Sexual Abuse

When Do Men Get Mentioned?

Nicky Mahoney | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nicky Mahoney

If a man has experienced abuse from another male he may fear people will consider him homosexual, and that he will experience discrimination attached to this assumption. If a male is abused by a female, people often don't recognise this as a traumatic event, and even suggest that the boy or man is 'lucky' for his experience.

Male Sexual Abuse: If It's Still a Taboo Let's Do Something About It

Duncan Craig | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Duncan Craig

Talking about the sexual abuse, rape and sexual exploitation of boys and men is an everyday occurrence for me (including my own survivorship), but standing in front of these audiences reminded me how difficult this subject is for much of society to hear and still very much a taboo to talk about.

Why Sexual Assault No Longer Surprises Me

Tasha Okeke | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

Recently an article was published detailing how nearly half of females in my university's city has been sexually assaulted. Scarily, this didn't even surprise me.

Watch What You Say

Duncan Craig | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK
Duncan Craig

The headline in Wednesday's Manchester Evening News read "Glamorous teaching assistant escapes jail despite admitting having sex with teenage pupil" ...

How We Are Failing to Stop Sex Offenders From Harming Our Children

Adam Simmonds | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK
Adam Simmonds

There is a paradox in the way that we currently deal with sex offenders; a contradiction that is putting innocent people in harm's way, and stopping us from preventing these horrible crimes from happening.

Chrissie Hynde Comes Under Fire Over 'Rape' Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 31.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

Chrissie Hynde has come under fire for suggesting that it can be a woman's fault if she becomes the victim of a sexual assault. The Pretenders sing...

Camila Batmanghelidjh May Have Been Incompetent - But She Wasn't Wrong

Gus Cairns | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK
Gus Cairns

Kids Company may well have been a chaotic mess organisationally; Batmanghelidjh's charisma may well have blinded important funders to that, and her ambition may have blinded her to it. But attempts to destroy the therapeutic understanding on which the charity was based smell to me of character assassination and will do nothing but set back therapeutic work with deprived kids (and adults) for years.

Why I Co-Founded a Festival Dedicated to Discussing Sexual Assault

Winnie M Li | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK
Winnie M Li

Are you one of us? There's millions of us out there. That's a question (and an answer) posed by a group of rape survivors in our recent video for the Clear Lines Festival, the UK's first-ever festival dedicated to talking about sexual assault and consent through the arts and discussion.

Six Members Of Child Sex Ring Found Guilty Of Horrifying Abuse

PA | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK

Six members of a child sex ring in Aylesbury have been found guilty of their part in the horrifying abuse of two schoolgirls which went on for years o...

South Yorkshire Police Still Failing To Protect Children From Sex Abuse

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK

South Yorkshire Police force is still failing to protect children from sexual abuse, despite two major reviews, a watchdog has found. A report publ...

EDL Protest In Sheffield Against City Becoming A 'Paedophile's Paradise'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 04.07.2015 | UK

English Defence League protesters reportedly brought part of central Sheffield to a standstill on Saturday during a rally they said was against the ci...

Words Speak Us - The Power of Saying It Out Loud

Esther Harris | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK
Esther Harris

I was thrilled for Esther Baker who found her voice. I am now scared for all those other Esther Bakers out there, unhappy, burying a truth. Our issues can beat us if we don't try and process them. We all owe ourselves the opportunity to say it out loud.

'Visionary' Head Jailed After Sordid Sex With Schoolboys Past Is Uncovered

PA | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK

A head teacher jailed for having sex with underage boys may have abused more children in the 1980s, police said. Anne Lakey, from Stanley, County D...

Yes Rolf Harris, We Can Tell What You Are - You Are a Remorseless Child Abuser

Will Black | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Will Black

Harris may be released from prison before he dies, but I would suggest his rehabilitation has much further to go if he doesn't recognise that the public sees him as a child abuser first and foremost. He was never much of an artist anyway and nobody wants to listen to a sex attacker smearing his victims.

The Daily Mirror Confuses 'Sleeping With' Someone And Rape

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK

A tweet from the Daily Mirror about a story regarding a girl who was allegedly raped by 60 men in a paedophile ring has been blasted by a leading char...

Being Judged?

Duncan Craig | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Duncan Craig

The impact of Hollyoaks creating this story and Channel 4 having the balls to air it at 6.30pm in the week has been felt right across the UK.

More Allegations Against Rolf Harris Have Surfaced...

PA | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK

A "full file" of evidence against disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris has been presented to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), sources said tonight. ...

And The Award For Most 'Reckless' Advert In The World Goes To...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An anti-vaccination group has come under fire after a photograph was posted on its Facebook page which compared rape to being vaccinated. The "reck...

Horrifying Report Details Systematic Rape And Abuse Carried Out By Islamic State

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK

Systematic rape, sexual and physical abuse, slavery and forced marriage are being carried out against Yazidi girls and women - some as young as 12 - b...

The Footballers Having Classes on Consent

BBC Radio 5 live | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Sport
BBC Radio 5 live

The devastation to all sides which can be caused by an accusation of a sexual crime was made clear to the players during the session. A former detective with Sussex police put them through the kind of interrogation and explains the forensic examination that a man will face if accused of a sexual crime.

Why Salvation Army's Latest Campaign Doesn't Do Enough for Domestic Abuse

Alexander Morgan | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK
Alexander Morgan

When I realised I was in trouble, I found there wasn't much help out there for me. It would take months for me to gather the courage to open a browser window, only to find when I type the words "Abuse" or "Violence", I would only find services and campaigns catered to women.

How to Empower Men and Women to Say No to Rape Culture

Catherine Phillips | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Catherine Phillips

Layla met Will on a night out. He seemed nice and mentioned they had lots of friends in common...

A Few Words Say So Much

Duncan Craig | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK
Duncan Craig

Until we desist from ignoring and negating male victims/survivors from discussions of sexual abuse, rape and sexual exploitation, we will continue to keep boys and men silent and take it from me... silence is a potential killer.

A Mission Against Sexual Violence

One Young World | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK
One Young World

Silence. That's how most of us have been programmed to deal with sexual assault. As children we are sheltered from its existence. The first introduction to abuse is when it happens to you, or to someone you know.

Karen Danczuk Reveals Selfies Are Her Way Of Coping With Sexual Abuse

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK

A councillor known for her penchant for posting selfies on social media has revealed she was repeatedly raped by a family friend from the age of six. ...