Many people do not realise victims do not have access to their own lawyers to protect their privacy and individual interests at trial.
Government policy must do more to reflect the fact that rape isn't just something that happens to women and girls.
Paul Gascoigne arrives at court with his legal team and personal manager Katie Davies.
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Same old rape myths, same old victim blaming.
A judge’s decision to acquit a Halifax taxi driver charged with sexual assault was protested at this rally in Halifax in March 2017.
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A new Canadian law introduced as a nod to #MeToo, meant to protect sexual assault complainants, will have limited impact because it fails to consider how sexist judges and lawyers interpret laws.
Time for change.
A series of brutal rapes in India has led to pressure to stop violence against women.
Hundreds rally against sexual violence in Nairobi, Kenya.
Rape culture in Kenya means that women are often blamed for being victims of assault. This needs to change.
Bill O'Reilly and Donald Trump.
As long as the media gives disproportionate prominence to powerful voices, they'll be able to shape the way unflattering coverage unfolds.
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?
Hampshire constabulary has paid £20,000 in damages, but the underlying problems will take much more to solve.
Time to end blaming the victim.
Rolf Harris’s conviction on 12 charges of indecent assault came at the end of a long trial. The case put sexual assault victims in the spotlight once again – only the latest high-profile example of a growing…
Shadow cast over Chetham’s School of Music.
The recent publication of a serious case review into the suicide of Frances Andrade reveals how difficult it is for a sexual assault victim to stand and testify against an accuser in court. Keir Starmer…
Comments from male politicians such as George Galloway have revealed cultural assumptions about rape that originate from some powerful myths about this sex crime.
When US Republican Todd Akin declared earlier this week that it is impossible or “really rare” for a woman to become pregnant as a result of a “legitimate rape” because “the female body has ways to try…