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Rape Crisis calls for statement from Foreign Secretary
Rape Crisis calls for statement from Foreign Secretary
18/11/2016
A British woman has been charged with having extra-marital sex in Dubai after reporting she was raped by two British men, according to a UK-based legal advice group, Detained in Dubai.  [READ MORE]
Response to Universities UK Taskforce Report ‘Changing the Culture’
Response to Universities UK Taskforce Report ‘Changing the Culture’
21/10/2016
“This must signal the end to patchy support for student survivors of sexual assault.” Dianne Whitfield, Co Chair of Rape Crisis England & Wales [READ MORE]
Trial verdict 14th October 2016
Trial verdict 14th October 2016
17/10/2016
On Friday 14th October, the footballer Ched Evans was found not guilty at retrial of the rape of a woman in 2011. Ed Beltrami, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS Wales said: “We respect the decision of the jury today. This case hinged on the issue of sexual consent – that someone consents if they agree by choice and have the freedom and capacity to make that choice. Being drunk does not mean a person relinquishes their right to consent, that they are to blame for being attacked or that they were ‘fair game’.  [READ MORE]
Asking the Right Questions…Looking for Answers
Asking the Right Questions…Looking for Answers
13/10/2016
Rape Crisis welcomes the HMIC report published today and the ongoing commitment to transparency and scrutiny of the handling of sexual offences by the police. The document asks a series of relevant questions and is looking for answers. Rape Crisis England & Wales is unclear how they are going to be addressed in local areas. The increase in recorded rapes that today’s figures reveal mirror the demand Rape Crisis Centres are experiencing. [READ MORE]
New specialist counselling service launched in Leeds for women affected by rape and sexual violence
New specialist counselling service launched in Leeds for women affected by rape and sexual violence
06/10/2016
Support After Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL) has launched an independent counselling service for women affected by rape and sexual violence, due to the urgent need for specialist counselling services within the city. [READ MORE]
Sexual violence in schools: Women's groups support MPs' call for urgent Government action
Sexual violence in schools: Women's groups support MPs' call for urgent Government action
13/9/2016
Leading Coalition of UK women’s organisations has welcomed a report published by MPs today (13th September), which reveals alarming levels of sexual harassment and assaults on girls in schools, and calls for new national government guidance for schools and legislation to make Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) compulsory. [READ MORE]
CPS prosecuting and convicting more cases of rape, domestic abuse, sexual offences and child abuse than ever before
CPS prosecuting and convicting more cases of rape, domestic abuse, sexual offences and child abuse than ever before
06/9/2016
The CPS’s annual Violence against Women and Girls report shows that rape, domestic abuse and sexual offences now account for 18.6% of the CPS’s total caseload and this figure has been increasing year-on-year. In 2015/16, the CPS prosecuted 117,568 defendants for all crimes grouped together as Violence against Women and Girls (VaWG). [READ MORE]
Crime Survey for England and Wales reports on Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse for the first time
Crime Survey for England and Wales reports on Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse for the first time
09/8/2016
The 2015 to 2016 Crime Survey for England and Wales ran for the first time a module of questions asking adults whether they were abused as a child. The analysis of these questions covering psychological, physical, and sexual abuse as a child, are published within the report covering the year to the end of March 2016. [READ MORE]
Rape Crisis and Georgina Campbell help young survivors  break the silence on rape
Rape Crisis and Georgina Campbell help young survivors break the silence on rape
19/7/2016
Rape Crisis launches a series of short films to help explain the criminal justice system for young rape survivors - BAFTA winning actress Georgina Campbell is helping Rape Crisis launch #BreakTheSilence  [READ MORE]
Women's Groups urge MPs to Press Ministers on Girls' Safety in Schools
Women's Groups urge MPs to Press Ministers on Girls' Safety in Schools
13/7/2016
Leading women’s groups, parenting website Mumsnet and 17 named Girlguides have urged Women & Equalities Select Committee MPs to press Ministers hard on why schools are failing on sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools [READ MORE]