Sexual Violence

The Waugh Zone February 5, 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday February 5, 2016… 1) POLE POSITION As part of his mammoth bid to win more EU Ai...

Remembering 'The Forgotten Crisis'

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 24.01.2016 | UK
Yasmin Khatun

The international response to what took place and what continues to take place is both a travesty and injustice. Hundreds of thousands of Innocent men, women and children fled to neighbouring countries such as Chad and Cameroon but more than 600,000 people remain displaced inside the country with many trapped inside enclaves they cannot escape.

Germany's False Debate on New Year's Sexual Assaults

Matty Edwards | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Matty Edwards

Germany's start to 2016 has been dominated by a wave of sexual assaults that took place in Cologne and elsewhere on New Year's Eve. A number of the suspects for these assaults were of North African origin, which has once again stirred up the main debate in Germany- how to deal with the European refugee crisis.

Instagram Apologise To Rape Victim For Removing Her Post

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Update: Instagram have now reinstated the caption. Speaking to HuffPost UK, a spokesperson said: "It took a lot of courage for Amber to share her s...

Kylie Jenner Shares Heartbreaking Story Of Male Rape Survivor

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Kylie Jenner has shared a heartbreaking story of a young man who was physically, sexually and emotionally abused by his partner. Matteo Bologna, wh...

The World Must Not Fail Syria's Women. Now Is the Time to Act

Brita Fernandez Schmidt | Posted 20.12.2015 | UK
Brita Fernandez Schmidt

The dangers facing women are so palpable and real that UN Women has issued urgent requests for humanitarian agencies in the KRI to provide psycho-social support for traumatised women, as well as livelihood programmes for non-camp based women refugees in order to increase their incomes and reduce their vulnerabilities.

Rape Survivors: Let's Talk

Sarah Redrup | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Redrup

The difficulty is that it is very hard to stop that stigma from seeping into the lives of those who experience it. The more that we hate rapists and are disgusted by that crime, the weirder we feel about those affected by it. If a crime is so heinous, horrific and life altering then how can survivors look like normal people, act like normal people and still be sexually active like normal people?

#HerVoice Panel Lead Debate on Gender-Based Violence

Tristen Lee | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK
Tristen Lee

Earlier this month, Snehalaya UK joined forces with British journalist and campaigner Jenn Selby to launch #HerVoice: an initiative which aims to ab...

Challenge Porn on International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women

Rachel Bell | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK
Rachel Bell

Sentencing the murderer of teenager Becky Watts, the judge, Mr Justice Dingemans, broke down and cried. The sixteen year old's step brother, Nathan Ma...

New Campaign Seeks to Give India Back #HerVoice

Tristen Lee | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK
Tristen Lee

This week, saw the launch of the #HerVoice campaign; an initiative led by British journalist and campaigner, Jenn Selby, which aims to raise awareness of the atrocities perpetrated every day, against women and young girls in India.

Why I Needed Consent Lessons

Sarah Redrup | Posted 20.10.2015 | 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.

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...

David Cameron Must Keep His Promises to Women

Barry Johnston | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK
Barry Johnston

Perhaps most startling of the indignities and injustices women still face is the stark fact that one in three women suffer violence. Women like Wangu Kanja from Kenya, who was car-jacked and raped in Kenya's capital city, Nairobi...

Jeremy Corbyn and the Women-Only Carriages Paradox

Ending Victimisation and Blame | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Politics
Ending Victimisation and Blame

Women, who may be working, reading, sleeping or just not interested, are forced to negotiate their space knowing that the man sitting beside them might be the one who calls them a frigid bitch if they don't want to chat. Or, the one who punches her in the face.

In Defence of Diaspora and Sri Lanka's Invisible Victims

Frances Harrison | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Frances Harrison

There's typically a sense that once people have fled their country they no longer deserve a full stake in its future. Perhaps the assumption is exiles have assimilated elsewhere, their children no longer speak the language or understand the nuances of the culture. Sometimes there's a degree of envy - members of a diaspora are considered financially better off abroad...

Women at the Forefront of Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Need Our Support

Jenny Ricks | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Jenny Ricks

This is action that cannot afford to wait. We cannot afford to miss this moment. If we do, women and girls will continue to pay with their bodies, their choices, their opportunities and their lives for generations to come.

A Cultural Change Is Needed So That the Word 'Stalking' Is Not Joked About

Kristiana Wrixon | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kristiana Wrixon

From the very first day we received calls from victims of stalking who said they felt let down by the criminal justice system, who had been told they should just ignore their stalker or be flattered by the attention.

#Jazzhands, Trauma and Male Violence

Louise Pennington | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

This idea that universities must become 'safe spaces' free of dissent or discussion is infantilising an entire generation of students. Staff put content notes on lectures, but you cannot study history without learning about genocide, mass rape and religious wars.

Two In Five Teenage Girls Suffer Sexual Violence From Partners, Study Reveals

PA | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Two in five girls, some aged just 13, have experienced sexual violence from a partner, according to a new study into teenage relationships. The res...

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.

Consent Workshops Need to be Mandatory at Universities

Zahra Wynne | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Zahra Wynne

Here's the resounding message: 'Don't get raped!'. Why is there no talk telling people not to rape, and teaching them what constitutes rape? Considering that most victims of sexual assault are assaulted by somebody they know, the 'don't walk home alone' message is proving to be falling short in protecting students. We need something more.

Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict by Empowering Women

Felicity Gerry | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Felicity Gerry

To end sexual violence in conflict, there needs to be more women in senior positions within the UN and other international organisations, more female ambassadors to the UN; and more women in the police and military.

What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls?

Emma Fulu | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK
Emma Fulu

Today, on International Human Rights Day, the DFID- flagship programme, What Works to Prevent Violence, is unveiling the recipients of its global research and innovation grants. Eighteen cutting-edge projects to prevent violence against women and girls have been sele

Slow Progress on Rape Reform in India

Felicity Gerry | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK
Felicity Gerry

New laws followed the inquiry report on stalking, voyeurism, sexual harassment, sentencing and mandatory police reporting of complaints of sexual attacks but, laws are not enough and as time passes and another woman is raped, the question is whether all the efforts of the report writers to urge a change in mind-set have failed.

Why We Need International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Around three million women in the UK experience some sort of violence. If that sounds like a routine statistic, let's name it so that it really hi...