Sexual Assault

This Blog Helps Survivors Of Abuse Talk About The Lasting Impact Of Assault

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Abuse continues to impact lives long after the assault has been committed, as survivors know all to well. New blog Lasting Impact aims to raise awa...

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...

Reports Of Sexual Offences On London Transport Are Soaring

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK

The number of sexual offences reported on London's public transport network is soaring. There were 34.7% more sexual offences reported on the netwo...

Why Abused Men Need The Support To Say 'I've Been Raped'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK

The "under-discussed phenomena" of men who are raped or sexually abused is being tackled by a powerful advertising campaign - as the first digital ser...

Less Than Half Of Britain's 'Elite' Universities Don't Record Rape Allegations Properly

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Less than half of Britain's elite universities do not properly record allegations of rape, sexual assaults or sexual harassment, an investigation has ...

Waitress Gives Sexually Aggressive Customer What's Coming To Him

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK

Remarkable footage has emerged of a Russian waitress retaliating against a customer who tried to sexually assault her. CCTV captured the distressin...

Human Rights Act Put To Excellent Use By Young Rape Victim The Police Ignored

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

The Human Rights act has been used by a rape victim who police didn't believe - and then arrested for perverting the course of justice. Hampshire C...

Student Carries Mattress To Graduation To Protest Against Rape

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Last September, US student Emma Sulkowicz vowed to carry her mattress everywhere with her, until the man she accused of raping her was expelled from C...

Florida College 'Forced Students To Perform Vaginal Probes On Each Other'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A college in Florida is facing a lawsuit after two students claim they were forced to perform vaginal probes on each other as part of their medical co...

Sexual Assault: Society, Stop With the Slut Shaming

Lizzie Jones | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lizzie Jones

Sexual assault is something that you hear about and feel utterly appalled that these things go on in the world - but you also feel that you are in the middle of a safe bubble that will protect you from it ever happening to you... wrong.

I've Lost Count the Number of Times I Have Been Sexually Assaulted

Sanchita Islam | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Sanchita Islam

My first sexual assault took place at Central Reference Library, Manchester. I was studying assiduously for my A-levels, after securing a conditional offer to study at Somerville College, Oxford University.

This Woman's Project Show The Lengths Young Women Go To So They Can Stay Safe On Campus

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Following a conversation about how she and her fellow classmates kept themselves safe on campus, Taylor Yocom decided to use the experience to highlig...

Sexual Assault Survivor Strips Nearly Naked Outside Library To Show Her Body Isn't A Sex Object

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A student from Texas stripped nearly naked and sat outside her college library for 45 minutes in order to demonstrate her body isn't a sex object. ...

Bystander Intervention in Rape Culture

Fiona McPhillips | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK
Fiona McPhillips

A video has emerged showing hundreds of people standing and watching while an incapacitated woman was gang raped on a beach in Florida during spring break celebrations last month. The police officer investigating the incident said the footage was the "most disgusting, sickening thing" he had ever seen.

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.

Reflections on a Teen Bra Twanger

Natasha Batsford | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Batsford

I can see the children struggle with the idea even as I explain it to them: Usually it is a game of chase that has ended in tears because Esme has become bored but Alfie is determined to keep chasing her anyway.

BBC Rushes To Air Gang Rape Documentary That India Tried To Ban

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK

The BBC has rushed to air its groundbreaking documentary 'India's Daughter' on Wednesday night after the Indian government said it would try to ban th...

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...

India Gang Rapist's Shocking Comments Blame Victim For Her Own Death

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK

A man sentenced to death for the brutal gang rape and murder of Indian student Jyoti Singh in 2012 has claimed female victims of rape are more respons...

Should Women Be Scared of Travelling in India? Read What These 10 Women Have to Say

Priya Shetty | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Priya Shetty

I've travelled all over India, and will continue to do so, taking the same precautions I always have. But do other women feel differently? To find out, I asked a group of professional women who either live in India, or travel there often, how they feel about their safety in India...

Karen Danczuk's Brother Angry At Rape Claims

PA | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK

The brother of MP's wife Karen Danczuk has denied her claims that he raped her as a child, it has been reported. Mrs Danczuk, 31, married to Rochda...

Arrest Made After Selfie Queen Karen Danczuk Claims She Was Raped As A Child

PA | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK

A 36-year-old man arrested in connection with sex abuse allegations made by Labour councillor Karen Danczuk has been released on bail. Mrs Danczuk,...

No Means No! That Includes You, Mister!

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Christopher Baldwin

I was relieved to be out of his grasp, but too frightened to ask him to leave. Once I was out of the bed I had to negotiate having a potential rapist in my bedroom, without any way of getting rid of him. If I demanded he leave, I was worried it would precipitate another attack.

More Than A Third Of Female University Students 'Have Been Sexually Assaulted'

PA | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

More than a third of women students at UK universities say they have been subjected to sexual assaults or harassment, according to a survey. The po...

The Inconvenient Truth About Women, Alcohol & Sexual Assault

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

There are some lessons a woman never wants to learn. That cannot be unlearned. That stain with an indelible ink you have to just learn to accept as a part of your new history. There are some parts of ourselves we build a cage around.