Dermot Ahern, T.D., in July 2010. For further information click here

13/09/2010 Cosc Calendar of Events
Cosc has developed a calendar of events on its website and invites organisations who are running local or national awareness raising events in relation to domestic, sexual and gender-based violence to forward the details to Cosc. For further information click here

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