Spanish law requires that the plaintiff in a rape case must present evidence of intimidation or specific violence.
There were scenes of anger on the streets of Quito on Tuesday as pro-abortion protesters clashed with police after Ecuadorian lawmakers voted down a motion that would have eased abortion laws in rape cases.
As universities across Europe prepare open their doors for a new term, student Cara Balen warns of the danger of not recognising the importance of sexual consent on campus and beyond.
A probe begins over whether US sex offender Jeffrey Epstein committed child rape offences in France
All initially accused Israelis freed after Cypriot authorities arrested 19-year-old British woman who claimed she was raped on suspicion of a false allegation.
A murder suspect in the southern Romanian town of Caracal has admitted to killing two teenage girls, his lawyer said on Sunday, in a case that sparked nationwide outrage over the way authorities handled it.
“Based upon a review of the information presented at this time, the allegations of sexual assault against Cristiano Ronaldo cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt,” said the District Attorney’s Office.
Eleven men, mostly from Syria, have gone on trial in Freiburg, Germany over the gang rape of an 18-year-old woman outside a nightclub last October.
The Greek government made a U-turn on the definition of rape after an initial draft law sparked fierce criticism from society, NGOs, and parliament members.
Sweden's deputy prosecutor announced Monday that she will reopen the preliminary investigation into a rape case against Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange.
Campaigners have pledged to fight a move by British police to ask crime victims to hand over their mobile phones and social media passwords to investigators.
Dr Denis Mukwege has operated thousands of women who have been brutally raped, and he knows the physical wounds are only half the battle. At Panzi hospital in Bukavu - which he founded 30 years ago in the Democratic Republic of Congo - Doctor Miracle battles on against sexual violence.
Doctor Miracle's reputation spreads well beyond his home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is a global campaigner against the use of rape as a weapon of war - a surgeon who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 for his extraordinary work.
Italy's top court has opened a probe into a sentence by an Ancona appeals court that found the victim in a rape case was "too ugly to be raped".
The girl had said she wanted to get rid of the baby, fathered by the 65-year-old boyfriend of her partner, but the legal process took so long that doctors deemed it too late to perform the procedure.
Scotland’s former first minister Alex Salmond has been charged with multiple offences including two counts of attempted rape.
Ecuador women demonstrating against sexual violence
The five men were sentenced to nine years in jail but were cleared of rape in a case that has gripped Spain.
Marta was beaten, insulted and force-fed by the nuns who were supposed to be looking after her.
A Swedish appeals court toughened the sentence for a Frenchman at the centre of a sex scandal that forced the postponement of this year's Nobel Prize in Literature.
On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, it is timely to pay homage to the women who keep fighting for their unequivocal right to autonomy over their own bodies.
The television journalist was brutally raped and murdered last week which shocked the country
A standing ovation for Congolese Nobel Peace Prize-winner Denis Mukwege who treats war rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Nadia Murad, a Yazidi rights activist and survivor of sexual slavery by so called Islamic State, also won the prestigious award
A rape allegation against footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has prompted big sponsors like Nike and EA to express concern, and have him left off the Portuguese national team roster. Kathryn Mayorga alleges he raped her in a hotel room in 2009 and Las Vegas police have reopened a criminal investigation.
The lawyer for a woman who alleges she was raped by Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009 says she was encouraged to come forward by the #MeToo movement.
Kathryn Mayorga reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement with the Portuguese international footballer involving a 375,000 dollar payment.