#Rape

  • Article: Rape Conviction Rates Rise 75% in Sweden After Change in the Law

    Rape Conviction Rates Rise 75% in Sweden After Change in the Law

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|July 1, 2020

    The country changed the legal definition of rape to sex without consent. Read more

  • Article: Just 55% of Women Can Access Health Care, Make Decisions About Contraception, and Say No to Sex

    Just 55% of Women Can Access Health Care, Make Decisions About Contraception, and Say No to Sex

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|April 2, 2020

    The study explored women's rights to make decisions on sex and reproductive healthcare. Read more

  • Article: Harvey Weinstein Verdict Is #MeToo Milestone But Changes Little for World's Sexual Assault Survivors

    Harvey Weinstein Verdict Is #MeToo Milestone But Changes Little for World's Sexual Assault Survivors

    By Leah Rodriguez  and  Pia Gralki|March 13, 2020

    Many women still face retaliation for reporting abuse. Read more

  • Article: All Non-Consensual Sex Considered Rape Under Spain’s New Law

    All Non-Consensual Sex Considered Rape Under Spain’s New Law

    By Leah Rodriguez|March 5, 2020

    The "only yes means yes" law aims to ban all sexual violence in the country. Read more

  • Article: 1 Rape Is Reported Every 15 Minutes in India

    1 Rape Is Reported Every 15 Minutes in India

    By Catherine Caruso|Jan. 13, 2020

    Nearly 34,000 incidents of rape were reported in 2018. Read more

  • Article: Human Rights Advocates Demand Policy Change in Cyprus After British Teen Gets Prison Sentence for Dropping Rape Charges

    Human Rights Advocates Demand Policy Change in Cyprus After British Teen Gets Prison Sentence for Dropping Rape Charges

    By Leah Rodriguez|Jan. 7, 2020

    The woman was sentenced to four months in jail, suspended for three years. Read more

  • Article: South African Student Uyinene Mrwetyana's Killer Has Just Been Handed 3 Life Sentences

    South African Student Uyinene Mrwetyana's Killer Has Just Been Handed 3 Life Sentences

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe  and  Itumeleng Letsoalo|Nov. 15, 2019

    Mrwetyana’s killing reignited widespread outrage against gender-based violence in South Africa. Read more

  • Article: Malawi Police Officers Under Investigation for Sexually Harassing Female Protesters

    Malawi Police Officers Under Investigation for Sexually Harassing Female Protesters

    From Voice of America|Nov. 1, 2019

    Rights campaigners say they have evidence of sexual harassment, rape, and torture. Read more