Sexual assault revolutions around the world

Published On May 16, 2018 | By Michelle Neha | International, News, Politics

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Michelle Neha

Social awareness has caused an increase in the number of rapes reported in Spain this year, following a verdict in the infamous wolf pack case.

The case drew attention to Spanish law regarding sexual assault, rape and sexual abuse. The perpetrators attacked a woman during the running of the bulls festival in Pamplona on July 7, 2016. They shared videos and messages on a WhatsApp group. A court sentenced them to nine to eleven years in prison on a lesser charge of sexual abuse instead of  rape.

This case has become Spain’s #MeToo movement with the hashtag #ibelieveyou.

In recent years  many countries have faced similar protests against sexual assault. Many have updated their laws to reflect changing perceptions.   

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