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A difficult topic

Rape – not least its relationship with UK law – is a complicated subject that affects us all and, of course, especially women.

There is widespread concern in some quarters about the apparent ‘gap’ that exists between the number of actual rapes and those those result in convictions, the implication being that the ‘innocent until proven guilty’ legal principle institutionally outweighs – and possibly even intimidates females from reporting and/or pursuing rape crimes (in terms of the ordeal of going to court) – the rights of victims.

Here is a link to a thought-provoking opinion piece by Harriet Hall upon the findings of a recent survey of almost 4,000 people by the End Violence Against Women Coalition that appears today on the website of – THE INDEPENDENT

About Jane Shillingford

Jane spent the bulk of her career working on women’s magazines. Now retired and living on the south coast, she has no regrets and 'would do it all again'. More Posts