Rape Crisis Network Ireland

The Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) was set-up in 1985. At that time there were six Rape Crisis Centres (RCCs) in Ireland, offering support, information and counselling. These RCCs came together to exchange information, pool expertise and unite in their common goals of changing Irish society.

Member Q&A

What is your goal? 

As the representative body for member Rape Crisis Centres, the RCNI role includes the development and coordination of national projects including expert data collection, supporting Rape Crisis Centres to reach best practice standards, and using our expertise to influence national policy and social change. 

How have you been working towards it? 

Since 1985. 

How has being a member of The Wheel helped? 

The Wheel's work on matters of collective concern to the sector have been critical in changing the context for NGOs as we engage with different funders and funder cultures. 

How can people support you? 

RCNI relies primarily on statutory and philanthropic funding. We can accept donations electronically, via our website: https://www.rcni.ie/donate/ 

Where can people find you on social media? 

Website: https://www.rcni.ie/

Twitter: @RCNIreland  

Facebook: Rape Crisis Network Ireland