Ireland: State seeks CEO for agency to tackle gender-based violence

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'The State is to advertise within weeks for a chief executive for its new agency to tackle domestic, sexual, and gender-based violence.

It comes as Justice Minister Helen McEntee sought Cabinet approval last week for the text of the legislation to establish the new agency, which has been promised as part of the Government’s ‘zero tolerance’ approach to gender-based violence.
The Government launched its ‘zero tolerance’ plan last June and has changed the law in several areas such as 'revenge porn', threatening to post intimate images on social media.

Ms McEntee has also passed laws to increase the maximum sentence for assault causing harm from five years to 10 years.

She has also made changes to allow courts to prevent an accused from cross-examining the alleged victim in cases of coercive control and other gender-based crimes.'

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