Rape and sexual assault

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Punched: Sadie Frost appears in ‘no frills’ drama exploring domestic abuse
Tracy-Ann Oberman, Donna Air and Annie Lennox will perform in the one-off fundraising West End drama

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

28, Nov, 2021 @3:10 PM

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Many disabled women are assaulted each year. Forgetting my own rape feels impossible
After the attack, I became preoccupied with the idea that my case would be questioned because of my disability. But what happened continues to haunt me

25, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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‘National priority’: Labor pledges $153m to address family and sexual violence
Opposition says it will appoint commissioner to act as an advocate for victim-survivors and fund 500 new community workers

Sarah Martin

23, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Women still have to worry speaking up about their abusers will cost them their lives | Arwa Mahdawi
Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai’s story is a chilling reminder when women speak up about sexual misconduct they tend to be punished for it

Arwa Mahdawi

20, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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England and Wales ‘one step closer to ending child marriage’ after MP vote
Second reading of bill to ban marriage for under-18s receives cross-party support

Karen McVeigh

19, Nov, 2021 @5:33 PM

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Rape support service flags loophole in NSW affirmative sexual consent laws
Alleged offenders could use mental ill health to escape conviction, MPs are warned

Nino Bucci

16, Nov, 2021 @10:23 PM

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Procession review – extraordinary documentary giving voice to sexual abuse survivors
Robert Greene’s documentary brings the stories of six men abused as children by Catholic priests to the screen with remarkable care and creativity

Simran Hans

13, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Wherever She Wanders review – bold new Australian play about rape culture on campus
Griffin theatre, Sydney
Set in one of Australia’s oldest university colleges, playwright Kendall Feaver proffers big ideas and prowling debates – with no easy answers

Cassie Tongue

12, Nov, 2021 @2:07 AM

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‘I can’t explain how I am still alive’: Dr Denis Mukwege on risking his life to save African women
The Nobel prize-winning gynaecologist counts Michaela Coel, Jill Biden and a small army of Congolese women among his fans. Yet he still won’t call himself a hero

Nesrine Malik

06, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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The British army has serious questions to answer about the alleged killing of Agnes Wanjiru | Gaby Hinsliff
When the Kenyan woman died nine years ago, the army closed ranks – it’s time to find out what happened and why, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

Gaby Hinsliff

04, Nov, 2021 @3:50 PM

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Highest ever number of rapes recorded in England and Wales
Total of 61,158 offences recorded in year ending June 2021, amid national debate over women’s safety

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

04, Nov, 2021 @2:21 PM

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Police Scotland’s response to rape complainers ‘outdated and inconsistent’
Rape Crisis Scotland report says officers’ ‘prejudicial attitudes’ leave survivors isolated and anxious

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

03, Nov, 2021 @4:07 PM

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