October 27, 2019

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Alexander (left) with his mother, Sandie, (right) together in 2012.

I can’t imagine what it must be like for a parent hearing your child was raped.

I told my mum in an email. I wasn’t ready, but some not very nice people had found out things in my past that they could exploit and threatened to tell the world. Linked with these were the two times I was assaulted. I couldn’t let her find out that way. 

I felt like I had no choice but...

July 26, 2019

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Earlier this month, many of us were lucky enough to stand in the Pride in London parade which saw thousands of the LGBTQ+ community and allies alike, come together and celebrate the undeniable milestones the community and its supporters have made over the last 50 years.

Since the Stonewall Riots 50 years ago, communities have come together, embraced each other for their differences and welcomed those who, in many circumstances, m...

June 20, 2019

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**Trigger Warning: Descriptions of Rape**

According to a new Government strategy to support male victims of abuse, TV dramas with story lines centred around male rape have contributed to a 57% rise in men and boys aged over 13 reporting sexual assaults.

The report, a statement paper separate to the Ending Violence Against Women Strategy published by the Home Office,  specially addresses male victims and the impact of those coming...

May 30, 2019

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We've launched our first survey project, "Speaking Out", and we'd like you to help reach more survivors.

Estimates suggest that, in the last year alone, 1.3 million women and 700,000 men experienced domestic abuse.[1] This shocking figure doesn’t even come close to the full scale of the issue: add in the hundreds of thousands each year who experience other sexual violence, image-based sexual abuse, stalking, harassment, or c...

April 30, 2019

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Authorities warned ‘intrusion’ could stop women reporting rape after prosecutions fall to 1.7 per cent.

April 15, 2019

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Rape and sexual abuse support services across England and Wales have been awarded increased government funding in March – totaling £24m over 3 years – to help even more victims.

Around 79 rape/sexual assault support centres are to be awarded grants – meaning there will be government-funded services in all 42 of the country’s police and crime commissioner areas.

Among the services receiving a funding boost are a national helpl...

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