Rape and sexual assault

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Recorded rapes and sexual offences in England and Wales hit record high
There were 63,136 rapes recorded in the year to September, ONS figures show, up 13% from the previous year

Rajeev Syal

27, Jan, 2022 @3:34 PM

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Court rules woman was raped, in landmark Scottish civil case
Woman says she has closure as court awards her damages, after jury found criminal charges not proven

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

27, Jan, 2022 @12:44 PM

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On The Project my rage bubbled to the surface. That’s what happens when women are no longer willing to make nice | Amy Remeikis
As Grace Tame knows, orders to smile and be polite are just orders to stay quiet

Amy Remeikis

26, Jan, 2022 @7:50 AM

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Lives of LGBTQ+ Afghans ‘dramatically worse’ under Taliban rule, finds survey
Human Rights Watch reports cases of mob attacks, gang-rape and death threats, with LGBTQ+ people living in fear and unable to flee

Ruchi Kumar

26, Jan, 2022 @6:30 AM

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‘Virginity repair’ surgery to be banned in Britain under new bill
Move to outlaw procedures to reconstruct the hymen welcomed by campaigners and survivors of ‘honour’-based abuse

Hannah Summers

25, Jan, 2022 @2:23 PM

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Photo of stony-faced campaigner with PM divides Australia
Grace Tame, assault survivor who helped change law, called ‘childish’ and told she should return Australian of the year award

Cait Kelly in Melbourne and Caitlin Cassidy in Sydney

25, Jan, 2022 @10:24 AM

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Women’s anger is not dissipating – and politics as usual won’t solve it | Amy Remeikis
Women asked their leaders to listen. They were told, repeatedly, to listen to how much they were not being listened to

Amy Remeikis

23, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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‘We can’t wait any longer’: anger over Priti Patel’s ‘inaction’ on violence against women
The killing of Ashling Murphy this month has highlighted the lack of progress on promises made after Sarah Everard’s murder

Mark Townsend Home Affairs Editor

22, Jan, 2022 @2:15 PM

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The Guardian view on Prince Andrew: time to tell the truth in court | Editorial
Editorial: There are no easy options now for the Queen’s son. He should stop running from his responsibilities as a man and as a public figure

Editorial

13, Jan, 2022 @7:08 PM

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Illinois judge sparks outrage by reversing 18-year-old’s rape conviction
Judge Robert Adrian said the 148 days Drew Clinton had spent in jail for raping a 16-year-old girl was ‘plenty of punishment’

Maya Yang and agencies

13, Jan, 2022 @4:10 PM

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Prince Andrew: the lengthy and embarrassing legal ordeal ahead
The lawsuit brought by Virginia Giuffre in Manhattan is likely to go to trial by jury, US legal experts say

Victoria Bekiempis in New York

13, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Home Office backing of women’s safety app is insulting, campaigners say
Campaigners argue that tracking journeys does nothing to tackle male violence and may be open to abuse

Alexandra Topping

10, Jan, 2022 @7:05 AM

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