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199. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will fund research focusing on adolescent experiences and fear of sexual violence. [12927/16]

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Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): My Department has funded the "Say Something" action research project which sought the views and experiences of young adult and adolescent university students on sexual matters including harassment and sexual violence. The Rape Crisis Network Ireland also did preliminary research with a similar cohort entitled "Young People, Alcohol and Sex: What's consent got to do with it?". The "Say Something" research fed directly into a national awareness campaign.