ACTION ALERT: Oppose the “New Immigration” Plan

Proposals in the New Immigration Plan are now being put forward as legislation in the Nationality and Borders Bill currently making its way through parliament. The government’s New Immigration Plan introduces a two-tier system so that anyone entering the UK by a so-called illegal route will no longer be entitled to full refugee status. Instead, …

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KillTheBill – 1 May

The Police Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is a major threat to all justice movements. The police don’t use the powers they have to properly investigate rape, domestic violence, racist attacks, and other violence we report. Worse, they abuse their powers: women police officers have joined the public outpouring on sexual abuse by male colleagues. …

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Hundreds of rape victims still being denied compensation over past offences

Hundreds of rape victims still being denied compensation over past offences Campaigners say victims are being unfairly denied compensation because of unspent criminal convictions Campaigners are demanding an end to the ‘scandal’ of women being denied Government compensation for sexual offences because of relatively minor past offences. One woman, who was repeatedly raped by two …

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H&H OPINION: Police Bill: 5 years for rape, 10 for damaging a slaver statue

OPINION Police Bill: 5 years for rape, 10 for damaging a slaver statue Lisa Longstaff, Women Against Rape Women Against Rape, protesting in Parliament Square – Credit: Women Against Rape The strength of feeling provoked by Sarah Everard’s murder and the police response to women paying their respects remind us of the fury at the police killing of …

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‘Women will live in fear until we see changes’

‘Women will live in fear until we see changes’ 18 March 2021 PAIN and anger in the wake of Sarah Everard’s killing must lead to ­permanent changes in the UK and a strengthening of laws to make women feel safer, campaigners demanded this week. In the days since the 33-year-old’s remains were found in Kent …

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Unpublished Guardian letter

Letter to the Guardian (unpublished) 16 February 2021 To: guardian.letters@theguardian.com Dear Editor, Sarah Crew, police lead for rape in England and Wales, blames the “decriminalisation” of rape on the “huge progress and expertise . . . lost when specialist teams investigating rape were disbanded during years of austerity.” (Guardian 15 Feb) Anticipating disaster, we asked …

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End the Expansion of Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre

NO Expansion of Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre “We’re in the middle of a pandemic. Deaths are rising in detention centres, prisons & overcrowded hostels which were dangerous places even before COVID – they should be closed not expanded.  Everyone should be housed safely regardless of immigration status and all deportations suspended for the public good.” …

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MODEL LETTER TO UK HOME SECRETARY,PRITI PATEL MP

Please add some information about yourself and the reason you are writing. Rt. Hon Priti Patel MPHome Office2 Marsham StreetLondon, SW1P 4DF Email: public.enquiries@homeoffice.gov.uk Dear Ms Patel, I am writing to demand that you grant immediate, permanent and unconditional amnesty for all migrants and refugees currently living in the UK. This pandemic has shown how dependent …

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