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

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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.

If you would like to keep up to date with our work you might be interested in signing up for our regular electronic bulletin which will have details of the latest news published on this page, and links that allow you to access the information directly. If you would like to receive this bulletin click on the below link to subscribe


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01/08/2013 Third Level Teachers Guidebook and Handbook
Cosc, the National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence

01/08/2013 Law Reform Commission Publish Issues Papers on Domestic Violence
The Law Reform Commission has recently published two issues Papers in relation to Domestic Violence.

15/07/2013 A new guidance leaflet for victims on completing a Victim Impact Statement
A new guidance leaflet for victims on 'Making a Victim Impact Statement' has been jointly published by An Garda Síochána, the Victims of Crime Office and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Click here for more information

24/04/2013 Cosc General Information
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24/04/2013 EU Justice Ministers, led by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Mr Alan Shatter T.D., have reached agreement with the European Parliament on proposals aimed at protecting vulneralble citizens as they move between Member States
Victims of domestic violence and other vulnerable people at risk of violence will gain an additional layer of protection following an agreement approved in Brussels last month. Click here for more information

24/04/2013 The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality invites submissions on the issue of domestic violence
The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality is seeking written submissions from interested groups or individuals in relation to the issue of domestic violence. Click here for more information

24/04/2013 Courts Bill 2013
The Courts Bill 2013, which was published on 19th March 2013, is currently before the Seanad. Click here for more information

25/03/2013 Publication of Courts Bill 2013
The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr Alan Shatter T.D., announced the publication of the Courts Bill 2013 on the 19th March 2013

22/03/2013 Awareness Raising Grant Scheme 2013 relating to Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence
Cosc is pleased to announce that the 2013 Awareness Raising Grant Scheme relating to Domestic,Sexual and Gender-based Violence commenced on Friday 22nd March 2013.

20/03/2013 Statement on 4th March 2013 by Minister of State Kathleen Lynch on the Occassion of her attendance at Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations, New York
Statement on 4th March by Minister of State Kathleen Lynch on the occassion of her attendance at Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations, New York. Major UN meeting tackles Violence against Women.

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