Ending violence against women and girls

Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland: #WishISaid

This Mental Health Awareness week, Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland took new action against sexual harassment. RCTN has launched a new campaign, #WishISaid. #WishISaid wants to get you talking about Sexual Harassment in public places like the street, mostly of women and girls, perpetrated mostly by men and boys. Find out more on the Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland website

Evidence disclosure practice risks injustice for rape victims

On the 15th May, the Justice Committee heard evidence from Rape Crisis England & Wales regarding the disclosure of evidence in criminal cases and its damaging impact on rape trials. Watch the full evidence session. Rape Crisis England & Wales (RCEW) says: “Survivors are told that it doesn’t matter if they have nothing “to hide”. But there is a violation in the very act of asking for access to things that don’t feel relevant to a sexual offence you have chosen to report.

IWF research on child sex abuse live-streaming reveals 98% of victims are under 13 and 96% are girls

A new study by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has revealed shocking statistics on children being groomed, coerced and blackmailed into live-streaming their own sexual abuse over webcams, tablets and mobile phones. The research, Online Child Sexual Exploitation: Examining the Distribution of Captures of Live-streamed Child Sexual Abuse was conducted over a three-month period and identified 2,082 images and videos of live-streamed child sexual abuse.

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