UK Rape

Former Home Secretary 'Questioned Over Rape Allegation'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Politics

Former Home Secretary Leon Brittan has been reportedly been questioned over a historic allegation of rape. Lord Brittan, as he is now known, was qu...

'Murdered By My Boyfriend': Give Victims a Voice

Kat Hind | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kat Hind

The horrifying reality of domestic abuse is that it happens in the home, often over a period of time in which abuse may escalate into severe violence. However because of the ongoing nature of this sort of crime, it becomes inexcusable that there is a deficiency in effective intervention and prevention.

Police Appeal After Teenage Girl Is Gang-Raped In Slough

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK

Detectives have renewed their plea for help after a 17-year-old girl was gang-raped by a group of men in a secluded nature spot. The teenager was a...

These Disturbing Posters Put Together Incest And Disney Princesses For Rape Awareness

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK

A striking new awareness campaign about rape and incest features some unlikely stars: Disney princesses. And their dads. Artist Saint Hoax recently...

Did Jimmy Savile Kill A Child? Police Launch Fresh Probe

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK

Jimmy Savile may have been involved in the death of a child during his horrifying 50 year campaign of abuse, a shocking new report has said. The al...

This Jimmy Savile Interview From 1990 Is Now Even More Horrifying

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK

Claims that Jimmy Savile may have sexually interfered with dead bodies are some of the most horrifying revelations yet about the disgraced broadcaster...

Jimmy Savile Performed Sex Acts On Dead Bodies At Leeds General Infirmary

PA | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK

Claims that Jimmy Savile may have sexually interfered with dead bodies are some of the most shocking revelations yet about the disgraced broadcaster. ...

Rhiannon Brooker Jailed For Falsely Accusing Boyfriend Of Series Of Rapes

PA | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK

A lying law graduate who falsely accused her boyfriend of a series of rapes has been jailed for three-and-a-half years. Rhiannon Brooker, 30, falsely ...

Savile Wore 'Huge Rings Made From Glass Eyes Of Dead Bodies'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK

Disgraced presenter Savile "wore huge rings that he said were made from the glass eyes of dead bodies", according to a sickening series of reports int...

90-Year-Old Dragged From The Street And Raped

PA | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK

A 90-year-old woman has been dragged off the street and raped. The attack happened in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, as the pensioner walked to the ...

'Cutting Grass Is Not Punishment For Rape'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK

Hundreds of protesters have taken to Kenya's streets town to demand justice for a schoolgirl who was brutally gang raped. After the horrific attack...

Oxford Union President Calls For Anonymity For Accused Rapists

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The Oxford Union president who was recently cleared of rape claims has said accused rapists should have the right to remain anonymous after he was tar...

Breaking the Silence in Somalia

Isabelle Younane | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Politics
Isabelle Younane

As I learned from this event - and from the Global Summit in general - the effects of globalisation and immigration mean that the West can no longer sit back and allow the suffering of ethnic groups, particularly as some of their members now walk the streets of our egalitarian nation. Hopefully, this modest event was a first step in creating a dialogue between Somali victims and the international community about the reality of life as a minority in Somalia, and what we can do to help.

'Monster' Myth Hides Complexity of Sexual Violence in Conflict

Henri Myrttinen | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK
Henri Myrttinen

This week has seen a flurry of activity around an issue that for far too long has been forgotten, silenced or viewed as an inevitable consequence of war: sexual violence in conflict. All of this is extremely important - but in the rush to 'do something' about the horrific crimes being committed in Syria, Central African Republic, Nigeria, and other conflict zones, we should not forget some basic premises.

A World of Blood and Honey: How this Week's Global Summit Has Already Begun to Change Us All

Onjali Rauf | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK
Onjali Rauf

"If I have a hope, it is that people will see this... and begin to understand what sexual violence means, what it does, and its true impact. For it ...

Admirable Aims, But Let's Deal With the Realities of Rape in War

John Lotspeich | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK
John Lotspeich

Collateral damage. Two words that change a woman who has been raped into a statistic. Two words that excuse sexual violence as an unfortunate but inevitable side-effect war...

Another Horrific Rape And Murder Of An Indian Teenager

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK

An Indian teenager has reportedly been hanged from a tree after being raped and murdered, in a case that echoes the horrific rape and murder of two co...

The Rape Victims Who Still Wait for Justice

Emime Ndihokubwayo | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK
Emime Ndihokubwayo

The truth is that sexual violence - in warfare and otherwise - is still a choice someone has made. And at the moment it is a choice that will likely never see any form of redress or retribution. By teaching women who have been raped about their rights, supporting them to prosecute rapists and getting them vital medical support, we are not only helping survivors get the justice they deserve and crave, we are making a statement.

A System Which Causes Undue Harm to Victims of Rape

Alex Feis-Bryce | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK
Alex Feis-Bryce

If Blackstone's Formulation is based on the principle that the state should not cause undue or mistaken harm then we need to seriously consider the harm to victims of rape and sexual assault who are subjected to an horrendous ordeal and then tragically failed by a system which allows them to be discredited and humiliated in the name of justice and all too often their courage in coming forward turns out to be in vain.

Signing of Declaration Doesn't Mean End of Sexual Violence in Burma

Zoya Phan | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK
Zoya Phan

Foreign Secretary William Hague deserves a lot of credit for helping to persuade the Burmese government to sign this declaration, but he should remember Thein Sein's broken promise on releasing all political prisoners by the end of last year, and keep up the pressure to make sure he keeps his word this time.

We Need to Talk About Consent

Fran Hall | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Fran Hall

Consent is a word we may think we have an understanding of, given its commonplace and importance in the law. But when it comes to sex and relationships we need to clarify and talk far more openly about it, particularly in schools, to help combat the widespread sexual violence against women; a problem that is reaching alarming levels.

'I Was A Product Of Rape' Says Miss USA Hopeful Who Educates Women About Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Beauty pageants are often derided as fluff, but a counter-argument that seems to be growing is that it also helps to highlight exceptional women. ...

Forget 'Dark Alley Rapist' Myths

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK

Society must reject the "out-of date myths" about rape and the idea that a rapist is "a man in a balaclava in a dark alley", leading legal figures hav...

Jessica Elgot

Charlize Theron Just Compared Media Intrusion To Rape. This Might Not End Well

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK

Women's rights campaigners have hit out at Charlize Theron after she compared the media coverage of her private life to being raped. The 'Million W...

#YesAllWomen and Adrienne Truscott are Asking For It - That Is, a Deeper Conversation About Rape

Winnie M Li | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Winnie M Li

Adrienne's on-stage persona might prompt a similar stereotypical thought: "She looks like a classic rape victim: peroxide blonde, drunk in a bar, and showing her legs." And yet, she's not asking for it - which is exactly her point.