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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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22/07/2009 UN Words to Action Newsletter
-> The United Nations has published the 4th edition of the Words to Action Newsletter on Violence Against Women. Click here for more information.

23/06/2009 Cosc Awareness Raising Grant Scheme 2009
-> Cosc's 2009 awareness raising grant scheme is nearing completion. Information on the scheme is available here.

23/06/2009 Research at Cosc
-> Details of Cosc's ongoing research projects are available here

23/06/2009 Council of Europe Convention on Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence
-> The Council of Europe Committee of Ministers recently established an Ad Hoc Committee on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (CAHVIO). More details on CAHVIO and the convention are available here.

23/06/2009 29th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers of Justice
-> The 29th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers of Justice recently took place in Norway. More details on the conference can be found here.

10/06/2009 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day will take place on the 15th June 2009

06/05/2009 World Summit and Symposium on Elder Mediation
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, together with The Elder Mediation International Network, is organising the World Summit & Symposium on Elder Mediation. This conference is taking place in the Stillorgan Park Hotel, Dublin between June 8th – 10th , 2009.

21/04/2009 UN Secretary General Launches database on violence against women
UN Secretary General launches Database on Violence Against Women.

21/04/2009 Raising the Standards Conference
6th Annual Raising the Standards Conference. The sixth conference is to be held in Jersey, Channel Islands on the 11th and 12th of May, 2009.

21/04/2009 Conference on the management of sex offenders
On 26th March, The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Dermot Ahern, T.D., opened a Discussion Forum on the Management of Sex Offenders based on a Discussion Document published in January on this matter. Click here for more information

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