Rape is just one of those topics that you hope to never have to address in your lifetime. According to the National Organization for Women, it is a crime that affects one in every five women through their lifetime, and that less than five percent of those crimes go unreported. As sobering as information like that can be, it is even more distressing that there are few resources out there to help victims of sexually related crimes.
The Rape Crisis Network of Ireland saw this gap and moved quickly to release a free app to help inform those that have come in contact with this highly volatile situation. While the information in the app itself may be specifically targeted at Irish citizens, there is still plenty of information that would apply to those living abroad.
If you or a loved one has been influenced by this tremendously traumatic experience, by all means download this app. Not having the right information should never be an option.