Rape

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The back of a jacket which says Metropolitan Police

A Metropolitan police officer has been charged with a further 6 counts of rape

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Lauren Geall
  • An illustration of a phone with a mouse hovering over it
    News

    Why this small change in the law means a huge deal to rape victims

  • Sophie Ellis Bextor attends the "Everybody's Talking About Jamie" World Premiere at The Royal Festival Hall on September 13, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
    Celebrity

    Sophie Ellis Bextor’s rape story combats the toxic myths around sexual assault

  • Jodie Comer in The Last Duel
    Entertainment

    Jodie Comer and Adam Driver in a medieval movie? Yes please

Latest Stories

Rape review report
Politics

If the government wants to stop rape, it must invest in challenging rape myths

“This is a systemic problem that’s rooted in victim-blaming, rape myths and stereotypes.”

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Moya Crockett
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woman looking out of window
Politics

“We are deeply ashamed”: the government admits to failing rape survivors

In a landmark report, the government has apologised for letting down rape victims in England and Wales.

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Moya Crockett
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Lady Gaga
Celebrity

Lady Gaga details the reality of trauma after being sexually assaulted

“Your body remembers...”

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Hollie Richardson
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Woman's shadow
Life

Will women ever be safe at home or on the streets?

How a week dedicated to celebrating women turned into one about our lack of safety.

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Hollie Richardson
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Kayleigh Dray
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Jameela Jamil just underlined the big problem with that “not all men” argument

It is imperative that we stop making excuses for men’s behaviour.

Relationships

How to identify toxic behaviours early on in any relationship

Abuse can be so subtle at first that over time you may realise you’ve had your autonomy taken away from you but can’t quite identify why or when it started.

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Stylist Team
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News

40 dangerous myths about dating apps, sex and rape that must be challenged

The Crown Prosecution Service has released new guidance including a list of 40 dangerous myths often used in rape cases which they say must be challenged

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Jenn Selby
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Domestic Abuse Bill UK 2019
Women

“How the night I was raped changed the course of my life forever”

After being raped by a man on her way home one night, a young woman was determined to see her attacker jailed, and help other women in the same situation

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Jen H
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Netflix’s Criminal season 2: what that Kit Harington episode gets wrong about rape and consent
TV

What Netflix’s Criminal gets wrong about rape and consent

“This is a really disappointing and potentially harmful approach for the show to have taken,” says a Rape Crisis spokesperson.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Ciara Charteris attends the "Mary Quant" VIP preview at the Victoria & Albert Museum on April 03, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Maher/Getty Images)
People

Poldark’s Ciara Charteris chose not to report her rapist. Now, she’s taking the power back

The actor has spoken out about being assaulted by a “close friend.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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The British Houses of Parliament
People

Rape Crisis charity call decision to let accused Tory MP return to work “extremely disappointing”

The MP has voluntarily agreed not to return to Westminster next month, but will continue to represent his constituents from home.

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Lauren Geall
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Kayleigh Dray
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Jess Phillips calls for suspension of Tory MP arrested on suspicion of rape

According to reports, the unnamed politician was arrested after a former parliamentary staff member accused him of rape, sexual assault and coercive control.

Rape convictions at all time low in England and Wales.
Life

Rape convictions are at an all time low, and it is a “national emergency”

The figures are being described as “dismal” by campaigners.

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Hollie Richardson
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Michaela Coel
People

Michaela Coel shares the real-life experiences that inspired I May Destroy You

“I sat there sort of realising that the course of my life was forever going to change.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Life

Why it matters that police can no longer ask rape victims to hand over their phones

The practice is believed to have retraumatised some survivors and discouraged others from reporting their assault at all.

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Moya Crockett
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I May Destroy You on BBC One
Life

Michaela Coel shares inspiration for that unforgettable I May Destroy You finale

It is, quite simply, a masterpiece.

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Hollie Richardson
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Thandie Newton
People

Thandie Newton’s tale of abuse has been lost in those Tom Cruise “pimple” headlines

“If you’re a young Black girl and you get raped, in the film business, no one’s going to f**king care.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Duffy
People

Duffy criticises Netflix’s 365 Days film for “glamourising rape” in a powerful open letter

It's currently a top 10 film on the streaming platform.

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Hollie Richardson
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Kayleigh Dray
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I’ll Be Gone In The Dark could be the most important true crime series yet

The Sky Crime series will bring Michelle McNamara’s investigation into violent predator ‘The Golden State Killer’ to life in terrifying detail.

Tiffany Haddish
People

Tiffany Haddish says she “lost a little bit of my soul” after being raped by police cadet

“I had to learn revenge is not really where it’s at.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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