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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. What's New

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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22/12/2014 Dáil Statement by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD on Opposing Domestic Violence
Dáil Statement by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD on Opposing Domestic Violence

12/12/2014 National Campaigns under Cosc Awareness Raising Grant Scheme 2015 Relating to Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence
Cosc is pleased to let you know that a call for funding for national campaigns under the Cosc Awareness Raising Grant Scheme 2015 relating to domestic, sexual and gender-based violence has been announced. Click here for more information

01/12/2014 Minister Fitzgerald publishes heads of new Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2014
Minister Fitzgerald publishes heads of new Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2014.

26/11/2014 An Taoiseach & Minister Fitzgerald marks the ‘16 Days of Action’ to raise awareness about gender-based violence
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD & the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD, have today marked the start of the ‘16 Days of Action’ to raise awareness about gender-based violence.

24/11/2014 Ninth progress report on National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence 2010-2014
The ninth progress report on the National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence 2010-2014 has been prepared by Cosc from information provided by the key state bodies with responsibility for the activities of the strategy. Click her for more information

24/11/2014 New Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) National Guidelines published
Dr Maeve Eogan, Medical Director of Rotunda SATU and National SATU Services, recently launched the 3rd edition of the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit National Guidelines which is available at www.hse.ie/satuguidelines

24/11/2014 Cosc General
Cosc is pleased to announce that we will be running the awareness raising grant scheme again in 2015. It is hoped to advertise the scheme for national campaigns in mid December and for local awareness raising campaigns in March 2015. Please check the Cosc website regularly for further updates.

21/07/2014 Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) have launched updated 'Domestic Violence: A Guide for General Practice'
The ICGP recently published and launched its updated guidance document for General Practitioner's titled Domestic Violence: A Guide for General Practice. Click here for more information

21/07/2014 Cosc Local Awareness Raising Grant Scheme relating to Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence 2014
Cosc has awarded grants to 30 successful organisations to run local awareness raising projects in 2014. Click here for more information

21/07/2014 Female Genital Mutilation Treatment Service
A specialised clinic offering care and support to women and girls who have experienced Female Genital Mutilation(FGM) was launched in Dublin recently. Click here for more information

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