The Rape Crisis Blog

I've created this blog in order to bring to the forefront the sad reality of rape victims throughout the world in the 21st century. Currently I'm collecting every piece of information I can find regarding this subject, and put it here with reference to the origin. Please comment and spread it to people that may find this interesting.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

When is rape legal?

After a consultation involving 157 individuals and organisations, the Home Office decided last week that there should be no specific offence of rape. Many respondents, according to the Home Office minister Baroness Scotland, fear that a specific offence of rape merely helps to "isolate victims, prevent reconciliation and drive rape further underground". Instead, she proposed that rapists should be pursued through the civil courts, adding: "We will continue to provide information and assistance both to potential victims and to concerned professionals who are confronted by this abuse." Actually, the above is not quite true. I have substituted "rape" for "forced marriage".... To read the full article you must be a registered member of the site and logged in.

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