A third of women say there are varying degrees of rape
- 06 Sep
Charity Rape Crisis have carried out research with Reveal Magazine and have found that a third of women believe there are varying degrees of rape.
The research also revealed that the same proportion of women believe that if a woman doesn't fight back, then she cannot have experienced rape.
Rape Crisis support victims as they go through the justice system and want more funding for ISVAs (Independent Sexual Violence Advisors).
A quarter of the women surveyed believed that if the person was drunk, it couldn't be classed as rape, and 60% thought it didn't count if a woman doesn't say no.
Of the women surveyed 16% said they had been forced to have sex however over three quarters did not report it to the police. They said they didn't speak up as they were scared they would not be believed, there'd be a lack of legal support and doubted whether prosecution would be successful.
Figures from the Ministry of Justice, The Home Office and ONS show an estimation of 60,000 to 95,000 incidents of rape on average over the last three years. Of these incidents only 15,670 of these were reported to police and only 2,901 cases went to court.
This report comes out the same week it was revealed that the Department of Education have no plans to make domestic abuse classes compulsory.
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