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

An Oifig Náisiúnta um Fhoréigean Baile, Gnéasach agus Inscnebhunaithe a Chosc

  1. RIA Policy and Practice Document on safeguarding RIA residents against Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence and Harassment

 

RIA Policy and Practice Document on safeguarding RIA residents against Domestic, Sexual and Gender- based Violence and Harassment.

 

The Reception and Integration Agency (RIA) has recently agreed a RIA Policy and Practice Document on safeguarding RIA residents against Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence and Harassment.  This policy was agreed between RIA, Cosc, AkiDwA, Ruhama, Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, Domestic Violence Advocacy Service, Irish Refugee Council and the UNHCR and is available to download from the RIA website www.ria.gov.ie

A training programme for staff and an awareness raising campaign for residents will follow shortly.  The policy will be officially implemented once the required training takes place.  In advance of this, information posters have already been distributed to all RIA centres.  These posters - available in five languages including English - provide information on accessing professional help if residents have suffered or are suffering from domestic, sexual or gender- based violence or harassment.