India & UK: grassroots women demand justice

India & UK: grassroots women demand justice The mass protests taking place all over India, and the international support for them, show how determined women are to end rape, and how we face similar violence and similar sexism by the authorities, wherever we are. For years our Indian sisters in Chhattisgarh have been organizing against …

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Savile, Rochdale, Wales, Jersey . . . Justice this time? Or more ‘lessons’ in how to get away with rape?

Savile, Rochdale, Wales, Jersey . . . Justice this time? Or more ‘lessons’ in how to get away with rape? 14 December 2012 Complicity followed by incompetence in the Savile case landed the BBC in deep waters, to the delight of those who wish to undermine public broadcasting and to the chagrin of the taxpayer …

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Report of Slutwalk 2012

By English Collective of Prostitutes Over 2000 people, mainly women, sallied down Piccadilly for the second London Slutwalk on 22 September. Home-made placards ruled from ‘Sluts & Plebs Unite’ to ‘Compensate Rape Survivors, not Banks’. Many reflected fury at police, prosecutors and courts which ensure that ‘97% of all rapists won’t spend a day behind …

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Former Met police officer admits failing to investigate rape cases

Ryan Coleman-Farrow faked police reports, failed to pass on evidence and falsely claimed to have interviewed suspects Share 150 Sandra Laville, crime correspondent guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 12 September 2012 14.51 BST An investigator from the Metropolitan police specialist sex crimes unit has admitted failing to investigate the alleged rapes and sexual assaults of 12 women by …

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Rapist Brian Witty jailed indefinitely

Former Territorial Army Parachute Regiment captain is told he must serve a minimum of eight years Press Association guardian.co.uk, Friday 25 May 2012 14.53 BST Brian Witty, who attacked two women he met on a dating website and two more he met in bars. Photograph: Metropolitan police/PA A former soldier who carried out a string …

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Marital rape ruled illegal by law lords

Marital rape ruled illegal by law lords “Wave of prosecutions will follow” front page of The Times, 24 Oct 1991 Five law lords unanimously swept away the 250-year old notion that women agree to sexual intercourse on marriage and cannot retract their consent . . . Yesterday’s judgment, in the case of a Leicester man …

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