Sexual Violence Centre Cork says women are seeking support for lockdown sexual assault incidents but not reporting to Gardai
It comes as millions of social media users engaged with a social media post by the centre called “How to avoid a sexual assault. A quick and easy guide..for perpetrators” in the past few days.
The City-based charity says they created the viral ‘guide’ as a way of highlighting the various ways in which victims are often blamed for the actions of their attacker.
Earlier this summer Mary Crill said that they were seeing a large increase in the number of women reporting sexual assaults during the height of lockdown.
Speaking to RedFM News, Mary says many women are still feeling trapped due to the lack of accommodation in the city: