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‘My rape case was dropped because I was too articulate’

A rape complainant was told by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) that her delay in reporting her alleged assault, her articulacy and her assertiveness were factors in its decision not to prosecute the man she said had attacked her.

Source: ‘My rape case was dropped because I was too articulate’ | Society | The Guardian

Hundreds protest across Japan over acquittals of men in sex crimes

Hundreds of people take to the streets across Japan to protest a recent series of court acquittals of men in sex crime cases, including a man found not guilty over having sex with his biological underage daughter.

Source: Hundreds protest across Japan over acquittals of men in sex crimes

The CPS is denying justice to thousands by secretly changing rape prosecution rules

Reported rapes have soared while cases reaching court have plummeted, says Rachel Krys of End Violence Against Women Coalition

Source: The CPS is denying justice to thousands by secretly changing rape prosecution rules | Rachel Krys | Opinion | The Guardian

Ex-London lawyer who led global work with street kids convicted of sexual abuse

A former London lawyer who left the legal world more than 30 years ago to become an expert in international humanitarian work with street children, efforts that earned him the Order of Canada, has been convicted of sexually abusing kids in Nepal.

Source: Ex-London lawyer who led global work with street kids convicted of sexual abuse | The London Free Press

If we took domestic violence seriously, Bourke St wouldn’t have happened.

Three months before James Gargasoulas would kill six people in Melbourne’s Bourke Street mall, he punched his girlfriend, who was 19 weeks pregnant, repeatedly in the face.

Just over two years before the Bourke Street mall terror attack, a man walked into a cafe in Sydney’s Martin Place.

But Monis wasn’t just any potential customer, walking in off the street. He had been charged with 43 counts of sexual assault. He had a history of domestic violence. He was accused of conspiring to murder his own wife.

But it’s not only the Bourke Street rampage and the Lindt cafe siege that point to a disturbing link between domestic violence and terrorism.

There’s the London Bridge attacks.

The attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices.

The Manchester bombing.

The Pulse nightclub shooting.

The Parkland massacre.

The Sandy Hook shooting.

All instances where the perpetrator had a history (or alleged history) of violence against women. All instances where these men were nonetheless free to walk into schools, nightclubs, concerts and other public spaces, and commit acts of unimaginable evil.

Source: If we took domestic violence seriously, Bourke St wouldn’t have happened.