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'Only yes means yes': Spain approves new sexual consent law
The Spanish senate has green-lighted a new law that necessitates explicit consent in sexual relations.
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Italian man cleared of sexual assault because woman 'induced' him
The ruling has been widely condemned by politicians and women's rights activists.
French minister quits government to defend himself against rape claims
Two women have accused the former minister of sexual violence, dating back to 2010. He strongly denies the allegations.
Russian army rape claims orchestrated by Western spin, says Nebenzya
"These allegations fit in nicely in a depiction of Russian soldiers as beasts and brute barbarians, orchestrated by Western spin doctors - exactly like the Goebbels henchmen did at the close of WWII," said Nebenzya.
Former Conservative MP jailed for sexually assaulting teenage boy
A London court sentenced Imran Ahmad Khan to 18 months in prison.
Footballer Benjamin Mendy pleads not guilty to rape and sexual assault
The 27-year-old has been accused of assaulting six women at his home between 2018 and 2021.
'Cyber flashers' in UK to face jail time under new online safety law
The UK is introducing a "cyberflashing" law that makes sending unsolicited "dick pics" a crime.
Team drops rapist player after intervention from bestselling author
Raith Rovers have reneged on their signing of David Goodwillie who was found guilty by a judge of raping a woman in 2017.
Cyprus court overturns UK woman’s conviction for lying about gang rape
The woman's lawyers have described the court decision as a "watershed" moment.
Two young men arrested over New Year's Eve attacks on women in Milan
Nine women say they were assaulted by groups of young men in Milan's main square during the celebrations.
Protesters demand better police action on violence against women
Demonstrators called for police officers and men to do more to stop violence.
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Spain's government approves tougher laws on sexual consent
Spain's government has approved a so-called "Only yes means yes" law that sets out offences related to sexual consent.
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Belgium vows crackdown on rape after suicide of 14-year-old victim
Belgium's government has proposed doubling the maximum sentence for rape after a 14-year-old victim killed herself just days after she was assaulted and filmed in Ghent.
France adopts law criminalising sex with children aged under 15
French Parliament adopts a law that sets the age of consent at 15 years old, and 18 years old in the case of incest.
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What are the different forms of masculinity that live in South Africa nowadays? And what are the common challenges that overcome the heritage of segregation and apartheid? Join us in our latest #CryLikeABoy podcast episode.
French MPs approve law setting age of sexual consent
Any sexual act committed on children under the age of 15 by an adult will be considered rape. The bill still needs to be approved by senators.
Emmanuel Macron promises crackdown on incest following online campaign
The French president told victims they would "never be alone again" as he responded to an online conversation that went viral when social media users shared their traumatic stories of childhood incest.
Protests in India over gang rape and death of lower-caste woman
The 19-year-old is the latest gruesome case of sexual violence against women to rile India.
Denmark proposes change to sexual violence laws requiring consent
The Ministry of Justice has hailed the proposal as a huge step towards equality.
French doctor accused of abusing 349 children faces trial
The surgeon had allegedly kept detailed notebooks, in which he wrote comments about each of the sexually violent acts inflicted on children between 1989 and 2017.
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Former UK most wanted man found guilty of 37 charges, including rape
Serial rapist Joseph McCann, once the most wanted man in the UK, was found guilty on Friday of 37 charges at his trial in Old Bailey, including rapes against women and children and kidnapping.
Anger erupts in Spain as five men acquitted of gang-raping teenager
Spanish law requires that the plaintiff in a rape case must present evidence of intimidation or specific violence.