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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)
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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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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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“Charlie Elphicke’s conviction was a victory for the women who reported him, but we have more to do”

After ex-MP Charlie Elphicke was convicted for sexual assault, another sitting MP was arrested on suspicion of rape. We can't stop here, says Mandu Reid.

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Jess Phillips speaks to the media outside the BBC Broadcasting House in central London after appearing on The Andrew Marr Show on 05 January, 2020 in London, England. Jess Phillips declared her candidacy in the race for Labour Party leadership which is due to begin next week. (Photo by WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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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.

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

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

Michaela Coel
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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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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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Duffy
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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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Duffy
People

Duffy shares new single on Instagram for “the better days to come”

River in the Sky is a beautiful listen.

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Hollie Richardson
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Adele
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Adele just nailed why I May Destroy You is the best thing on TV right now

Well, if it gets Adele's seal of approval...

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Hollie Richardson
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Hollie Richardson
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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.

Believe Me The Cyprus Rape Case
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Believe Me: woman accused of lying about Cyprus gang rape to speak in new ITV documentary

The 19-year-old says police in Ayia Napa forced her to retract her sexual assault claim against 12 men.

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Anna Brech
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Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison.
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To all the women who didn’t dare believe Weinstein would go to jail

We thought justice was impossible. We were wrong.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Why Harvey Weinstein’s accusers want their $25 million settlement deal reconsidered

An open letter from seven women criticised the Attorney General for supporting the “unfair” agreement.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Long Reads

The proof that sexual abusers in the workplace will finally get their day of reckoning

The Harvey Weinstein verdict is just the start.

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Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu
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Liar Season 2: Joanne Froggatt and Katherine Kelly as Laura and DI Renton
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How will Liar season 2 feel different in a post-MeToo world?

Joanne Froggatt and Katherine Kelly, who lead the ITV drama, have issued a timely warning over how we judge women.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Caitlin Dulany (C) speaks at Silence Breakers Hold Press Conference In Los Angeles Following Guilty Verdict In Harvey Weinstein Trial at Los Angeles City Hall on February 25, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
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All hail the Silence Breakers: Weinstein truly “messed with the wrong women”

The women who brought down Weinstein have a message for us, and we need to sit up and pay attention.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Kayleigh Dray
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How to cope when someone you love has committed a heinous crime

Weinstein was a predator hiding in plain sight – but his ex-wife shouldn’t have to talk about his crimes.

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Harvey Weinstein: “The guilty verdict is huge – but will his punishment fit his crimes?”

Women around the world are hoping their cynicism will be proven wrong.

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Alicia Lutes
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