Act to Prevent Trafficking (APT)
Act to Prevent Trafficking (APT) is a faith-based group working to address the global problem of Trafficking in Persons. The group is particularly concerned with the trade in persons for commercial sexual exploitation.Members of APT are volunteers who make themselves available to respond to requests from a variety of groups in Ireland to raise awareness about the issue of human trafficking. Lobbying for improved legislation is also an important part of their work. They maintain contact with a worldwide network of other agencies all working to counter human trafficking.
Amen provides a confidential helpline and support service for male victims of domestic abuse and their children.
The concept of the Blue Blindfold is ‘Don’t Close Your Eyes’ to Human Trafficking. The blue blindfold represents the risk of people having their eyes closed and not being aware of the crime that may be going on around them. This initiative is supported by the Department of Justice and Law Reform and The Gardai. The website contains information on human trafficking, key statistics and training resources.
Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC)
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) is Ireland’s oldest and most well-known children’s charity. The ISPCC has a long, proud history of service delivery and advocacy on behalf of children. The ISPCC focuses its efforts in the area of preventative work providing support services to children and their families. The society continues to campaign vocally for legislative changes to safeguard children and their rights as well as ensuring that young people are given a voice.
Irish Water Safety
Irish Water Safety strives to reduce the number of fatalities by increasing water safety awareness, changing attitudes and behaviours. The organisation runs a National Swimming Programme to educate people about the dangers of water.
Road Safety Authority
The Road Safety Authority's mission is to make Irish roads safer for everyone. The current national Road Safety Strategy aims to reduce collisions, deaths and injuries by 30%. The website is a good source of general information on road safety and Irish road accident statistics, information for pedestrian, cyclists and learner drivers.
The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre
The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is a national organisation offering a wide range of services to women and men who are affected by rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment or childhood sexual abuse.
Webwise.ie is the Internet safety website in Ireland which shares good practice, promotes safe and responsible use and develops awareness of Internet safety issues. It’s an interactive resource to help inform and educate children, young people, parents and teachers about safe and positive use of the Internet. The 'Watch Your Space' campaign contains practical tips, advice and support for teens when using social networking sites and other direct contact online sites.
White Ribbon Ireland is the national movement of the world's largest male-led campaign to end men's violence against women, with a presence in over 60 countries. It supports men to talk openly about violence.
Womankind Worldwide is a women’s rights and international development organisation making an impact through the power of partnership. Its vision is a fair world where being a woman does not limit choices, opportunities or rights. The organisation works to end violence against women and girls and make sure that women have an equal say in the decisions which affect their lives.
UN Women Watch
United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) - Women Watch is a United Nations sponsored agency designed to promote information and resources on gender equality and the empowerment of women. It has instituted November 25th as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Women’s Aid is a leading national organisation that has been working to address the issue of domestic violence in Ireland for more than 35 years. For most of us, home is a place of respect, love and safety. But for one in five women in Ireland, home can also mean violence, fear and abuse. For most of us, home is a place of respect, love and safety. But according to Women’s Aid, for one in five women in Ireland, home can also mean violence, fear and abuse.