UK Rape

This Blog Helps Survivors Of Abuse Talk About The Lasting Impact Of Assault

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Abuse continues to impact lives long after the assault has been committed, as survivors know all to well. New blog Lasting Impact aims to raise awa...

The Daily Mirror Confuses 'Sleeping With' Someone And Rape

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK

A tweet from the Daily Mirror about a story regarding a girl who was allegedly raped by 60 men in a paedophile ring has been blasted by a leading char...

Why Abused Men Need The Support To Say 'I've Been Raped'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK

The "under-discussed phenomena" of men who are raped or sexually abused is being tackled by a powerful advertising campaign - as the first digital ser...

Less Than Half Of Britain's 'Elite' Universities Don't Record Rape Allegations Properly

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Less than half of Britain's elite universities do not properly record allegations of rape, sexual assaults or sexual harassment, an investigation has ...

Human Rights Act Put To Excellent Use By Young Rape Victim The Police Ignored

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

The Human Rights act has been used by a rape victim who police didn't believe - and then arrested for perverting the course of justice. Hampshire C...

Student Carries Mattress To Graduation To Protest Against Rape

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Last September, US student Emma Sulkowicz vowed to carry her mattress everywhere with her, until the man she accused of raping her was expelled from C...

Former Oxford Student Suing University For 'Failing' To Handle Rape Investigation Properly

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A former Oxford student is suing the university for reportedly failing to investigate properly when she was raped by a fellow student. Elizabeth Ra...

This Woman's Project Show The Lengths Young Women Go To So They Can Stay Safe On Campus

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Following a conversation about how she and her fellow classmates kept themselves safe on campus, Taylor Yocom decided to use the experience to highlig...

Someone At Budweiser Thought This 'Rapey' Beer Slogan Would Be OK

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The American beer company behind Bud Light has apologised after a new slogan prompted outrage online. The tagline on their bottles read "the perfec...

#NotGuilty: Young Woman Launches Campaign With Open Letter To Shame 'Sex Attacker'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A young woman has launched an online campaign to shame a man she says sexually attacked her in a north London street, and who has since pleaded "not g...

India's Daughter and the Importance of Context

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

India's Daughter, Leslie Udwin's recent and controversial documentary, honed in on the infamous Delhi gang rape of 2012, which has become a highly provocative and sensitive issue in India...

And The Award For Most 'Reckless' Advert In The World Goes To...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An anti-vaccination group has come under fire after a photograph was posted on its Facebook page which compared rape to being vaccinated. The "reck...

Horrifying Report Details Systematic Rape And Abuse Carried Out By Islamic State

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK

Systematic rape, sexual and physical abuse, slavery and forced marriage are being carried out against Yazidi girls and women - some as young as 12 - b...

Rape Campaign #ThisDoesntMeanYes Wants To End Victim Blaming

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When a woman wears a short skirt or flirts with a man, it does not mean she's saying "yes" to sex. New campaign #ThisDoesn'tMeanYes aims to highlig...

This T-Shirt Worn At Coachella Is Beyond The Pale

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You know when you see something that makes you genuinely rub your eyes in disbelief? This is one of those moments. A man at Coachella has s...

First Arrest After Chilling Gang Rape Of Indian Nun In Convent

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Louise Ridley | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK

Police investigating the rape of a 74-year-old nun in India have made their first arrest in the case which caused mass protests, nearly two weeks afte...

10 Unexpected Rape Prevention Tips

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A list of ten top tips for preventing rape is going viral, despite being written years ago, proving the ongoing need for an in-depth look at rape cult...

Cash Machines Can Help Rape Victims Speak Out

Andrew Boff | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew Boff

With over 36,000 cash machines in the UK, victims would be able to send short text-based messages directly to the police in a discreet way and help them receive assistance from a specialist officer. Such an innovation would help those who may be controlled by their partner, and are fearful of visiting a police station in case they're seen.

'Gang Rape' Dolce & Gabbana Advert Causes More Controversy

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Style

Another day, another controversy surrounding Dolce & Gabbana. In the same week that designers Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce received criticism...

Watch Two Kickass Indian Women #RapAgainstRape

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Around 93 women are thought to be raped in India each day. But two women are aiming to challenge attitudes towards the crime in the country with a #Ra...

Do Madonna's Comments on Rape Portray Our Societies' Attitudes Towards Violence Against Women?

Becky Hopper | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

Madonna recently opened up on Sirius XM's Howard Stern Show about her first years living in New York. She bravely told her story of being raped in the city before she became the superstar she is today..

It's Not Just India: Why Victim Blaming is a Universal Problem

Lizzie Cernik | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK
Lizzie Cernik

I was 21 the first time I experienced sexual assault. He was a morbidly obese man caked in his own sweat, who grabbed me from behind as I walked across a dance floor.

Consent: Not Actually That Complicated

Emmeline May | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emmeline May

It seems a lot of people really, REALLY don't get what 'consent' means. From the famous "not everybody needs to be asked prior to each insertion" to the student that (allegedly) thought he'd surprise his partner with some non consensual BDSM to that fucking song to almost every damn comment on any article by anyone that suggests that yes means yes; it seems people really have a problem understanding that before you have sex with someone, and that's every time you have sex with them, make sure they want to have sex with you.

It's Not About India's Daughter - It's About India's Sons

Laxmi Hariharan | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Laxmi Hariharan

Has my birth country become such a merciless society where most men don't acknowledge the existence of women, or if they do its only as an object to be bullied, groped, raped, beaten, tortured and killed?

BBC Rushes To Air Gang Rape Documentary That India Tried To Ban

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK

The BBC has rushed to air its groundbreaking documentary 'India's Daughter' on Wednesday night after the Indian government said it would try to ban th...