Rape Crisis Network Ireland Announce Free App to Aid Victims of Sexual Assault

Rape Crisis Network Ireland Announce Free App to Aid Victims of Sexual Assault

Apr 6, 2011

In times of need, when a crisis should arise or you find yourself the victim of a traumatic event, it’s important to have information you need at your fingertips. That’s why the Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) created a free app for Android that gives victims, and friends of victims, of sexual assault the relevant information they need with immediacy and accuracy.

The free app highlights rape crisis centers, offers advice and displays a list of contacts and links that are useful to both females and males.

The information in this app isn’t only for victims, and it isn’t only for women. Many times, a victim of sexual assault will turn to a trusted friend for help, so it would be helpful if you had this app to offer them the important information and advice that they will need.

It’s also important to understand that rape isn’t always about violence. You may find the victim knew their attacker personally, or that they were helpless to resist, whether due to intoxication or other issues. You may even find that, crazy as it may seem, the victim is the one being blamed for the crime.

Friends and family as well as professionals, need to know how to act and respond appropriately. With the right information, you will know what to do and how to handle these situations as they arise. Prevention means keeping sexual assault from happening in the first place, and that means everyone needs to be more aware of what it is, and how it can happen.

The RCNI are a not-for-profit organization that represent rape crisis centers in Ireland. They work to create social change towards a society free from abuse, challenging some of the key issues in Ireland.

Click here for more information and to download the Rape Crisis Ireland App.

Dale Culp
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