UK Rape

Boy, 14, In Court Over Rape Of Girl, 10

PA | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK

A 14-year-old boy will appear in court today in connection with a serious sexual assault on a 10-year-old girl. The boy, who cannot be named for le...

Sri Lanka - UN Inquiry Just the Start of a Long Road to Justice

Frances Harrison | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK
Frances Harrison

Sri Lankan human rights activists campaigned hard for an independent international commission of inquiry into war crimes during the end of the conflict in 2009. Last month members of the UN Human Rights Council did finally vote to set up an inquiry. To many governments it looks as if the issue of accountability is now being dealt with by the UN and they can put their minds at rest and move on.

'When Rape Is Inevitable, Lie Back And Enjoy It'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK

A former mayor has apologised after making "repulsive" comments about rape. Cheltenham Borough Councillor Barbara Driver faced calls for resignatio...

'I Don't Deserve To Be Raped'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK

A powerful campaign has been launched after a shocking survey revealed attitudes on sexual assault in Brazil. The country's Institute for Applied E...

Kent Union Pulls 'Disturbing' Summer Ball Poster Of Vulnerable, Lonely Girl

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A university's student union has been forced to apologise after it used a picture of a lonely, vulnerable-looking girl to advertise its summer ball. ...

Are We 'Asking for It'?

Yasmin Ahmed | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Yasmin Ahmed

We live in a society whereby sexual assault is belittled, rationalised and even condoned. The manner in which women dress is constantly quoted as a stimulus to rape. Nevertheless, victims are judged on the basis of illustration; as if a finer shade of eye-liner, lipstick or foundation could have possibly made a greater disparity...

British Businesswoman Allegedly Raped In Luxury Hotel In Egypt

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK

Police in the UK are assisting the investigation into the alleged rape of a British businesswoman in a luxury hotel in Egypt. The woman, aged in her 4...

Man Charged With Rape Uses 'Good Looks' As Defence

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK

A man charged with raping a woman in Atlanta has said that his good looks partly explain why it was a consensual act. Last September, Darrious Mat...

Is Controversial Pro-Rape Leeds Club Night Tequila UK 'Reopening Under A New Name'?

The Huffington Post UK | Cristina Criddle | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A new club night is denying links to an events company which used a pro-rape video to advertise its events, but has admitted it is "filling a gap" aft...

Ban Bossy? Ban 'Frape'

Jessica McKay | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica McKay

Backed by the likes of Victoria Beckham and Beyoncé, the 'Ban Bossy' campaign - calling for the prohibition of the apparently gendered word 'bossy' - is a big deal, whether you support it or not.

Would Celebrating Female Sexuality Help to Reduce Levels of Sexual Violence and Rape?

Heather McIntosh | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Heather McIntosh

Of course, women can technically have casual sex whenever they want. There's no law against it. But there is a deep-seated societal disapproval, which arguably, is just as powerful a deterrent.

Violence Against Women: A UK Problem

Rosie Tallant | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Tallant

In terms of domestic abuse, 31% of women have experienced one or more incidents since the age of 16. It is worth bearing in mind that sexual violence and domestic abuse are vastly underreported, so even though the UK is on par with the rest of the world statistically, in reality these numbers are likely to be much higher.

Marching To End Male Violence Against Women & Girls

Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara C Nelson

On Saturday I marked International Women's Day by proudly marching in the name of ending male violence towards women and girls.

My Pledge: 'I'm a Woman, Hear Me Roar'

Leyla Hussein | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK
Leyla Hussein

I have the privilege to share my thoughts whether it is out of anger, frustration or happiness. Although theoretically I've always known this is a privilege, I have only now understood how precious this freedom is. In my recent work, I met women and girls who cannot think freely, let alone speak out...

When You Can't Tell Anyone You've Been Raped - Because You're Disabled

Clare Pelham | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK
Clare Pelham

As women across the world get ready to celebrate their International Day, there is one sobering subject that we should not forget - the terrible toll abuse and violence takes on women, particularly disabled women.

Join the Million Women Rising Against Male Violence

Louise Pennington | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

The cost of domestic violence alone to the UK economy is £23 billion pounds a year with approximately 1 in 8 women experiencing domestic violence every year.

National Police Lead for Prostitution, ACC Chris Armitt, Discusses the Merseyside Hate Crime Model

Ruth Jacobs | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Politics
Ruth Jacobs

Based in Merseyside where he is Assistant Chief Constable for People Development, ACC Armitt sees first-hand the benefits to people in the sex trade, the police and the wider community of the hate crime approach... Here he explains why he advocates for the Merseyside model of policing prostitution.

Teen Abducted And Raped For 12 Hours In Bishop Stortford

PA | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK

Police are investigating the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl who was forced into a vehicle and kept in an unknown location overnight. The teenag...

Met Advisor Says Rape Has Been 'Decriminalised'

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK

A new unpublished report suggests that rape has been effectively 'decriminalised' among vulnerable women. According to research by the Bureau of In...

Boy Aged 14 Charged With Raping His Own Mother In Blackpool

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK

A 14-year-old boy has become the youngest ever person to be charged with raping their own mother. The teen is alleged to have committed the attack ...

Kent Police 'Safe Exit' Scheme Claiming to Help Women in Prostitution Instead Caused Them Harm

Ruth Jacobs | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK
Ruth Jacobs

This was not a scheme concerned with helping a group of vulnerable women. It was a scheme concerned with gentrification. The award Safe Exit received from Police and Crime Commissioner, Ann Barnes, was for 'cleaning up the streets' and not for any help given to women leaving the sex trade.

Only Yes Means Yes

Gemma Parry | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gemma Parry

While it is clear to many of us that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, the difficulties in communication between the sexes is a subject that has never really been understood. Both men and women, in fact humans in general, often find difficulty in understanding that, sometimes, when someone says no, that they really mean no.

'There Are No Winners'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK

Coronation Street star Bill Roache has been found not guilty of all charges at Preston Crown Court. Roache, 81, who plays Ken Barlow in the ITV soa...

Policing Prostitution - The Merseyside Hate Crime Model That Prioritises Protection of Sex Workers

Ruth Jacobs | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK
Ruth Jacobs

Women in the sex trade don't have the protection of the police. Often when reporting crimes against them they fear being charged with something related to prostitution, not being believed, being blamed, losing their standing in the community, losing custody of their children.

Soldier Found Hanged After Rape Claim

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

A Royal Military Police officer was found hanging in her barracks two years after alleging she had been raped by two soldiers, an inquest heard. Co...