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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
17/07/2018
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The government received information detailing the extent of grooming gang activity in Rotherham as far back as 2002 but failed to properly act on it, a review has found. The National Crime Agency’s ongoing investigation has revealed that more than 1,500 girls and young women may have been abused in the

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FGM InfoGraphic - Clarion Project

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
09/12/2017
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The failure of certain parts of the Asian community to integrate into British society has led to gangs of British Pakistani Muslim men​ targeting white women with drink and drugs before raping and sexually abusing them, an anti-extremism think tank claims.

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Somalia
News Date: 
04/11/2008
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A young woman recently stoned to death in Somalia first pleaded for her life, a witness has told the BBC. "Don't kill me, don't kill me," she said, according to the man who wanted to remain anonymous. A few minutes later, more than 50 men threw stones. Human rights group Amnesty International says the victim was a 13-year-old girl who had been raped.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
04/07/2018
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Sarah Champion, the founder of the Dare2Care child abuse campaign, stated that:

“From my experience and talking to people from all over Britain, this crime is going on in every town and every city. The numbers of both suspects and victims is not a surprise to me. What I’m surprised about, however, is that you haven’t had many prosecutions based on that. If they have identified these 27 people, but nothing came of it, why did they get it so wrong? It’s unacceptable.”

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Lucy Allan MP is fighting the good fight in Telford, asking some tough questions about the widespread child rape that was taking place there. Ms Allan and others refer to the systematic rape of children as child sexual exploitation (CSE), and I make no criticism of her for that, but I will stick to the old-fashioned term child rape as I feel it is more accurate.

Ms Allan asked in Parliament why ‘multiple perpetrators were arrested for grooming a 13-year old-girl for sex but were not charged by the Crown Prosecution Service as the CPS considered the girl to have consented and that the perpetrators reasonably believed from the victim’s actions that she consented and was over 16 years old’.

I don’t think it is that complex. A 13-year-old was allegedly raped by ‘multiple perpetrators’, and they say they thought she was consenting and over 16. The CPS believe the jury will nod along when these alleged perpetrators say: ‘Yes, we thought she was consenting, this 13-year-old, and we really, really believed she was 16. We all believed, all of us, the whole gang thought this 13-year-old was having a great time.’

Amazing. A drunken date gone wrong between two 20-somethings at university will see a prosecution before you can say ‘But she invited me back and took all my clothes off.’

A 13-year-old girl with a bunch of men . . . oh, we think she consented.

All victims are equal, but some are more equal than others.

 

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
22/06/2018
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There have been 1,030 new cases of female genital mutilation discovered in England alone between January and March 2018, according to NHS data. The report into FGM showed London was the worst affected, with 425 newly recorded incidents, followed by the North of England, with 275, the Midlands has 195 and the South of England has 110 – there were clearly a few cases where no fixed address could be given. The overwhelming majority of recorded victims hail from East Africa and Western Africa.

Country: 
Somalia
News Date: 
07/03/2014
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In a country where one-third of the victims of sexual crimes are children, police training and a "zero-tolerance policy" can go a long way. Although rape in Somalia has received increased government and international attention over the last year, the situation for women and girls remains bleak. Our research found that armed assailants, including members of state security forces, operate with impunity as they sexually assault, rape, shoot and stab women. Women and girls living in the capital’s dire displacement camps are abused in their makeshift homes and as they walk to market, tend to the

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
12/06/2018
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NEW victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Wiltshire have been seen by NHS services over the last year. Figures from NHS Digital show that somewhere in the county a doctor, nurse or midwife was shocked t find themselves treating an victim of FGM - where female genitals are cut, injured or changed for no medical reason - on at least two occasions in the last year. While around 6,400 women and girls with FGM were seen by NHS staff in England between April 2017 and March this year, an estimated 137,000 are thought to have been affected by it.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
30/05/2018
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A group of 20 MPs have called for concrete action to be taken against “sickening” grooming gangs, as the government was accused of “letting down” thousands of victims of child sexual exploitation in the UK. In a letter to the Home Office noting “alarming” similarities in how the gangs of mostly Pakistani-heritage men operate across Britain, the cross-party group called forgovernment research into why the abuse is taking place. The MPs, who

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