Rape sentences must encourage victims to break their silence
Published 14/07/2015 | 02:30
Intimate partner sexual violence is possibly the most difficult crime to prosecute, particularly when you have only one person's word against another's.
It is one person making the very serious accusation of having been raped and one person denying the accusation.
There are no visible scars, no black eyes. However, we know that most violent sexual crimes are perpetrated by someone known to the victim.