This week’s Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict must show that helping the children of rape is as important as acknowledging the suffering of their mothers.
Revealed: Epstein and Maxwell implicated in multiple UK abuse claims over a decade
Serious questions raised about why Met Police chose not to investigate alleged offences. Police said today they will ‘review the information’ reported by this programme.
Judge warns women of rape risk if they get drunk
In her last word before retiring from the judging circuit – Lindsey Kushner warned women they could be at greater risk of being raped if they get drunk.
Michelle Thomson interview
Interview with Independent MP, Michelle Thomson, who intervened in a debate on violence against women to tell the Commons how she was raped as a 14-year-old.
David Hamilton: former models allege the photographer sexually abused them
Last week, the celebrated British photographer David Hamilton was found dead in Paris, after taking his own life. A well known French broadcaster had publicly accused him of raping her when she was just 13. And that prompted many of Hamilton’s former models to allege that his crimes stretched back forty years.
Interview with Charlie Webster and Simon Bailey
I spoke to presenter and journalist Charlie Webster, who was abused by her running coach when she was 15 and from Norwich, Chief Constable Simon Bailey – who is the lead for child protection on the National Police Chiefs’ Council.
Stephen Port guilty of four murders
A man has been found guilty at the Old Bailey of drugging and murdering four young, gay men at his flat in east London, then dumping their bodies nearby. Stephen Port was also convicted of four rapes and 10 counts of drugging victims.
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe today faces a crossroads because of failures to stop the country’s most prolific serial rapist during the five years he terrorised women.
Rape, justice and a model for India's future
India is asking itself why it took so long to wake up to the issue of sexual violence against women: but one state is pioneering a new system to help women seek justice.
FactCheck: England’s record on rape
The claim “We’ve actually boosted the funding for Rape Crisis centres.” David Cameron MP, Prime Minister’s Questions, May 18, 2011
Sexual violence in Congo – hearing the women's stories
The endemic sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo is not an unreported story – but reporting itself cannot make the difference, as Lindsey Hilsum writes of new hope that the perpetrators could be caught.
Congo rape: what should we do now?
The mass rape of women in the Democratic Republic of Congo appears to be systematic, rather than opportunistic, writes International Editor Lindsey Hilsum. How can we stop it?