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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. Establishment of the All Ireland Postgraduate Research Network (PRN) on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence.

Establishment of the All Ireland Postgraduate Research Network (PRN) on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence.

Ireland’s first all of island Post-graduate Research Network (PRN) on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence has been initiated. The main aim of the Network is to improve knowledge and understanding of these issues.  The first meeting of the group took place in March 2016.  The establishment of the Network is an action under the Second National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence.

The full terms of reference for the Network will shortly be signed-off, but the PRN objectives are to improve understanding and practice regarding domestic, sexual and gender-based violence by:

  • creating a space for sharing learning and identifying gaps in knowledge to inform future research agendas and encourage the development of rigorous and critical domestic, sexual and gender-based violence scholarship.
  • providing researchers with a platform for multi-disciplinary engagement and dissemination of their work through seminar events, electronic communications and the PRN website/web portal (to be developed);
  • making existing research on domestic, sexual and gender-based violence available and accessible to the individuals and organisations that may need it or can utilise it to inform their work;
  • promoting dialogue and collaboration between researchers, policy makers and NGOs in different sectors and disciplines.

Membership of the PRN is initially limited to doctoral candidates.  Other Post-graduates (e.g. H. Dips or Masters Students) will be invited to participate in activities/events, as appropriate.  Currently members include candidates from Trinity College Dublin; Queen’s University Belfast; University of Limerick; University College Dublin; Ulster University; and NUI Galway.

Contact with the PRN on domestic, sexual and gender-based violence can be made by emailing: PRN.DSGBV@gmail.com