Evidence from rapes has often been backlogged for years, but renewed emphasis on processing these cases has led to surprising findings, including new information on serial rapists.
Because it's not always as simple as 'yes means yes'.
Underlying online harassment is the false idea that events that happen on internet aren't real. But whenever people are interacting, it's all real.
Making sexual assault seem normal or like no big deal can have profound effects on millions of victims.
Responses to rape have improved, and they must continue to do so.
Despite persistent myths that sexual violence and harassment are rare, two recent cases – and the subsequent online response – expose their commonality.
Women make conscious decisions every day about staying safe, but they consistently underestimate how much effort it all takes and what that means for their freedom.
Telling girls and young women to 'be careful what images you share' contributes to the shaming and humiliation of victims by placing the responsibility back onto them for their own humiliation.
Peter Dutton’s comments reinforced historically ingrained ideas about sexual assault victims as being 'unreliable' or 'untrustworthy'.
German criminal law has not recognised rape unless the victim physically resists the attack. But a high-profile trial could be about to change that.
The crimes of Brock Turner and Omar Mateen may be discussed as if they're unrelated. They're not.
The Stanford rape case ignited a social media fury and started discussions around rape that are long overdue.
A debate has erupted over the recent sentencing in the Stanford sexual assault case, with questions being asked over the judge's bias, but could the same be said of jurors in other rape cases?
The number of people in slavery across the world is on the rise, or maybe researchers are just getting better at counting.
Researchers found over a third of female graduate students and a fifth of male graduate students on the campus of a large public university had experienced sexual harassment.
Most Australian women (87%) have experienced some form of street harassment, whether it's whistles, stares, unwanted comments or being followed by strangers in the street – often before the age of 18.
Rape complainants who are perceived to have precipitated their own victimisation, whether through their conduct or their relationship to the perpetrator, are at a particular disadvantage.
Sexual harassment is a persistent and damaging problem in many Australian workplaces. But why does it appear to be an entrenched feature of some organisational settings more than others?
Every Bond film since the 1970s has promised to revolutionise the Bond girl and bring something new to the table. They haven't yet.
There's an issue of impunity around sexual violence in conflict zones. Here's how science could help us solve it.