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

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Cosc Awareness Raising Grant Scheme 2012 relating to Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence

This year 71 applications were received for the Cosc Awareness Raising Grant Scheme relating to Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence. 

The assessments of the applications are currently underway and it is expected that decisions will issue to applicants by mid June.


Fourth progress report on National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence 2010-2014.

The fourth progress report on the National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence 2010-2014 was submitted to the Strategy Oversight Committee for consideration at their meeting on the 2nd of May, 2012.
The Strategy Oversight Committee, chaired by Mr. Brian Purcell, Secretary General of the Department of Justice and Equality, is comprised of representatives of the Department of Health, the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, the Department of Education and Skills, An Garda Síochána, the HSE and Cosc. The role of the Committee is to monitor the implementation of the strategy and to assist in identifying solutions to any delays in implementation.

 

The Committee meets twice yearly.  In advance of each meeting a progress report on the implementation of the strategy is prepared by Cosc, using material and information supplied by the key state bodies identified in the strategy and feedback from the Regional Advisory Committees on Violence against Women, the National Steering Committee on Violence against Women and the National Steering Committee on Violence against Men. The Executive Director of Cosc outlines progress to the Strategy Oversight Committee based on the report.

The Committee noted at its meeting on the 2nd of May that progress is continuing on the actions identified in the Strategy. Difficulties with particular actions were discussed with a view to identifying resolutions. The Committee agreed that a cooperative and consultative approach between state bodies and with non-governmental organisations focusing on feasible solutions is the best approach to concluding the actions of the strategy. The Committee noted that delay in implementing some activities is mainly due to resource issues but was satisfied that the commitment of the state bodies to implement the strategy actions remains in place. 

The fourth progress report may be accessed here