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Pineapples

  Many people believe that pineapples grow on trees.  They believe this because at some point they have either assumed it or someone told them so.  They have probably accepted it as fact for many years and never bothered to … Continue reading

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Perfect Victims?

There seems to be a growing trend of slighting what some view as the “perfect victim”.  This is particularly nasty as it often comes from other victims and campaigners. No one asks to the  victim of rape or sexual violence! … Continue reading

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25% of Reported Sex Crimes Not Recorded

Today we had the news that 25% of reported sex crimes have not been recorded, by the police.  This on top of the increase in reported sex crimes shows that the Savile effect is still continuing and that people are … Continue reading

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The Confessional & Confidentiality

Following on from the Report compiled about sexual abuse in Manchester and the failings that it highlighted, the suggestion was put forward that the Confessional should be able to breach confidentiality in cases of sexual violence. Whilst this is currently … Continue reading

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Anonymity

There has been a lot of talk over the past year about anonymity for alleged offenders of sexual violence and rape. Many prestigious people have called for anonymity at various different levels of the investigation into these crimes. This has been particularly … Continue reading

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Jurors Understanding Rape is Essential Standard (JURIES)

The JURIES Campaign is a new campaign asking government to brief jurors prior to a trial beginning, about rape myths and stereotypes.  We envisage this being done by a DVD that is played in open court that addresses some of … Continue reading

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Ched Evans, Sheffield United, Hartlepool, Malta, Oldham – With updates

Ched Evans denies that he has committed rape, but the law says that he has.  He has served two and half years of the 5 year sentence that he received, and he is now out on licence. Ched is appealing … Continue reading

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Christmas & New Year

At Christmas and New Year some men think it is okay to rape, abuse and be violent. It ISN’T! It is never okay.

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To Go Boldly, or Blindly………

Recently someone said to me, “Watch this space, we are going to do a leaflet about Domestic Violence and provide a service” – The first question I asked was how much training those who would be involved had had? The … Continue reading

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Forced Marriage

The Government has this week announced plans to make it a crime to force marriage. Whilst this is an admirable step in the right direction (showing the importance of not forcing women – and sometimes men) into marriage, it raises … Continue reading

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