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“We have the right to be free from fear”: what will actually keep women safe in public spaces?

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    Life

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

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    Why “he seems such a nice guy” is the wrong response to abuse allegations

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    AOC on surviving sexual assault, trauma and the “tactics of abusers”

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What life is like at Christmas when you have nowhere to live

A young mum tells the story of her struggle to create a home for herself and her daughter in time for Christmas.

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FKA twigs sues ex Shia LaBeouf for alleged sexual battery, assault and emotional distress

The singer says her relationship with the actor involved “relentless” abuse.

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Finally there are women we can relate to on TV – but why has it taken so long?

Weruche Opia, Hayley Squires and Gbemisola Ikumelo discuss the emergence of a new kind of on-screen womanhood.

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“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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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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Adult Material: Channel 4’s daring new drama goes inside the porn industry

A funny, refreshing and female-led look at the adult film business.

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Anna Brech
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This new Jeffrey Epstein documentary finally gives a voice to survivors

“There’s no strength in being quiet. Your strength is in your voice.”

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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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“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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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