Thousands of people taken to the streets in cities around Ireland today calling for changes to how the criminal justice system handles rape cases.
Loud chants of 'I stand with her' and 'We stand together' could be heard ringing out from the hundreds of people who gathered today at Dublin's Spire.
— Brian O'Flynn (@brianoflynn_) March 29, 2018
— Susie Q (@SusieQmusic) March 29, 2018
Many were carrying placards bearing the #IBelieveHer hashtag that's been trending across social media since yesterday afternoon.
The largest crowds could be found in Dublin and Belfast.
— Julie Jamison (@Julie_Jamison) March 29, 2018
— Sharon (@sharonf) March 29, 2018
But hundreds of people gathered in Cork, Galway, Limerick and elsewhere in support of the movement.
— Fiona Ryan (@CllrFionaRyan) March 29, 2018
Speakers at the rallies called for changes to the criminal justice system that would make women feel more comfortable in bringing rape cases forward to authorities.
Please go along to #ibelieveher rally against rape culture, 12:30pm, The Spire, o'Connell Street, Dublin. Essential that we stand up against sexism, and culture where rape survivors are put on trial.#dubw
— Ruth Coppinger TD (@RuthCoppingerTD) March 28, 2018
If you've been affected by any of the issues concerned and would like to either contact, or donate, to the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre then you can do so here.