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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.

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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29/07/2015 General Scheme of the Victims of Crime Bill
The Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald T.D., secured Government approval on 14th July for the drafting, on a priority basis, of a new Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill. Click here for more information

29/07/2015 Final progress report of First National Strategy and development of Second National Strategy
The tenth and final 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 here for more information.

18/06/2015 Funding for the provision of freezers to store forensic evidence
Ms Francis Fitzgerald, T.D., Minister for Justice and Equality is pleased to announce that her department will fund the provision of freezers to store forensic evidence collected from people who attend Sexual Assault Treatment Units (located in Dublin, Mullingar, Galway, Cork, Waterford and Letterkenny)

18/06/2015 'Break Your Silence' Awareness Campaign
AMEN Support Services Ltd's annual awareness advertising campaign will run from 15th - 26th June this year. The campaign, entitled 'Break Your Silence', aims to encourage male victims of domestic abuse to speak out and break their silence by talking to a friend, family member, someone they trust or to AMEN

15/04/2015 Cosc Local 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 Local Awareness Raising Projects in 2015 relating to domestic, sexual and gender-based violence has been announced. The total sum of funding available from Cosc under the scheme is €50,000. Click here for more information

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