Rape & sexual assault

Rape culture crisis in schools

A number of schools have seen students walk-out in protest.

Millie Collins  ·  11 July 2021

London school students walk out over rape and harassment

Highgate students walked out on 25 March.

Jeremy Dewar  ·  12 April 2021

Mass protests against rape in Bangladesh

By Joe Crathorne and KD Tait The death penalty has been introduced for rape cases in Bangladesh in response to a week of demonstrations against widespread and increasing sexual violence against women and girls. The protests erupted in the capital city Dhakar, after graphic footage showing a group of men sexually assaulting a woman went […]

Joe Crathorne  ·  15 October 2020

Rape and the Left – The enemy within

By Rebecca Anderson THE RAPE AND assault charges against members of the Socialist Workers Party, the RMT union and the Socialist Party have dragged into the light a long overdue issue. Such actions are far from only existing ‘out there’ – outside the Labour Movement. Indeed, to our shame, they represent an “enemy within”. We […]

Red Flag  ·  14 May 2013

Why can’ t rape victims get justice?

The vicious beating and gang-rape of a 23-year-old student in New Delhi, who died in hospital two weeks later, sparked outrage across India and the world, writes Joy Mcready The brutality and premeditation of the attack – six men conspired to snatch a woman in order to rape and kill her – spawned mass protests […]

Red Flag  ·  20 January 2013

Socialist Workers Party: Rape, sexist behaviour and the working class movement

The following is a shortened version of an online statement (see) The Socialist Workers Party (SWP) is presently undergoing its most serious crisis since the 1970s. This is entirely the direct result of the disloyal actions of its own leadership, the 12-person Central Committee (CC), before, during and after the annual conference held on 5 […]

Red Flag  ·  20 January 2013

In rape cases, who is on trial?

The acquittal of Dominique Strauss Kahn and the public character assassination of his victim reveal a lot about societies attitudes towards rape, argues Jo Cassidy

Red Flag  ·  31 August 2011

SlutWalk: women fight back against misogyny and rape

The SlutWalk movement has struck a chord with young women across the world and has put the issue of rape and sexual assault back on the agenda, writes Jo Cassidy, with demonstrations taking place in many countries

Red Flag  ·  30 May 2011

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