What is rape?

  • (noun): The act of despoiling a country in warfare.
    Synonyms: rapine
    See also — Additional definitions below


Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse, which is initiated by one or more persons against another person without that person's consent. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority or with a person who is incapable of valid consent, such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, or below the legal age of consent. The term is most often defined in criminal law.

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Satar Jabar - Treatment of Prisoners - Reports of Prisoner Rape
... stated that there is photographic evidence of rape being carried out at Abu Ghraib ... Obama's decision not to release the photos, stating, "These pictures show torture, abuse, rape and every indecency." In other alleged cases, female inmates were said to be raped by soldiers ... In one reported case, senior US officials admitted rape had taken place at Abu Ghraib ...
Recognition Of Marital Rape In Pakistani Law - Women's Protection Bill
... Bill, passed on 15 November 2006, moved the prosecution of rape cases from the Hudood Ordinance to Pakistan's secular penal code ... The bill enabled judges to try rape cases in criminal court instead of Islamic court ... These moves ended the need for multiple male witnesses to a rape in order to prosecute ...
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
... Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR) is the only organization in Allegheny County solely devoted to the issues of sexual violence ... organisation by Anne Pride, and was the first rape crisis center in Pennsylvania ...
Rape - See Also
... Anti-Rape Movement Corrective rape Courtship disorder Criminal transmission of HIV Emergency contraception (the morning after pill) Factors associated with being a victim ...
Rape (film)
... Rape (Norwegian Voldtekt) is a 1971 false document Norwegian film by renowned female director Anja Breien ... deals with a young man who is mistakenly accused of one rape and one attempted rape and how he is being processed by the judicial system ...

More definitions of "rape":

  • (noun): Eurasian plant cultivated for its seed and as a forage crop.
    Synonyms: colza, Brassica napus