Country Ireland
Year 2010 - 2014
Type of Measure Policies > National strategy specific to violence against women
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual violence, Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


The National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence (Cosc) has developped a National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based violence in consultation with all relevant state organisations and non-governmental organizations.  The strategy was approved in March 2010.

The four goals of the strategy are as follows:

  • To promote a culture of prevention and recognition through increased understanding of domestic, sexual and gender-based violence;
  • To deliver an effective and consistent service to those affected;
  • To ensure greater effectiveness of policy and service planning;
  • To ensure efficient and effective implementation of the strategy.

Full Text

National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Ireland to the questionnaire on violence against women, February 2009