Sexual Violence

How Do We Tackle Sexual Violence In Schools?

Angela Crawley | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Politics
Angela Crawley

The Women and Equalities Committee has this week published its third report since its establishment, on the issue of sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools. According to the research statistics, this is our widest-reaching report yet: a 2015 Girlguiding UK study found that 75% of girls and young women said anxiety about potentially experiencing sexual harassment affects their lives in some way.

XXX School Girls Wanted

Rachel Bell | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK
Rachel Bell

'I've answered phones in enough brothels to know the most common question is always, 'What age is the youngest girl you have?' writes Rachel Moran, a ...

Someone Needs To Tell The Media That Brock Turner Isn't The Victim

Emma Critchley | Posted 04.09.2016 | UK
Emma Critchley

The media needs to stop normalising rape and pushing blame onto the victim. Secret survivors of rape are everywhere. This burden will always be with them. We need to make it easier for survivors of rape to talk about what has happened; we need to make it easier for survivors to come forward. The media needs to stop with its crude reporting of rape.

More Than a Roof: Women's Shelters Changing Lives

Lee Webster | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK
Lee Webster

The UK government has in recent years done much good work on violence against women and girls in their development programmes and funding and this has frankly saved women's lives. But now more than ever, we must keep up the momentum and commit to more core, flexible and long-term funding for women's rights organisations.

A Tide of Violence and Discrimination Against Women in Iraqi Kurdistan

Johanna Higgs | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Politics
Johanna Higgs

Sitting on a park bench in the center of Erbil, northern Iraq with two local Kurdish men, I'm deep in conversation about violence against women. My long-standing work on women's rights with my charity Project Monma has brought me to northern Iraq twice now.

33 Men Hunted After Horrific Gang Rape Posted To Social Media

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK

Videos and pictures of the gang rape of a teenager, published to Twitter, have led to a police hunt for more than 30 men suspected of participating in...

#WhenIWas Hashtag Gives Women Who Suffered Sexual Harassment A Voice

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

"In middle school, this random guy pushed me against a wall and tried to make out with me. I didn't know who he was." This is one of many disturbing a...

One Minister Cannot End Sexual Violence in Conflict Alone

Sonya Sceats | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Politics
Sonya Sceats

While the Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and his team rush to corporate lunches, leaving morals at the door, there is still one minister bravely championing human rights in British foreign policy.

Like Genocide, Slavery and Torture, Sexual Violence During Conflict Must Be Challenged and Eradicated

Baroness Emma Nicholson | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Politics
Baroness Emma Nicholson

The UK Government has played a key role in starting what will be a long and difficult road to ending sexual violence in conflict. It is time for it to show it has the mettle and the motivation to stay the course.

Sexual Violence - the Rite of Passage for Young Girls in the 21st Century?

Esther De La Ford | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Esther De La Ford

When you're a teenager and trying to fit in 'feminism' is almost like a dirty word, so if you're radical you label yourself a 'humanist' because while you don't really understand what feminism means, judging by the reaction of your peers it's not 'cool' and it certainly isn't sexy. Now at 21 years of age I couldn't find one female friend or family member who doesn't label themselves as a feminist, and most of the women in my life have been on the receiving end of some kind of sexual violence at one point or another.

Displaced Masculinity

Luke Martin | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Martin

Men down talk about their emotions, and we certainly don't ask for help. I've fallen out with several friends and partners because one or both of us felt we couldn't ask for what we needed. This inability to talk is linked to higher suicide rates, poor mental health and use of substances as a coping mechanism.

Why I Love Glasgow: Anti-Rape Protest at George Square

Sophie McNaughton | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie McNaughton

I could probably list a hundred reasons why I love Glasgow, with everything from the culture, music, architecture, nightlife, and countless restaurants, to buskers and bagpipers on Buchanan Street, the Clyde, the Duke of Wellington with his ever-stylish traffic cone hat, and, of course, the people of Glasgow themselves.

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 Air Miles than any o...

Remembering 'The Forgotten Crisis'

Yasmin Khatun Dewan | Posted 24.01.2016 | UK
Yasmin Khatun Dewan

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 abol...

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 25.09.2016 | 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...