Category - rape

  • 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.

  • October 5, 2009

    Successive governments of Bosnia and Herzegovina have failed to provide justice for thousands of women and girls who were raped during the 1992-1995 war, a new Amnesty International report reveals.

  • February 15, 2008

    A campaigning group that was formed 30 years ago to change law, attitudes and policy towards crime against women will mark the anniversary with a people's trial of Britain's justice system to highlight its failure to tackle rape.