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Rape
07
Nov

‘Gossip Girl’ actor Ed Westwick Accused of Rape

Gossip Girl actor Ed Westwick has been accused of raping an actress — Kristina Cohen, three years ago. On Monday, actress Kristina Cohen wrote a lengthy Facebook post, admitting that she was raped by Ed Westwick. Westwick, the 30-year-old British actor, is best known for his role as Chuck Bass on Gossip Girl. In the...
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lawyer
02
Nov

Egyptian lawyer says men have “patriotic duty” to rape women who wear ripped jeans

An Egyptian lawyer has come under fire for suggesting that men have a ‘patriotic duty’ to rape women who wear ripped jeans. Nabih al-Wahsh is a well-known conservative commentator in Egypt, who appeared on current affairs talk show the Infrad Show to discuss a proposed new law on prostitution. The Independent reports that al-Wahsh asked...
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rape
10
Aug

Rape juries will hear more about men’s sexual history to increase conviction rates

Jurors in rape trials will now scrutinise the previous sexual behaviour of male defendants in a bid to increase conviction rates. Over 23,000 rape cases are reported to the police in Britain every year but less than 3,000 end with a conviction, meaning that less than one in thirty rape cases see the attacker convicted....
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festival
06
Jul

Sweden organises female-only festival: “We’ll run until all men have behaved themselves”

Sweden will hold it’s first ever female-only festival after reports of sexual assaults taking place at other festivals. The Guardian reports that Bråvalla, Sweden’s largest festival, was cancelled after four rapes and 23 sexual assaults were reported over the weekend. Bråvalla took place between June 28 and July 1, and featured The Killers and The...
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rape
07
Jun

Exploring attitudes towards the reporting of rape in the City of London | Survey

WeAreTheCity is supporting Caroline Fisk, a MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice Student at City, University of London, with her research to explore and understand attitudes towards the reporting of rape in the City of London. WE INVITE YOU TO TAKE HER SURVEY HERE Rape and sexual assaults are some of the most serious yet misunderstood...
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26
Apr

‘I was diagnosed with PTSD after sexual abuse’ reveals Abigail Breslin

Child star Abigail Breslin has opened up on social media about experiencing sexual abuse, with an explanation as to why she chose to remain silent.  Earlier in the month, the Little Miss Sunshine actress revealed that she had been raped in an Instagram post for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The post read: You are not...
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sexual abuse and sexual violence awareness week featured
06
Feb

Over 90,000 people in England and Wales are raped every year | Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week

Over 90,000 people in England and Wales is raped every year – roughly 11 people every hour. Despite these shocking statistics, only around 15 per cent of victims of sexual violence will report it to the police. It is also estimated that 29 per cent of rape victims tell no one, not even their close...
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drunk women on the floor of a club featured
23
Jan

Over a third of adults would blame a woman for being raped if she was drunk or wore short skirts

Over a third of adults in the UK would blame a woman for being raped if she was to go out late at night, wear a short skirt or gets drunk, according to new research. The Sounds Familiar report, conducted by the Fawcett Society, found that 38 per cent of men and 34 per cent...
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