Category - rape

  • January 2, 2012

    A frequently repeated myth about restorative justice is that it can’t work for “serious” or “violent crimes”. As restorative practices become more widely available however, this myth is being busted. Its role in shifting the power imbalance around crime towards the victim is becoming increasingly apparent. Its ability to help victims overcome the fear of crime and move on, in a way that more punitive practices often don't, is also being appreciated. Two examples that have been cited recently involve cases of rape.

  • October 11, 2011

    The human rights activist Peter Tatchell has added his voice to those of the many people alarmed over the persecution of Christians in Pakistan.

  • June 13, 2011

    Last Saturday, (11 June 2011) during a conference on the future direction of the Labour Party, I was engaged in a tea-break conversation with a town councillor. He had some innovative ideas as to how local authorities could reduce costs by co-operative action and the collective purchase of goods and services. So far, so interesting. Then, without any reason apparent to me, he suddenly introduced a coarse reference to male solo sexual activity.

  • May 13, 2011

    Twelve-year-old Tia Rigg was raped and murdered by her uncle, John Maden, in April 2010. He was later sentenced to life imprisonment. In May 2011, a serious case review identified major failings on the part of Salford social services and other agencies.

  • January 10, 2011

    The UN envoy dealing with sexual violence in conflict has called on the authorities of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to investigate rapes in South Kivu.

  • January 7, 2011

    A new report from Amnesty International says women and girls living in Haiti’s makeshift camps face an increasing risk of rape and sexual violence.

  • November 25, 2010

    The Nicaraguan authorities must eradicate rape and widespread sexual abuse of girls, Amnesty International has said in a new report.

  • August 24, 2010

    A UN human rights team has confirmed that two armed groups in the volatile east of the Democratic Republic of Congo raped more than 150 women.

  • July 20, 2010

    A new report has alleged an “environment of violence” against Penan tribeswomen in Borneo. Loggers are accused of repeated cases of rape and sexual assualt, but the Malaysian government has dismissed the allegations.

  • April 22, 2010

    The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that individuals should not be kept on the Sex Offenders' Register for life without the possibility of review.