Introduction

The bibliography provides information on writings dealing with the history of rape, including sexual child abuse, sexual harassment, sexual molestation, child prostitution, forced prostitution, sexual slavery, sexual(ized) violence. The blog informs about calls for papers, forthcoming events and new literature in this field.

January 8, 2010

WEBSITE: The Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse (Ireland)

Description: "The Commission was established on 23 May, 2000, pursuant to the "Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse Act 2000" and given three primary functions:
* to hear evidence of abuse from persons who allege they suffered abuse in childhood, in institutions, during the period from 1940 or earlier, to the present day;
* to conduct an inquiry into abuse of children in institutions during that period and, where satisfied that abuse occurred, to determine the causes, nature, circumstances and extent of such abuse; and
* to prepare and publish reports on the results of the inquiry and on its recommendations in relation to dealing with the effects of such abuse."

Link: Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse.