Ireland's rape problem: "The system ‘shamed’ me"

A survivor of marital rape and domestic abuse tells her story

31st July, 2016
The average victim leaves and returns to her abuser seven timesiStock

I experienced both hope and despair in response to last week’s marital rape case verdict. A man was found guilty of raping, threatening to kill and threatening to cause serious harm to his wife in May and June 2014.

That the number of convictions for marital rape has increased from two to three gives me some hope. So does the victim’s decision to write a compelling account of what happened to her, courageously helping...

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