Rape and sexual assault

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Ex-Labour MP must pay £434k damages to woman he repeatedly assaulted
Pioneering case against Mike Hill may lead to court action from other victims of sexual offences by MPs

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

19, May, 2022 @9:25 AM

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The Guardian view on abusive MPs: beware the arrogance of power | Editorial
Editorial: Predatory men are adept at manipulating imbalances of power in opaque and informal hierarchies, such as political parties


18, May, 2022 @5:36 PM

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The Road Dance review – boiling fury in tale of rape and denial in the Hebrides
There’s a wild rage against the backdrop of amazing landscape in an adaptation of John MacKay’s novel about a sex assault in a crofting community

Cath Clarke

16, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘It’s harmful and humiliating’: how Amber Heard’s haters undermine the victims of domestic violence
TikTokers and tweeters are having the time of their lives mocking Johnny Depp’s ex-wife. What message does this send to women abused or assaulted by their partners?

Gaby Hinsliff

16, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Stella Creasy says she was threatened with gang-rape at university
Labour MP says Cambridge officials reprimanded her instead of taking action against her harassers

Geneva Abdul

11, May, 2022 @9:30 PM

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‘I had to be broken to be fixed’: the courses trying to change abusive men
Can men who assault or intimidate their partners be taught to respect women? We talk to campaigners and perpetrators – and sit in on one of their classes

Anna Moore

09, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘I didn’t believe stories of atrocities in Ukraine. But then I saw the photos’
Based over the border in Poland, one rights activist tells of her shock at hearing accounts of rape and murder in Ukraine

Oxana Lytvynenko, as told to Weronika Strzyżyńska

06, May, 2022 @6:30 AM

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‘Everyone failed these young, Black girls’: journalist Jim DeRogatis on his decades-long battle to expose R Kelly
The music critic began reporting on the star’s abuse of Black women and girls back in 2000 – and he kept going for 20 years. Why were his revelations ignored for so long?

Sirin Kale

04, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Why did #MeToo bypass the music industry? Just look at the gatekeepers | Tamanna Rahman
Having spoken to women across the business, I know abuse is rife. But speaking out is made incredibly hard, says film-maker Tamanna Rahman

Tamanna Rahman

03, May, 2022 @2:30 PM

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UK team to investigate sexual violence in Ukraine, says Truss
Foreign secretary emphasises urgency of holding to account those who use rape as a weapon of war

Guardian staff and agencies

29, Apr, 2022 @1:39 PM

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Recorded sex crimes reach record high in England and Wales
Victims’ commissioner calls goal of returning prosecution levels to pre-2017 levels ‘a pipe dream’

Rajeev Syal and Alexandra Topping

28, Apr, 2022 @6:42 PM

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Rush to get emergency contraception into Ukraine as reports of rape rise
Charities describe logistical problems delivering morning-after pills and medical abortion drugs, and stress time is of the essence

Weronika Strzyżyńska in Warsaw and Isobel Koshiw in Kyiv

28, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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