Rapist footballer pleads for ‘second chance’
Public opinion is divided this week over whether striker Ched Evans, now out of prison after a rape conviction, should be allowed to play for his old team. Has he paid his debt to society?
Landmark summit tackles rape in wartime
This week Angelina Jolie and William Hague are hosting the world’s largest summit on war and sexual violence. They hope to inspire international action to end it. But is that possible?
Sexual violence in India shocks the world
The appalling case of two teenage girls who were brutally raped and then hanged has prompted outrage across India and the world. Can anything be done to prevent such dreadful crimes?
India demands changes after rape victim’s death
A 23-year-old student on an evening out in New Delhi was raped so brutally that she died of her injuries. Public anger has brought promises of greater safety for women in India.
Political leader resigns after rape controversy
After Respect MP George Galloway’s controversial comments on rape, Salma Yaqoob has resigned as leader of his party. Her announcement reignites a debate about sex and consent.
How your mobile phone fuels rape in Congo
A shocking new film links consumer electronics to the horrifying conflict in Congo, a country which experts say could be on the brink of a savage new war.
Rape case against top banker ‘crumbling’
Sensational new details have turned the rape case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn upside-down. He was accused of assaulting a New York chambermaid, but her story is now under fire.
Britain gripped by shocking ‘grooming’ case
A gang of nine men systematically abused young girls, a court has heard. Vulnerable teenagers were bought and sold like 'sexual commodities'.
Rape case prompts rethink of attitudes
In America, a giant of world politics is accused of sexual assaults, while a Canadian policeman tells female students to 'avoid dressing like sluts.' Are we too quick to blame the victims?