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Nick Carter will not be charged for rape allegations

Sep 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM

The Backstreet Boys singer was accused of rape in November 2017

NICK CARTER. The singer will no longer be charged for rape allegations made against him by Melissa Schuman. Screenshot from Instagram.com/nickcarter

Not just a joke: The social cost of Duterte's rape remarks

Sep 08, 2018 - 5:05 PM

What are the real consequences when a president makes light of rape? A gender studies expert explains.

CHR to Duterte: Stop rape jokes, review your language

Sep 04, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon tells President Rodrigo Duterte that rape is no laughing matter

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gestures as he delivers his speech during the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) Visayas Island Cluster Conference at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu City on August 21, 2018. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Rice hoarders, Israeli lawmaker on Duterte, Robredo on rape | Evening wRap

Sep 03, 2018 - 9:19 PM

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Duterte unapologetic over latest rape remark

Sep 03, 2018 - 2:15 PM

'Hindi ko naman sinabing rinape lahat 'yan,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, downplaying his remark on Davao City rape incidents

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the inauguration of the new Communications, Navigation, Surveillance / Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) Systems Development Project at the Philippine Air Traffic Management Center (PATMC) in Pasay City on January 16, 2018, announces that he will conduct a review on the various public works projects that have remained unfinished citing that he may terminate the contractors and find new ones who will get the job done. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Robredo: Rape exists because of rapists, not beautiful women

Sep 03, 2018 - 1:35 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo reminds President Rodrigo Duterte that rape is a serious matter and victims should not be blamed

WOMEN'S RIGHTS ADVOCATE. Vice President Leni Robredo holds a press conference on September 3, 2018 Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Sara Duterte to rape joke critics: 'What have you done to help?'

Sep 01, 2018 - 11:14 AM

Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio says the Davao City government's actions against rape cases 'should not be lost in the repertoire of the President and the attacks by those who hate his guts and humor'

PRESIDENTIAL DAUGHTER. Davao City Mayor comes to her father's defense. Photo from the City Government of Davao Facebook page

'Victim-blaming’ Duterte should apologize for rape remark

Aug 31, 2018 - 1:48 PM

(UPDATED) 'There is rape because there is a rapist, not because of anything about the victim,' says ACT Teachers Representative France Castro

PHILIPPINE CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte is again under fire for making another rape joke. Malacanang photo

Roque: Visayas, Mindanao 'more liberal' in defining what is offensive

Aug 31, 2018 - 1:07 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is 'mature enough' to know when his jokes are 'too low,' says Malacañang after his joke about rape cases in Davao City

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte interacts with the guests during the 49th Charter Day celebration of Mandaue City at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex (MCCSC) in Cebu on August 30, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte explains rape cases in Davao: 'Many beautiful women'

Aug 31, 2018 - 10:02 AM

'For as long as there are many beautiful women, there are plenty of rape cases as well,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte reiterates in his speech that he has a sworn duty to protect and preserve the country and its citizens during the 49th Charter Day celebration of Mandaue City held at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex (MCCSC) in Cebu on August 30, 2018 . RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

De Lima bill raises statutory age of rape to 18

Aug 30, 2018 - 10:52 AM

Senator Leila de Lima says Senate Bill 1949 seeks to protect the youth 'by all means and at all costs'

Indonesia drops abortion charge against teen raped by brother

Aug 27, 2018 - 8:58 PM

The Jambi High Court on Monday agrees to drop the abortion charge against the teenager following an appeal by her lawyers

Protests after 7-year-old raped in Delhi

Aug 10, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Local media reports say the suspect, who had been hired by the school just a month ago, pulled the girl into a secluded water-pump room just as she was leaving to go home

Chito Roño says 'justice prevailed' in Vhong Navarro rape case dismissal

Jul 27, 2018 - 12:33 PM

The 'Signal Rock' director also says while he believes in the innocence of Vhong, they still worried when the case was reopened under the new administration

Photos by Precious del Valle/Rappler

[OPINION | DASH of SAS] To prevent rape, understand consent

Jul 25, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The Angono Police's tips to prevent rape 'was well-intentioned' but admittedly not well-thought out or researched, says Philippine National Police spokesperson Benigno Durana Jr

Police in Angono on the rack for anti-rape advice

Jul 18, 2018 - 8:21 PM

'Clothes don't cause rape, rapists do,' Senator Risa Hontiveros responds in a statement

Indian minor raped by 17 men over weeks

Jul 17, 2018 - 6:54 PM

Among those arrested are the 300-room building's security guards, plumber and elevator operator, state police say.

