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Record Low Rape Convictions For England And Wales Branded ‘Utterly Shameful’

Record Low Rape Convictions For England And Wales Branded ‘Utterly Shameful’

Prosecutions and convictions for rape fell to a record low in England and Wales last year, official data showed on Thursday, amid warnings the system is failing survivors. The number of prosecutions fell by about 30% year on year to 2,102 in 2019/20, while convictions were down 25% at 1,439, data from the Crown Prosecution […]

Sexual Assaults Still Not Reported In Mangochi, Malawi

Sexual Assaults Still Not Reported In Mangochi, Malawi

 Despite efforts by authorities to sensitise communities to report sexual assaults, most individuals in Mangochi still do not report such cases to authorities for purposes of prosecution. National Programmes Coordinator for Malawi Sexual Reproductive Health Alliance, Hastings Saka told Malawi News Agency Thursday during the training of 20 youth leaders in the district on reporting […]

UN Condemns ‘Brutal’ Sexual Assaults On Roads To Bentiu, South Sudan

UN Condemns ‘Brutal’ Sexual Assaults On Roads To Bentiu, South Sudan

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has condemned a series of brutal sexual assaults on women and girls, travelling on the road to Bentiu, a town in the north of the war-ravaged country. According to the UN mission there, over the last ten days around 125 women and girls have sought treatment after […]

Congolese Doctor, Yazidi Activist Win Nobel Peace Prize For Combating Sexual Violence

Congolese Doctor, Yazidi Activist Win Nobel Peace Prize For Combating Sexual Violence

They were awarded the prize for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said. “Denis Mukwege is the helper who has devoted his life to defending these victims. Nadia Murad is the witness who tells of the abuses perpetrated against herself and others,” it […]