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Athlete A is now available to stream on Netflix UK

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

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

  • Domestic Abuse Bill returns to parliament.
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    The domestic abuse bill has finally returned to parliament – so what’s next?

  • Normal People
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    What the BBC’s Normal People gets right – and wrong – about BDSM

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Angelina Jolie
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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One in four young women would be afraid to report being sexually assaulted at work.
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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.

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

A ground-breaking podcast is shaking up the platform.

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Hollie Richardson
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Lucy Mangan
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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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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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R Kelly has been arrested on federal sex crime charges
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R. Kelly has been arrested on 13 federal sex crime charges

The charges include sex trafficking and child abuse images.

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Christobel Hastings
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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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Life

Quiz: do you know the extent of the UK’s sexism problem?

Think you know how bad the UK is when it comes to gender discrimination and sexual violence? Take this quiz to test your knowledge.

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Laura Bates
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Simone Biles speaks candidly about realising she was a victim of sexual abuse

The gymnast opened up to actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas

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Sarah Shaffi
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Lucy Mangan

Lucy Mangan on why we have to accept that musical geniuses can be abusers

“Once the initial horror and shock subsides, you are left with an odd feeling of hope.”

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5 women share their views on Michael Jackson ahead of “devastating” documentary

“I don’t want to listen to his music anymore. I just can’t support it.”

Country singer star Dolly Parton
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Dolly Parton's sister urges singer to speak out over #MeToo abuse

Stella Parton says there is "a code of silence" in the country music industry

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Anna Brech
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