UK Rape

Shocking Figures On Male Rape Reveal The Impact Of Stigma On Victims

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

"I had my dressing gown and slippers on when he told me he was going to rape me. I have no idea why he did it, he was really angry." Five years ago...

The White House Is Using Angry Bears To Make Young Men Care About Rape

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

In an attempt to encourage male college students to stop dismissing sexual violence on university campuses, the White House has launched a campaign us...

Unreported Rapes of Teens Show Smashing Rape Myths and Sexism Is Essential in Schools

Rachel Bell | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Bell

Girls do not report because of fear of reliving their trauma, the culture of shame, going to court, being judged, fearing the perpetrator and not being believed. But BBCThree's Sex on Trial clearly demonstrated other deep-rooted factors at play.

Hundreds of Women Kidnapped by ISIS Need Britain's Help

Rozin Khalil | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rozin Khalil

Amid the trail of destruction, over three thousand daughters, mothers and grandmothers were seized and taken deep into Islamic State's heartland. Here, they were branded 'infidels', tortured, raped and sold into sexual slavery. I'm a British Yazidi teenager, determined to help these women.

Admit It, We're a Misguided Generation That Don't Really Know What Rape or Consent Is

Tasha Okeke | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

Someone also stated that yes it was true she didn't give consent, but she didn't say no. Honestly, it's crazy that the fact she didn't explicitly give consent didn't just close the conversation of whether it was rape or not, it had to be debated. Even though she was clearly seen to be unresponsive.

The Piece Of Jewellery That Could Protect A Woman From Rape Or Assault

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Currently in the UK, three million women experience violence each year. Meanwhile, every six minutes a woman is raped. One inventor hopes to help c...

Man Charged Over String Of Sex Assaults In South West London

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK

A man has been charged over a string of sex assaults against women in south London, police have said. Scotland Yard charged Mehdi Midani, 24, of no...

Thousands Of Teenagers Are Too Scared To Report Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of teenagers in England and Wales are too scared to go to the police if they have been raped, sexually exploited or victims of sexual assaul...

#SexOnTrial: People Are Gobsmacked At How Little Teenagers Know About Rape

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A programme aired by the BBC has left many reeling with shock as to how little some teenagers know about sexual consent and rape. BBC Three produce...

Surviving Rape

Ella Mathews | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ella Mathews

By the end of the day, I could no longer pretend nothing had happened. Hazy memories had penetrated my armour of denial. He'd come into the room in the middle of the night. He'd pulled my clothes off. He'd pushed inside me. I'd tried to stop him but I was half asleep, confused, still under the effects of alcohol.

This MP Has Been Inundated With Rape Threats - For Objecting To Men's Day Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK

Labour MP Jess Phillips has spoken of her disgust after being inundated with online threats to rape and murder her. The mother-of-two tweeted on F...

Police Launch Campaign That Uses Analogy Of Tea For Sexual Consent

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Thames Valley Police has launched a YouTube campaign discussing what sexual consent means using a brilliant tea analogy. The campaign, titled Conse...

I'm a Feminist and I Love Men

Janie Davies | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Janie Davies

As feminist content floods the media in the run-up to the Feminism in London conference this weekend, the backlash from offended men, and strangely so...

Why I Needed Consent Lessons

Sarah Redrup | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Redrup

As unions and universities, we have the perfect opportunity to grab the attention of young people moving into their new home. We can show them that it's okay to speak about consent and it's okay to speak about rape. We can be the ones to help survivors report and ask for help. We can be the ones to help destroy the shame that so often nips at their heels.

Oxford University Student Activist Accused Of Raping Female Victim She'd Already Admitted Assaulting

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Two women have accused Oxford University student activist Annie Teriba of rape, just weeks after she released a statement admitting to sexually assaul...

Teenagers Arrested For Child Rape As Anger Mounts Over Delhi Sexual Violence

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 18.10.2015 | UK

Two teenagers are among five people arrested in connection with sex attacks on children in Delhi. In two horrific separate incidents, a two-year-ol...

We Need Consent Taught at Universities

Rachel May | Posted 15.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel May

Teaching consent at Universities is not a cure-all: it is a start. We must take young people and sexual assault seriously, and the NUS and Students' Unions are taking necessary steps to do so. For those berating the need for further action, those disputing whether this is enough: there is no better place to start fighting rape culture and concepts of patriarchal masculinity, than in a classroom.

Warwick Student Objects To Sexual Consent Lessons Saying He Does Not 'Look Like A Rapist'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A Warwick University student has taken a stand against sexual consent courses, saying he does not need to be taught about rape - and does not "look li...

YouTuber's Social Experiment On Abducting Women Branded 'Victim Blaming'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A YouTuber, who staged a social experiment to show "how easy it is to abduct women", has been called out for "victim blaming". Joey Salads, 21, dro...

Ched Evans' Rape Conviction Referred To Appeal Court

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK

Former Sheffield United and Wales footballer Ched Evans has had his rape conviction referred to the Court of Appeal. The Criminal Cases Review Com...

Man Charged For Raping Teen Outside Primark In 'Horrendous' Assault

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A man has been charged for raping a teenager outside a Primark store in Edinburgh city centre, in what police described as a "horrendous" attack. T...

University Blamed After Student Who Was 'Raped By Fellow Undergraduate' Commits Suicide At Parents' Home

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The family of a student who committed suicide at her parents' home after saying she was raped by a fellow undergraduate has slammed the university for...

Children As Young As Five Among Thousands Sexually Abused At Schools

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 06.09.2015 | UK

Thousands of children, some as young as five, are sexually abused at school every year, an investigation has revealed. More than 5,500 sex offences...

No Means No

Aimee Gander | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK
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Aimee Gander

I hope that none of you have known the pain, terror, shame and hatred that come with a sexual assault. However a sad statistic states that in 2014 20% of women and 9% of men between the ages of sixteen and fifty nine have. And those are the ones that have been brave enough to come forward and report it.

Chrissie Hynde, It Was Not Your Fault

Charlie Webster | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK
Charlie Webster

If you are a survivor of sexual abuse the chances are you will have felt and battled with self-blame, the same as Chrissie still is now - and so did I. This is very normal. The most common question in sexual assault is "Was it my fault?" There are no actions anyone can ever take that make sexual abuse permissible. The offender is always responsible for their actions. What we should be looking at, is why "was it my fault?" is the most common question and how we change this.