UK Rape

What It Means To Be A Man During The 16 Days Of Action For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women And Girls

Luke Martin | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK
Luke Martin

I want to raise awareness and show my support to all victims, and get the world having the conversation that violence and abuse is never ok and there is support out there. Together we can make a change.

All Charges Dropped In Dubai Rape Claim After 'Video Reveals Consent’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK

A British woman who was arrested after claiming she was gang raped in Dubai has had all charges against her dropped. The 25-year-old tourist, who al...

I Am A Rape Survivor And I'm Not Staying Quiet

Emma Charlotte | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Charlotte

Whilst the choice to consent was taken from me four years ago, I am making a choice now. I am not prepared to stay silent anymore. I refuse to be ashamed. I am ready to speak out - to be a voice for those who can't.

Fire And Ice - An Empowered First Step Helps Rape Survivors Achieve Anything

Emily Jacob | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Emily Jacob

In my work to help rape survivors move beyond symptom management and lead a full and reconnected life again I am used to meeting some kick-ass, bad-as...

London Women Will Reclaim The Night And March For Justice For Rape Survivors

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK

Women will take back London in a march protesting rape and male violence on Saturday. Reclaim the Night encourages women everywhere to show support fo...

Nail Varnish That Detects Date Rape Drugs Could Be Available Next Year

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A nail varnish designed to detect date rape drugs could be available to buy as early as next year. The product, Undercover Colors, is the brainchild...

Teen Rape Victim Told By Agony Aunt She Had 'Acted Like A Girl Who Has Been Around'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

An agony aunt in a teenage magazine has been widely criticised after appearing to blame a teenage rape victim for her assault and telling her to “be...

To Prevent Rape We Need To Rethink How We Do Sex

Alice Irving | Posted 13.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alice Irving

During my five years campaigning, I have come to the conclusion that the most important thing that needs to happen is a shift in our cultural attitudes toward women and sex. Improved laws, better university policies, all of these things can help, but without broader changes in culture, we will always be fighting a losing battle.

I Also 'Don't Vote With My Vagina', But Trumps Victory Signals That It's Still Very Much A Man's World

Roisin Kelly | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Roisin Kelly

People ask why women don't report sexual assault, why they are so hesitant in coming forward, here is why: we're living in a world where a man can have a dozen of these cases against him and still be elected President of the United States.

Rape Survivor Walks Fashion Week Catwalk To A Standing Ovation

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Style

A women’s rights campaigner and rape survivor received a standing ovation when she walked the runway during Pakistan Fashion Week in Karachi. Design...

This Is A Strong Contender For Most Ill-Advised Halloween Costume Of 2016

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK

Every year, Halloween brings an inevitable slew of ill-advised costumes - but we may have found the worst example of 2016 right here. One gentleman in...

Sexual Assault Victims Will Finally Be Listened To By Their Universities, Under New Guidance

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Universities need to overhaul their approach to sexual assault and adopt a hands-on, zero-tolerance policy when dealing with these incidents, a new re...

The Reaction To Evans' Acquittal Is Bound To Do Damage

Mia Doring | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK
Mia Doring

Considering that most rapists walk free from court, or never even make it to court in the first place, what is off-putting, what is frightening, and what is silencing, is the hysterical, gleeful, response from men and women, denigrating the complainant with a level of passion about rape which I never see in response to an actual rape conviction.

Women Will Always Be Society's Biggest Losers

Emma Critchley | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Emma Critchley

I am at a loss. The Evans court case has filled me with such unease. Mostly, I am worried that this will put other women off from reporting their rape cases. Who on earth would want to put their past sex life up to such intense scrutiny? It just feels so wrong, on so many levels that I can't get my head round it all.

Supporters Of Ched Evans' Accuser To Raise £50,000 For Her New Life In Australia

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK

More than £15,000 has been raised by well-wishers in support of the woman who accused Ched Evans of rape. Evans was jailed in 2012 for the rape of th...

Cliff Richard, Paul Gambaccini And Nigel Evans Should Drop Campaign For Suspect Anonymity

Sarah Green | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Sarah Green

On Friday we sent an open letter to Cliff Richard, Paul Gambaccini and Nigel Evans MP asking them to re-consider their 'campaign' for anonymity for those suspected of sexual offences. In the letter we argue that we have an open legal system for good reason...

Ched Evans: This Verdict Was Personal; I Need To Look For Silver Linings

Emily Jacob | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Emily Jacob

Because I cannot live in a world which has no hope, I need to look for the silver linings. And I do see them.

Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Rape After Alleged Parliament Attack

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Conservative MP Craig Mackinlay’s chief of staff named as the young man facing rape claim. Police are investigating an alleged rape in Parli...

Sexual History Is Not Circumstantial Evidence

Caitlin Doherty | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Caitlin Doherty

Sexual history apparently constitutes circumstantial evidence in a court of law. Are women now legally bound by the expectation to behave in exactly the same way with any man that they have done with any man previously in the entirety of their romantic lives?

The Hollyoaks Consent Storyline Is Uncomfortable Viewing - And Not Just For The Obvious Reason

Emily Jacob | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Emily Jacob

Nick raped Ellie. It is irrelevant that she kissed him, or invited him into her bedroom. She couldn't stand up, she was talking nonsense about pandas, she turned away from him. The next day, she couldn't remember what had happened. If someone is not enthusiastically demonstrating with their words, their body language, their actions, that they are consenting to sex, then they are not consenting to sex.

Turning Up The Volume On Sexual Assaults At Music Festivals

Zahra Awaiz-Bilal | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Zahra Awaiz-Bilal

Whilst generally a positive experience, with like minded individuals gathering in one place to share their passion for music, these festivals also create the opportunity for vulnerable individuals to be targeted for sexual assaults by those who take advantage of the care-free atmosphere.

Get Your Facts Right!

Duncan Craig | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK
Duncan Craig

Labelling sexual abuse, rape, sexual exploitation, domestic violence, prostitution, and forced marriage as 'violence against women and girls' is not only factually incorrect but also it silences the boys and men from ever stepping out of their darkness.

Survival: From Birth to Marriage

Louise Lawless | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Louise Lawless

Step 1; Make it out of the Womb. (pre-birth) Admittedly, this step is entirely out of your control. Antiquated, discriminatory traditions may be an ob...

Someone Needs To Tell The Media That Brock Turner Isn't The Victim

Emma Critchley | Posted 04.09.2016 | UK
Emma Critchley

The media needs to stop normalising rape and pushing blame onto the victim. Secret survivors of rape are everywhere. This burden will always be with them. We need to make it easier for survivors of rape to talk about what has happened; we need to make it easier for survivors to come forward. The media needs to stop with its crude reporting of rape.

Breaking The Silence: Surviving The Guilt Of Rape

Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh | Posted 21.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh

Rape is still one of the lowest reported, and convicted crimes, and in order to change that, we need to come forward and break our silence. We need to stand together, not just as rape survivors, but as communities, and shout that we will not accept the objectification and abuse of our bodies - male or female.