Sexual Assault

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

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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

  • Rape convictions at all time low in England and Wales.
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    Rape convictions are at an all time low, and it is a “national emergency”

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

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

It is, quite simply, a masterpiece.

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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 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.

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Hollie Richardson
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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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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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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.

Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape
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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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Kayleigh Dray
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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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The powerful stories of the six women who brought down Harvey Weinstein

“It was so disgusting that my entire body started to shake like a seizure.”

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Jessica Rapana
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Women are fighting back against victim-blaming with this powerful new hashtag

#WhereIPutMyself was triggered by an interview with Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer.

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Jessica Rapana
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Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer says she’s “never put herself in the position” to be sexually assaulted

“I never put myself in a vulnerable circumstance.”

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Jessica Rapana
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Aimee, Maeve and Otis in Sex Education Season Two.
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Why those bus scenes in Sex Education season 2 are so important

Sex Education isn’t a show to shy away from difficult subjects – and the latest season proves it.

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Lauren Geall
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Young women still don’t feel safe in Britain’s public spaces, and it’s not OK

Street harassment and a sense of underlying fear are pervasive, according to a new report.

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Harvey Weinstein is convinced a career comeback is just around the corner

“It would take a bit of work.”

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Jessica Rapana
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