Celebrity doctor Joel Mendez arrested over rape case

Jul 13, 2018 - 5:13 PM

Celebrity doctor Joel Mendez is now under the custody of Mandaluyong police

JOEL MENDEZ. The doctor is nabbed for rape and attempted rape charges. Sourced photo

DOLE orders PLDT, YouTube, Kobe Paras | Evening wRap

Jul 11, 2018 - 8:16 PM

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[OPINION] Inquirer should investigate the rape of Pepsi Paloma

Jul 10, 2018 - 5:00 PM

After deleting articles about her rape, the Inquirer should investigate the tragic story of Pepsi Paloma

Indian court upholds death sentences over 2012 gang-rape

Jul 09, 2018 - 5:55 PM

Four men are convicted in September 2013 for murder, gang rape, theft, conspiracy and 'unnatural acts' after a 7-month trial in a fast-track court. Only 3 of them are involved in the appeal rejected on Monday.

Kesha accuses Dr. Luke of raping Katy Perry

Jun 14, 2018 - 10:57 AM

Kesha makes the accusation in a 2016 text message to Lady Gaga

Cagayan de Oro court convicts Australian pedophile Peter Scully

Jun 13, 2018 - 3:47 PM

(UPDATED) Peter Gerard Scully is found guilty of human trafficking and rape for using children below 12 years old – including a one-year-old – in his cybersex operations

Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

New York grand jury indicts Harvey Weinstein on rape, sex crime charges

May 31, 2018 - 9:42 AM

The indictment is next step for prosecutors to bring the movie producer to trial on charges of alleged sex crimes

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 25: Harvey Weinstein along with his attorney Benjamin Brafman (L) appears at his arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court on Friday, May 25, 2018. The former movie producer faces charges in connection with accusations made by aspiring actress Lucia Evans who has said that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in his Manhattan office in 2004. Weinstein (66) has been accused by dozens of other women of forcing them into sexual acts using both pressure and threats. The revelations of the his behavior helped to spawn the global #MeToo movement. Steven Hirsch-Pool via Getty Images/AFP

Rappler stories on Marawi, incest are finalists in prestigious SOPA Awards

May 16, 2018 - 8:52 PM

Rappler is a finalist in two categories of the Society of Publishers in Asia Awards: 'Excellence in Reporting on Women's Issues' and 'Excellence in Journalistic Innovation'

FINALIST. The Marawi team that worked on the VR/360 video, which earned a SOPA finalist nod. Photo from Rappler

Pasig City's most wanted arrested

May 15, 2018 - 10:01 AM

Police say Ronald Russel Santos allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl in 2016

MOST WANTED. Ronald Russel Santos is arrested in Barangay San Miguel in Pasig, after a citizen reported his presence in the area. Sourced photo

Did DFA do enough in rape scandal?

May 08, 2018 - 4:41 PM

After the son of a Philippine diplomat is raped, the family finds insufficient support from the Department of Foreign Affairs despite persistent pleas for help

Sotto wrong, rights groups not quiet over India rape cases – HRW

May 08, 2018 - 1:55 PM

Human Rights Watch tells Philippine Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III that international groups have been speaking up about sexual violence in India

Sen. Tito Sotto. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Second India teen raped, set on fire – police

May 07, 2018 - 3:01 PM

'The girl has suffered 70% first-degree burns. There is a chance that she will survive,' Shailendra Barnwal, police superintendent of Pakur district, says

India gov't approves death penalty for child rapists

Apr 21, 2018 - 10:32 PM

The new decree requires trials involving child victims to be completed in two months after an arrest

Indian government considering death penalty for child rapists

Apr 20, 2018 - 11:14 PM

Demonstrations across the country, after the release of horrific details of the murder of the Muslim girl by a group of Hindu men, has increased pressure on the government to take action on sexual crimes

PROTEST. Indian supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Chaudhary Lal Singh, who resigned from the state cabinet over the Kathua rape and murder case of an eight-year-old girl, hold placards during a rally in support of a new probe led by the federal Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), in Jammu on April 19, 2018. Photo by Sajjad Hussain AFP

Accuser wants 'serial rapist convicted' in Cosby retrial

Apr 12, 2018 - 8:07 AM

(UPDATED) His retrial is the first such celebrity case of the #MeToo era

RETRIAL. Bill Cosby (C) and his spokesman Andrew Wyatt (L) in the Montgomery County Courthouse after jury selection for his sexual assault retrial April 5, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images/AFP

Japanese women confront grim taboo by saying 'me too'

Apr 01, 2018 - 1:20 PM

In patriarchal Japan, where a culture of silence persists when it comes to sexual assault and harassment, raising the alarm comes at a price

WOMEN SPEAK OUT. In this picture taken on January 30, 2018, Japanese journalist Shiori Ito, who accused a television newsman of raping her in 2015, poses for a picture in Tokyo. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Asylum seeker jailed for life in Germany for rape, murder

