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Men’s Development Network/White Ribbon Ireland Submission to UN Women on Human Rights, The Sex Trade & Prostitution.

UN Women are considering their prostitution policy. This was our submission in support of the adoption of the Nordic Model.  Introduction The Men’s Development Network (MDN)/White Ribbon Ireland (WRI) support the adoption of the Nordic Model in Ireland. MDN/WRI are key members … Continue reading

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Purchasing Consent – A Male Choice

Tom Meagher A rejoinder to Minister Halligan and others. The sentence “it’s not ok to pay for sex” is controversial and often unpopular, one that invites accusations of moralisng (as if the opposite position somehow exists outside our moral universe) … Continue reading

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My Appeal to Men as a Partner of a Rape Victim

24th of May. My birthday. My favourite day of the year. Until last year. By Simon Schwall. It was the night of the 24th of May 2015. Back then I lived in Papua New Guinea. I was driving back from a… Source: … Continue reading

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My Appeal to Men as a Partner of a Rape Victim

24th of May. My birthday. My favourite day of the year. Until last year. By Simon Schwall. It was the night of the 24th of May 2015. Back then I lived in Papua New Guinea. I was driving back from a party … Continue reading

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A letter to my Attacker

A letter to my attacker May 27th 2007. Do you remember that night? I do. Do you remember anything significant that happened that night in a popular Dublin hotel? I do. You probably don’t. You had such an air of … Continue reading

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When We Use The Abuser’s Voice

by Tom Meagher In our rush to push away violent men as ‘other-than-us’ we are often blinded to how our actions can facilitate a culture of violence against women, which is, at times reaffirmed by how this violence is reported … Continue reading

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Sex and Violence: Sexual intimacy with an abusive partner

by Avril D’Arcy Sexual relationships within an environment of abuse, is an incredibly complex topic of conversation. Apart from conversations that I have personally instigated, I don’t know that I’ve come across discussion in this area. While academically I am … Continue reading

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