Human Trafficking, Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and Domestic Violence

Rape Crisis Centre

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre  (DRCC) works to prevent the harm and heal the trauma of sexual violence. They work with people who have experienced sexual assault, rape or childhood sexual abuse. 

You can contact the National 24-Hour Helpline at 1800 77 8888, at any time of day or night. They offer a free and confidential listening and support service for anyone who has been raped, sexually assaulted, sexually harassed or sexually abused at any time in their lives. 

  • If English is not your first language, there is a Helpline Interpreting Service, Mon-Fri, 8am-6:30pm, which provides live interpreting over the phone in more than 200 languages at the same number: 1800 77 8888. 
  • It is also possible to email to [email protected] (note that e-mails can only be answered during office hours). 
  • For those who are deaf or hard of hearing, there is a text service, operating Mon-Fri from 8am to 6:30pm, at 086-8238443 and  
  •  You can also chat online Monday to Friday, 10am-2pm (excluding Bank Holidays) – using the webchat support service
  • DRCC also take calls from anyone who wishes to talk about the effects of sexual violence. 

Telephone counsellors are available to listen 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.  

An Garda Síochána (the Irish Police)

If you are victim of trafficking, or you have a suspicion that someone else is, you should contact an Garda Síochána, who are available to help.   

In an emergency please call 999 / 112. 

You can also contact Gardaí 

  • At your local Garda station 
  • By telephone on 1800 666 111 daily from 9am to 9pm. This freephone number is monitored by trained Gardaí. 

Alternatively you can email your concerns or suspicions to [email protected] 

Every contact with An Garda Síochána will be treated in strict confidence. 

An Garda Síochána (the Irish Police)  

If you are experiencing sexual or gender based violence or domestic violence, you can contact An Garda Síochána: 

  • In an emergency please call 999 / 112. You can also contact Gardaí at your local Garda station. 

If you are victim of trafficking, or you have a suspicion that someone else is, you should contact an Garda Síochána, who are available to help.    

Every contact with An Garda Síochána will be treated in strict confidence.  


Ruhama is an Irish NGO that offers nationwide support to women impacted by prostitution, sex trafficking and other forms of commercial sexual exploitation. 

Services are free, confidential and delivered by a committed and experienced team. Find out more about the full list of supports here. You do not need a visa to access these services. 

Text REACH to 50100 for free, and get free confidential support, or call on 01 836 0292. 

Women’s Aid (Dublin based)

Women’s Aid is a support service for women affected by domestic violence, operating a 24 hour helpline and offering one-on-one support in various locations around Dublin. 

Call (01) 913 1528 from 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday if you are a Ukrainian person in Ireland experiencing domestic violence.

The Women’s Aid National Freephone Helpline can offer support women in over 200 languages through their Telephone Interpretation Service:
Call our National Freephone Helpline: 1800 341 900 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or send an email to  [email protected] 

Men’s Aid

Men’s Aid is an organization dedicated to offering advice and support for male victims of domestic abuse, providing counselling, information and early legal advice. 

Services include: 

  • National Confidential Helpline  – 01 554 3811 Monday- Friday 9am -5pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am -2pm 
  • Legal information clinic – Information about Safety Orders, Protection Orders, Barring Orders. 
  • One to one practical support – Explaining Court Paperwork, Safety Planning, Care plans 
  • Counselling – By Telephone 
  • Counselling – Face to Face 
  • Court Accompaniment – Dolphin House, Dublin & the North East 
  • Outreach Clinics in Monaghan, Cavan, Louth and Meath 
  • Certified Training – All areas of domestic abuse including coercive control. 

Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) 

 The Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) is Ireland’s leading sexual health provider. They provide contraception, specialist pregnancy counselling, abortion care, sexual and reproductive health services and training. 

For more information on their services visit or call on +353 (0)1 607 4456.