Sexual Abuse

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

Alexander Morgan | Posted 09.03.2015 | 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 04.03.2015 | 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 02.03.2015 | 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 27.02.2015 | 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. ...

How Fred Talbot's Secret Lust For Young Boys Was Revealed In Journals

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK

Fred Talbot hid his sex crimes from the world but the prolific diary writer confided his secret lusting for young boys in the pages of his journals. ...

Weatherman Fred Talbot Convicted Of Indecently Assaulting Two Boys

PA | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK

Ex-television weatherman Fred Talbot has been convicted of indecently assaulting two teenage boys when he was a teacher. Talbot was found guilty of...

TV Weatherman's Sex Trial Halted After Cutting Head In Witness Box Fall

PA | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK

The sex abuse trial of TV weatherman Fred Talbot was halted when he fell into a table and injured his head as he left the witness box. Talbot, 65, ...

Prince Andrew Faces The Music In First Appearance Since Sex Claims

PA | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK

The Duke of York has faced calls to address allegations that he had sex with an under-age teenager as he arrived at the World Economic Forum in Davos ...

TV Weatherman 'Used Extrovert Personality To Gain Trust Of Schoolboys'

PA | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK

Television weatherman Fred Talbot used his "boundless energy" and "extrovert personality" to help gain the affection and trust of five schoolboys he i...

Gary Glitter 'Tried To Rape Schoolgirl In Her Bed'

PA | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK

Former glam rock singer Gary Glitter crept into a schoolgirl's bed and tried to rape her at the height of his fame, a court heard. The youngster on...

Fury As Female Judge Says Married Teacher Was 'Groomed' By Teenage Girl

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK

The Attorney General has reportedly said he doesn't have the power to challenge the "lenient" sentence given to a teacher who repeatedly had sex with ...

Does the UK Really Need a Right to Anonymity?

Felicity Gerry | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK
Felicity Gerry

We have a right to fair and balanced policing. We have a right to know who is being investigated and prosecuted. We have a right to a fair trial. We have a right to open justice. Does the UK really need a right to anonymity?

Sexual Violence in North Korea: Giving a Voice to NK Refugees in the UK

Niki O'Brien | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK
Niki O'Brien

With a renewed international focus on human rights in North Korea, female refugees are increasingly sharing their stories, giving us a greater understanding of sexual violence and in subsequent countries of asylum.

Not Hard To See Which Side Fergie Is On Over Andrew Sex Allegations

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Boris Johnson defends Andrew saying he does "a huge amount of good" Prince Andrew's ex-wife Sarah Ferguson yesterday defended him in the wa...

Islamic State: Can the Laughter for a Bunch of Rapists and Murderers

Neil Durkin | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK
Neil Durkin

I wonder if something slightly odd has happened in the past six months or so, whereby the attention devoted to the group in the media and political spheres has dwelt unceasingly on their "barbarity" but failed to actually convey the scale of the human rights crimes involved. Has the effect been to almost trivialise the reality?

An Abusive Relationship Can Creep Up on You

Susan Leigh | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Imagine you went on a first date with someone who was sarcastic, nasty, disparaging towards you. It's hard to believe that you would agree to a second date. Yet an abusive relationship can creep up on us and have us gradually accepting that behaviour, justifying it, perhaps even feeling that we are in some way responsible for it happening.

Are the Invisible Finally Becoming Visible?

Duncan Craig | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Duncan Craig

If we don't publicly talk about boys and men as victims of sexual abuse then we're not providing them with the words that allow them to speak the language and set them free from that darkness. Does not talking mean that we collude with the silence, the pain and the suffering? But things are definitely changing for the better.

Let's Break the Silence Around Male Rape

Mike Penning | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Politics
Mike Penning

For anyone who's been a victim of sexual abuse, asking for help to recover is a big step, yet to move forward and cope with what's happened it can be crucial... We want to help tackle the stigma that surrounds male victims of sexual violence and encourage them to seek help. I also hope it will encourage more male victims to report the crime and bring their offender to justice.

Life Set To Get Much Tougher For 'Dark Net' Paedophiles

PA | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK

Millions of "sickening and depraved" child abuse images will be removed from the internet as part of an international crackdown being launched by the ...

Shia LaBeouf's Rape Allegation Is a Wake-Up Call That We Need to Talk About Female-on-Male Rape

Frances Black | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Frances Black

Many people seem flabbergasted at the notion of a man being raped by a woman... Because a man can never have a bad sexual experience, and a woman could never be a sexual predator... right?! That's wrong folk

Should We Lock Up Paedophiles and Throw Away the Key?

Jon Brown | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK
Jon Brown

If we are going to protect children from sexual abuse we must make sure that anyone who recognises they have a problem, and want help to make sure they don't harm a child, is supported in getting treatment. I don't think you can 'cure' someone of paedophilia but you can use therapy to help them control their urges.

No Adult Should Be Sending a Sexual Message to a Child

Claire Lilley | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK
Claire Lilley

Earlier this year a conversation with an MP was the catalyst that led me to realise there was a major flaw in the laws designed to protect children from sexual abuse. The teenage daughter of a constituent had been sent a series of text messages by an older man. The messages had started off innocently enough but then became more sexual in tone...

Why I Waited 17 Years to Report My Sexual Abuse

Abigail Eaton-Masters | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK
Abigail Eaton-Masters

From prominent personalities of stage and screen, and to those who hold significant power and authority in industry. To me, my step father held this same air of authority, and like a good little girl, I never disclosed his actions to anyone, for many years. I loved him like daughters love their fathers; I was protective of him, and did not want to see any harm come by him.

The Paradox of Men in Power Shaping Responses to Violence Against Women and Girls

Natalie Gyte | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Gyte

In a practical sense, no single remedy can address this endemic issue. Instead a range of solutions, constituting a holistic approach, are required. Firstly, a truly independent inquiry should be commissioned - one which is not led by any of the institutions implicated in the case, and further not implemented by a high profile man or men.