A survivor's choice to disclose should be solely based on their readiness to share their story.
There are many legitimate reasons why survivors of sexual violence may not immediately report to police. But a delay in reporting, in itself, should not affect the credibility of the allegations.
In the wake of high-profile allegations of sexual assault, it is important people know there are informal avenues for survivors to report their stories.
The male privilege in Australia’s parliament has given its members such a sense of exceptionalism, they think the standards of the corporate office should not apply to their workplace.
In 2020, the #MeToo movement caused ripples in Turkey and Iran, renewing attention to gender-based violence and sexual assault.
Criminal trials may hold offenders to account but they are far from perfect. The Victorian Law Reform Commission is looking at how restorative justice could be used for sexual offences.
The Law Reform Commission's review is a missed opportunity for NSW to lead the way in making affirmative consent the law.
An ex-minister named John Lyford arrived at the nascent colony hoping for a fresh start. But he couldn't escape his past.
Evidence suggests that the defence of extreme intoxication isn't rarely used, and is often successful in cases involving male violence against women.
Tinder and similar apps fail to properly address issues of online harm. A lack of policy is to blame, as well as app design features and society's general attitudes towards more minor cases of abuse.
A scholar who studies Holocaust survivors sees an explanation for why women change their stories of sexual assault, even now in the
Queensland's 120-year-old mistake of fact excuse allows defendants to argue they honestly and reasonably believed the other person consented to sex — even if they did not.
New research has found child sex abuse survivors are far more likely to be the victims of a range of crimes as adults. The reasons why – and who is most vulnerable – are complex.
Jean Vanier, Catholic founder of L'Arche International, allegedly had abusive sexual relationships. Religious tolerance for the veneration of male leaders may be partly to blame.
Conviction rates for sexual offences remain low, despite legal reforms in recent years. One reason is the criminal standard of 'reasonable doubt' when supporting evidence may be difficult to produce.
Harvey Weinstein's conviction isn't the norm for perpetrators of sexual violence.
Our research on gender-based violence in mental health inpatient units in Victoria shows many women are not safe in these environments.
Studies show the physical and emotional pain of minorities and women is often discounted by both the U.S. justice and health care systems. That has serious consequences.
The state of emergency ultimately led to substantial legal changes that should better protect women and girls. But what really happened?
The backlash has given way to a simmering male anxiety that an innocuous comment could lead to a sexual harassment accusation.