Mar 22, 2018 - 8:19 PM

Hussein Khavari, of uncertain age and origin, is found guilty of the deadly night-time attack on medical student Maria Ladenburger, 19, in October 2016 in the university town of Freiburg

Anthony Taberna issues apology on comment about rape victim

Feb 21, 2018 - 12:01 PM

'Humihingi po ako ng paumanhin sa mga nasaktan sa aking komento at mas magiging maingat po ako sa susunod na pagkakataon,' Taberna says

Woman's honor a fallacy? SC acquits men of rape over ‘unrealistic’ account

Feb 20, 2018 - 1:04 PM

The Supreme Court does not apply the woman's honor doctrine that presumes raped women to be telling the truth

Supreme Court of teh Philippines in Padre Faura, Manila

Somaliland MPs adopt first ever rape law

Jan 10, 2018 - 5:55 PM

After 7 years of debate, the law is finally adopted on Monday, January 8, in Hargeisa, the capital of the semi-autonomous region which declared independence from troubled Somalia in 1991

Duterte: Drug addicts used to rape 'beautiful' women 'worth dying for'

Dec 19, 2017 - 5:03 PM

(UPDATED) 'May I be forgiven by Maggie dela Riva. 'Yung mga nirerape doon, talagang magaganda. Worth going to jail and worth dying for,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

RAPISTS THEN AND NOW. President Rodrigo Duterte says he 'can't imagine' how drug-influenced rapists of today victimize even infants. Presidential photo

Baguio: Rape cases up, minors involved in street crimes

Dec 04, 2017 - 7:29 PM

The Baguio City Hall façade has been turned orange since November 25 to support the '18 Days to End Violence Against Women' campaign

Egypt court sentences lawyer to jail over rape remarks

Dec 02, 2017 - 9:40 PM

Nabi al-Wahsh's comments during a television program provoke outrage and complaints to the state prosecutor, who decided to put him on trial. Wahsh said it was a 'national duty' to rape women wearing tight, ripped jeans.

11 nabbed in drug bust operation at BGC hotel

Nov 28, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The raid yields suspected ecstacy, methamphetamine or shabu, gamma hydroxybutyrate, also known as 'club drug' or 'date rape' drug, says PDEA

Plight of raped wives, pimped daughters shown in new museum

Nov 25, 2017 - 1:51 PM

The experiential museum takes its audience to 4 different scenes illustrating how women are abused at home, in the workplace, on the streets, and online

Nick Carter denies rape allegation

Nov 23, 2017 - 11:29 AM

The boyband member releases a statement about Melissa Schuman's accusation that he raped her

Suspect in rape-slay of Mabel Cama tests positive for drugs

Nov 20, 2017 - 2:55 PM

Police say Randy Oavenada used shabu, and drug paraphernalia were also found at the crime scene

CAPTURED. The PNP presents Randy Oavenada to the media. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Police present suspect in rape-slay of bank employee

Nov 20, 2017 - 1:55 PM

Randy Oavenada, 37, is accused of raping and killing Mabel Cama, 22

Rape cases have gone up since PNP left drug war – Dela Rosa

Nov 17, 2017 - 2:56 PM

'That's a glaring reality,' says PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa

RAPE CASES ON THE RISE. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa (center) tells reporters in Camp Crame on November 17, 2017, that rape cases have been on the rise since the police were taken out of the war on illegal drugs. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ex-champ Mike Tyson barred from entering Chile

Nov 10, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Chilean police explain it has the power to 'prohibit the entry into the country of any foreigner who has negative records and/or convictions in their country of origin'

BARRED. A handout picture realesed on November 9, 2017 by Chile's Investigation Police showing US former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson escorted by Chile's Investigations Police members at Santiago de Chile airport. Tyson was detained at the airport for violating Chilean immigration laws and he will be deported to the United States. AFP

Harvey Weinstein hires celebrated New York criminal lawyer

Nov 09, 2017 - 6:12 PM

Weinstein is working with Benjamin Brafman, who previously represented rapper Sean Combs and former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Producer Harvey Weinstein speaks onstage at The Weinstein Company's Pre-Oscar Dinner in partnership with Bvlgari and Grey Goose at Montage Beverly Hills on February 25, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. Rich Polk/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company/AFP

Hollywood producers kick out disgraced Harvey Weinstein

Oct 31, 2017 - 1:34 PM

The Producers Guild of America make the announcement, saying they will not tolerate sexual harassment within the ranks

Survivors of abuse empowered through self-defense lessons

Oct 21, 2017 - 11:03 AM

More than 70 girls from Marillac Hills, a DSWD shelter for abused women and children, and Barangay Old Balara learn basic self defense

EMPOWERMENT. Volunteer instructors from the Japanese Karate Association teach young girls basic self-defense. Photo courtesy of Mildred Fragante