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Elite university drawn into France’s sex abuse scandal
Former director of the Institute of Political Studies Frederic Mion in 2018
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Elite university drawn into France’s sex abuse scandal

Hundreds of students are sharing allegations implicating top educational establishment
12 Feb 2021
Tory MP accused of rape agrees to steer clear of Parliament
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Tory MP accused of rape agrees to steer clear of Parliament

Conservative Party says the unnamed politician has agreed to steer clear of Commons when summer recess ends
17 Aug 2020
Duffy reveals she was drugged, raped and held captive
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Duffy reveals she was drugged, raped and held captive

Singer shares harrowing story in emotional Instagram post
26 Feb 2020
Former Jehovah’s Witnesses sue over historic sex abuse
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Former Jehovah’s Witnesses sue over historic sex abuse

Group’s controversial ‘two witnesses’ policy has come under fire
5 Feb 2020
Bacha bazi: the scandal of Afghanistan’s abused boys
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Bacha bazi: the scandal of Afghanistan’s abused boys

Tradition of ‘boys for play’ facing scrutiny following exposure of paedophile ring operating in schools
29 Jan 2020
Harvey Weinstein trial: who are the main figures?
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Harvey Weinstein trial: who are the main figures?

Outspoken judge and serial defender of men accused of abuse to take centre stage
23 Jan 2020
Rotherham abuse: outcry over anonymity for police officer
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Rotherham abuse: outcry over anonymity for police officer

MP criticises watchdog report for failing to name ‘paid professionals who let down victims and survivors’
20 Jan 2020

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British teen spared prison in controversial Cyprus rape case
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British teen spared prison in controversial Cyprus rape case

Woman receives four-month suspended sentence but can return to UK
7 Jan 2020
‘Monster’ - Britain’s most prolific rapist is jailed
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‘Monster’ - Britain’s most prolific rapist is jailed

Police believe that Reynhard Sinaga targeted at least 190 victims
7 Jan 2020
Shiori Ito wins rape case in watershed moment
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Shiori Ito wins rape case in watershed moment

Lawsuit focused attention on Japan’s record on women’s rights
19 Dec 2019
Indian MP calls for lynching after gang rape and murder
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Indian MP calls for lynching after gang rape and murder

National demonstrations after woman’s burned corpse was found in Hyderabad
3 Dec 2019
Alun Cairns resigns in rape trial ‘sabotage’ row
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Alun Cairns resigns in rape trial ‘sabotage’ row

Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns quits after of ‘brazenly lying’ about aide’s testimony to court
6 Nov 2019
Why are police inaccurately recording rapes?
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Why are police inaccurately recording rapes?

Investigation finds more than 10% of reports are inaccurate
20 Sep 2019
Why the CPS is accused of quietly dropping rape cases
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Why the CPS is accused of quietly dropping rape cases

Prosecutors to face judicial review challenge over alleged covert policy changes
10 Jun 2019
Men cleared of rape because woman ‘too masculine’
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Men cleared of rape because woman ‘too masculine’

Hundreds protest against female judges’ ruling that alleged victim was too unattractive to be target
12 Mar 2019
‘Rape group’ students allowed to return to university
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‘Rape group’ students allowed to return to university

Five men were kicked out over sick social media messages but can now resume their studies following appeal
31 Jan 2019
When did marital rape become a crime?
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When did marital rape become a crime?

‘Alarming’ new statistics show that a quarter of Brits do not view non-consensual sex within marriage as rape
6 Dec 2018
Pastor claimed sex with followers was ‘an order from God’
Korean pastor Lee Jae-rock sentenced to 15 years jail for raping followers
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Pastor claimed sex with followers was ‘an order from God’

South Korean megachurch leader took advantage of his power to assault eight women
22 Nov 2018
Rape ‘part of ordinary life’ in North Korea
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Rape ‘part of ordinary life’ in North Korea

Report by Human Rights Watch details harrowing accounts of sexual abuse
1 Nov 2018
Fact check: the truth about false rape claims
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Fact check: the truth about false rape claims

Are malicious allegations of sexual assault on the increase? The Week looks at the statistics
26 Oct 2018
Why younger men are less likely to be found guilty of rape
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Why younger men are less likely to be found guilty of rape

Statistics show conviction rate among defendants aged 18 to 24 is much lower than among older men
24 Sep 2018
Three Indian teenagers raped and set alight
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Three Indian teenagers raped and set alight

India’s Congress president says nation has ‘failed another girl’
8 May 2018
Mass protests in Spain over bull-running gang rape acquittal
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Mass protests in Spain over bull-running gang rape acquittal

Spanish government considers changing sex crime laws amid national outcry
30 Apr 2018
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