PSHE/Citizenship GCSE: Rape - Laura's story of partner rape

Pips Taylor investigates the crime of rape and in this clip she investigates partner rape, speaking to Laura, who was raped by her partner.

Laura explains the circumstances surrounding her rape and why she didn't feel able to report the attack.

Laura also explains the impact the rape has had on her emotionally.

Pips continues her investigation and shares some facts around unreported rape in the UK.

She ends by asking the viewer "Why do you think so many women don't report rape?"

This series contains some sexual content and upsetting scenes. Teacher review recommended prior to use in class.

This clip is from the series I Never Said Yes.

Teacher Notes

After watching the clip, students should discuss the main question at the end, "Why do you think so many women don't report rape?"

Students could work out the reasons why and suggest solutions to the issue.

Would better education about the crime help to reduce it?

Could the police do more to be more sensitive to victims of rape?

Is ultimately the legal system unfair or intimidating to victims of rape?

Could it be reformed?

In the case study Laura is raped by her partner. Does more need to be done to educate the general public that many rapes occur in steady relationships, and are not always carried out by strangers?

Curriculum Notes

This clip is suitable for teaching PSHE and Citizenship at GCSE/KS4 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4 in Scotland.

More from I Never Said Yes:

Rape - male attitudes towards sex and consent
Rape - Natalie's story of being gang raped
Rape - Nicole’s survival story
Rape and conviction rates - Jane’s story
Rape and its impact - Sarah's story