Campaign group calls for changes to treatment by justice system of sexual abuse survivors

Saturday 06 April 2013 21.44
The group was set up after the outcry against the suspended sentence given to the father of Fiona Doyle (pictured centre)
The group was set up after the outcry against the suspended sentence given to the father of Fiona Doyle (pictured centre)

A new campaign group is calling for changes in how the justice system treats abuse survivors.

The ANU Campaign wants compulsory training for judges and gardaí.

It says the campaign aims to highlight the extent of sexual abuse in Ireland.

The group held its first public meeting today.

It was set up after the outcry against the suspended sentence given to the father of Fiona Doyle.

Ms Doyle had to fight for years to get the case to court and says the system is weighted against the victim.

The ANU campaign is hoping to harness what it believes to be widespread support for change on this issue.