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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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28/05/2012 Cosc General Information
Cosc General Information. Click here for more information

28/05/2012 The Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence
The Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence and its associated Explanatory Report were formally adopted by the Committee of Minister's Deputies at the Council of Europe on 7th April 2011. Click here for more information

28/05/2012 Cosc Launches its Research on Awareness Raising of Domestic and Sexual Violence in Post-Primary Schools in Ireland
Cosc launches its research on Awareness Raising of Domestic and Sexual Violence in Post-Primary Schools in Ireland. Click here for more information

28/05/2012 Elder Abuse
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) in held in June each year, in support of the United Nations International Plan of Action which recognises the significance of elder abuse, a public health and human rights concern. Click here for more information

28/05/2012 The European Commission exchange of good practice seminar on awareness raising on violence against women and girls
The European Commission organised an exchange of good practice seminar in London on the 7-8 February 2012 which discussed awareness raising activities as a tool to end violence agaist women and girls. Click here for more information.

24/04/2012 Awareness Raising of Domestic and Sexual Violence - A Survey of Post primary Schools in Ireland
Cosc's Report entitled - Awareness Raising of Domestic and Sexual Violence - A Survey of Post primary Schools has been uploaded onto Cosc's website. Click here for more information.

20/04/2012 NCPOP - Managing elder abuse in ireland:Senior case workers' experiences'
National Centre for the Protection of Older People (NCPOP) will host the following: 'Managing elder abuse in Ireland:Senior case workers' experiences'. Click here for more information

22/03/2012 Awareness Raising Grant Scheme 2012 relating to Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence
Cosc is pleased to announce that the Awareness Raising Grant Scheme relating to Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based violence commenced on Wednesday 21st March 2012. Click here for more information

03/02/2012 Cosc Awarness Raising Grant Scheme relating to Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence
Cosc is pleased to announce that it has secured funding to run its Awareness Raising Grant Scheme relating to Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence in 2012. Click here for more information

03/02/2012 International Conference on Survivors of Rape
For the attention of all professionals who respond to rape and sexual violence the:3rd International Conference on Survivors of Rape (ICSoR) call for papers is now open. Click here for more information

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