What’s Current: Rape prosecutions in England and Wales at record low despite increase in reports

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  • The number of people prosecuted, charged, and convicted for rape in England and Wales has fallen to an all-time low despite a record numbers of reports being filed, figures reveal.
  • Women and girls are being forced to marry several husbands or are sold as sex slaves amid a “wife shortage” in the Baghpat district in the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh.
  • Ridesharing service Lyft is facing multiple lawsuits from American women who claim the company failed to take action against an “epidemic” of sexual assaults involving some of its drivers.
  • Survivors and advocates claim Nome police have systematically failed to properly investigate sexual assaults reported by Indigenous women.
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.