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  • Jeffrey Epstein and his then-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell pictured at a party in 2005.
    TV

    This new Jeffrey Epstein documentary finally gives a voice to survivors

  • The British Houses of Parliament
    People

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

  • 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”

Latest Stories

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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Athlete A is now available to stream on Netflix UK
Life

The vital documentary we all need to sit up and pay attention to

The critically-acclaimed Athlete A is available to stream on Netflix from 24 June.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Lady Gaga new record
People

Lady Gaga’s words on feeling ashamed after sexual assault are a difficult but vital listen

The singer has given an in-depth interview to mark the release of her new album Chromatica.

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Hollie Richardson
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Domestic Abuse Bill returns to parliament.
Life

The domestic abuse bill has finally returned to parliament – so what’s next?

A new version of the domestic abuse bill is now making its way through parliament. But what will it really mean for women?

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Moya Crockett and Hollie Richardson
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Kayleigh Dray
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What the BBC’s Normal People gets right – and wrong – about BDSM

People have a lot to say about Normal People’s depiction of sexual domination and submission...

Angelina Jolie
People

Angelina Jolie calls out the hidden cost of child abuse that is being fuelled by lockdown

The actor and UN special envoy has highlighted the plight of vulnerable children during the coronavirus crisis.

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Anna Brech
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weinstein-sentencing
Long Reads

Weinstein’s sentence proves the tide is turning. Let’s keep pushing for change

Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison, after being found guilty of third degree rape and first degree criminal sexual act.

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Nell Frizzell
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People

Hachette employees stage walk-out over Woody Allen’s memoir

All the reactions to the director’s controversial new book deal.

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Jessica Rapana
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Cyprus rape case: everything you need to know
Life

All the latest in the Cyprus rape case appeal

The British teenager has launched an appeal against her conviction for lying

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Anna Brech
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Rose McGowan responds to Harvey Weinstein’s “forgotten man” comments in a powerful statement.
People

Rose McGowan responds to Weinstein’s “forgotten man” comments in a powerful statement

“I didn’t forget you, Harvey. My body didn’t forget you,” she wrote.

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Lauren Geall
Published
People

Exclusive: Kelly Sundberg gets real about the healing power of storytelling

“I’ve had to grieve and say goodbye to the girl I was before my abuse,” says the author.

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Kelly Sundberg
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Stylist Team
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“Why I won’t report being sexually assaulted by my colleague”

A quarter of young women say they would be scared to report sexual assault at work, for fear of the repercussions.

People

Exclusive: Debbie Harry doesn’t want to be known as a victim – she’s a survivor

“We must have hope, right?” she urges. “It’s the ultimate survival mechanism.”

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Stylist Team
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Teala Davies
People

Denied a trial, Jeffrey Epstein’s victims have shared their powerful testimony regardless

"Jeffrey may no longer be here to hear it, I will not stop fighting, and I will not be silenced anymore."

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Life

Shocking new rape conviction statistics show the system is still failing women

The London Victims’ Commissioner has condemned the “excessive intrusion into personal data” of rape victims.

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Christobel Hastings
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After podcast BBC Sounds
Life

Sexual assault survivors are sharing their stories in this brilliant new way

A ground-breaking podcast is shaking up the platform.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
Published
Donald Trump shouting at protesters
Lucy Mangan

Lucy Mangan: “We need to stop protecting awful men with flimsy wordplay”

Why are so many of us still reluctant to name the evils men do? Lucy Mangan has had enough with euphemisms

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Lucy Mangan
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People

Busy Philipps just called out a major publication on the way it talks about rape

The actress took on the L.A. Times for a headline it published about the rape of a 12-year-old girl

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Pip Cook
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Christobel Hastings
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R. Kelly has been arrested on 13 federal sex crime charges

The charges include sex trafficking and child abuse images.

People

Ellen DeGeneres has shared her story of teenage abuse because not enough women are believed

The comedian has opened up about being groomed and assaulted when she was 15 years old.

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Megan Murray
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