UK Rape

Coronation Street Star A 'Cockroach'

PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Coronation Street star William Roache was called a "cockroach" by a fellow cast member, a court has heard. And one of his alleged sex assault victi...

Russell Brand Saying No More Page 3

Lucy-Anne Holmes | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy-Anne Holmes

Recently the No More Page 3 team noticed that @rustyrockets had been responding to our supporters, saying he was behind us and expressing how he wanted a T-shirt. Did this surprise me? No. If anything I'm surprised it took him as long as it did!

'I Thought I Was To Blame, He Was Big, I Was Little'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A woman allegedly raped by Coronation Street star William Roache kept quiet for decades because she blamed herself, a court has heard. She describe...

Five Found Guilty Of Raping Teenage Girls

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A man and two teenage boys have been found guilty of a series of rapes against girls in Peterborough. Zdeno Mirga, 18, was convicted of eight count...

'I Went To Prison To Shake Hands With My Rapist'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A rape victim has met her attacker in prison, to reassure him that his life is not over, and he can have a future. Katja Rosenberg, 40, from London...

Risking Rape to Reach a Toilet in India's Slums

Louisa Gosling | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK
Louisa Gosling

A spate of brutal attacks on young women in India's urban centres, most recently a young woman in Calcutta who died after being gang-raped and set on fire, have drawn world attention. But thousands of other women are preyed upon at vulnerable moments, whether it's riding a bus, walking alone or, in the case of girls like Bhawna, looking for a place to relieve themselves.

Rape: What Can Britain Do About It?

Jack Fletcher | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

Unfortunately, as humans, if we have a notion that a crime can be gotten away with, then the incidence of that crime will be reflected in that belief; a virtue all too common place in sexual violence.

We Cannot Go Back to a Time When Victims Were Ignored and Violence Against Women Dismissed

Helen Jones | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Politics
Helen Jones

Imagine a world where two women a week are killed by their partners or former partners. A world where women are more at risk from domestic violence than from cancer, where every nine minutes a woman is raped. You don't have to imagine, for this is our world.

Unkind Cuts That Hurt Us All

Professor Damien Ridge | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Damien Ridge

In the past, circumcision might have made sense in highly militaristic societies as a means of disconnecting boys from their sensuality and feelings so that they can kill. But I'm not sure how useful that is in a world of drones and cyber warfare where few men will ever see battle.

Ian Watkins, Lostprophets Paedophile Rock Singer, Begins Jail Term At HMP Wakefield

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Paedophile rock singer Ian Watkins will be serving out his jail sentence in a prison that is home to some of Britain's most notorious sex offenders an...

Remembering Nirbhaya: Rape Is Every Country's Shame

Meera Syal | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK
Meera Syal

Rape is every country's shame. Violence against women and girls is a truly international disease. Around the world, one woman in three will experience rape or some form of violence in her lifetime. This keeps hundreds of millions of women and girls trapped in poverty, which is why I'm speaking out alongside ActionAid and other organisations who are working tirelessly to provide long-term support programmes for survivors and campaigns to put a stop to violence for good. The fact that women globally came together to mourn Nirbhaya tells us it is all our shame, and all our anger shouts the same message, enough is enough.

Delhi Rape: One Year On, What Has Changed for Women in India?

Priya Shah | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Priya Shah

Not much has changed for women in India. While the international arena can help, ultimately change has to come from within the country. Merely a change in law is not enough; a change in attitudes is also necessary to transform Indian society and make it a better place for women.

Jessica Elgot

'They Were Brought In To Service Officers, Then They Disappeared'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

North Korean woman prisoners were dragged in to 'service" guards at the country's political prisons, and then killed so the "secret could not get out,...

Survivor Stigma

Caroline Murphy | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Murphy

Experiences of sexual violence are many and varied, so rather than speaking 'for' survivors, I speak as one. I share my experience in the hope that some of the stigma will be broken down & that others might feel safe sharing their stories too.

Let's Hear It for the Boys

Emily Hoyle | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Hoyle

The constant bombardment of messages that disapprove female sexuality and jubilate male sexuality creates confusion about what sex and sexuality really mean. As author of 'The Lolita Effect' M G Durham, wrote "I despise the social double standards that celebrate boys' 'studliness' and condemn girls' desires."

Be Proactive On Tackling Rape, Police Told

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Rape prevention work needs to be undertaken by police officers, not just community groups, one of the Met's top officers has said. Dep Asst Commiss...

'Are You Lostprophets Fans?' Judge Asks Jury At 'Baby Rape' Trial

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK

A high-profile trial alleging that rock singer Ian Watkins is a baby-raping paedophile will begin on Tuesday. A panel of 22 potential jurors has be...

Naming the Perpetrators: Male Violence Against Women and Children

Louise Pennington | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Louise Pennington

Let's stop pretending that fatal male violence against women are isolated events; or that fatal male violence is somehow distinct from non-fatal male violence. If we truly want to eliminate male violence against women and children, then we need to start contextualising male violence within a culture that classes women as sub-human.

There Are No Blurred Lines Here - The Ban Is Unquestionably Needed

Sophie Jackson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Jackson

For months, the debate over universities' decisions to ban Blurred Lines has remained heated. The obvious reason for the ban is that the song is rife with sexism and casual support of rape culture. There is no doubt that the song is sexist. Robin Thicke himself does not deny that it demeans women...

'Miniskirts Are Not An Invitation': Colombians Join Protest Over Rape Comments

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A Colombian restaurant owner has incurred the wrath of women's rights groups after suggesting a 20-year-old allegedly raped in his parking lot may hav...

'If You Can't Prevent Rape You Enjoy It'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

India's top police official has caused outrage for uttering the statement: "If you can't prevent rape, you enjoy it." Central Bureau of Investigat...

Feminists, Put Your Tops Back on - Men, Listen Up!

Alastair Sloan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Alastair Sloan

Last week, a post on the subversive "ChinaSmack" caught my eye with a headline "Beijing Student asks "What My Vagina Says" About Feminism." Her pho...

Why Is Justice for Survivors of Violence Trivialised?

Natalie Gyte | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Natalie Gyte

It seems that not a day passes where stories of domestic violence, rape, abuse, and grooming do not hit our headlines. Last week was no exception. The...

When Is Rape Not Rape?

Louise Pennington | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

Perhaps we need to change campaigns about rape from telling women how to "protect" themselves from rape to telling men that if they can't tell the difference between a woman consenting and a woman who is being coerced or is unconscious, then they are too stupid to be having sex.

Oxford Rugby Club Suspended Over 'Free Pussy' Event

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A rugby club at Oxford University has been banned from competing and had its leadership dismissed after organising a "free pussy" event, which instruc...