Response to news that a man died after his health deteriorated in Manston

Activists respond to news that a man died after his health deteriorated in Manston Please see another important press release below from Action Against Detention & Deportations.  The death of a man who spent a week incarcerated in Manston detention camp means that a mother has lost her precious son.  The immigration authorities remain suspiciously …

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Revealed: Met police strip-searched 650 children in two-year period

Revealed: Met police strip-searched 650 children in two-year period Appropriate adults were often absent during the search, and the majority of children were innocent Police data showed that in almost a quarter of cases, an appropriate adult was not present during the strip search Sally Weale and Vikram Dodd Guardian Mon 8 Aug 2022 00.06 BST The children’s …

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Survivors of childhood abuse campaign for compensation

Survivors of childhood abuse campaign for compensation NADJA, by Leila Hawkins 15/07/2022 Read on NADJA site here People who have experienced childhood abuse in the UK are being denied compensation by a punitive law. Survivors are now campaigning to change this. When *Lucy was 11 years old her grandfather began sexually abusing her. For the …

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How police are failing to protect women

How UK police are failing to protect women NADJA newsletter asked WAR to write this article. To see it published on NADJA’s site click here 09/07/2022 Lisa Longstaff from Women Against Rape writes about how the UK police force is enabling an epidemic of violence against women.  In June a partially leaked report revealed that …

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MOJ consultation – Victims must not be denied compensation because we have a criminal conviction.

MOJ consultation – Victims must not be denied compensation because we have a criminal conviction. Dear friends Ministry of Justice consultation on compensation  Please send your views urgently to this consultation – by 5 August 2022 deadline.  Victims of rape, sexual assault and other violent crimes must not de denied compensation because we have a criminal …

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Submission to Sentencing Council’s Consultation on Perverting the Course of Justice

Submission to Sentencing Council’s Consultation on Perverting the Course of Justice Guidelines 22 June 2022 Introduction WAR is a multiracial grassroots women’s organisation set up in 1976. It provides practical support to victims of all types of sexual and domestic violence, and it campaigns for changes in the systems of criminal justice, asylum and compensation. …

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Women call on MPs to vote vs the Police Bill

Women call on MPs to vote vs the Police Bill We have been campaigning for over a year against both the Police Bill and the Nationality and Borders Bill, from women’s point of view. You may have noticed that women are at the forefront of peaceful protest against poverty, rape and domestic violence, racism and …

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‘Shortage occupations’ change is not such good news for asylum seekers

‘Shortage occupations’ change is not such good news for asylum seekers THE shortage of care workers had led the government to expand the list of “shortage occupations” and allow asylum seekers who have been waiting more than 12 months for a home office decision to apply to work in this sector. This seems like good …

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‘Empathy, compassion and conscientiousness must be valued in the Met Police’

‘Empathy, compassion and conscientiousness must be valued in the Met Police’ Hampstead Highgate Express OPINION View from the Street Published: 8:45 AM February 16, 2022 As Met Commissioner Cressida Dick departs, what standards must replace what has been discredited, in London and in forces across the country? Not only criminal behaviour by individual officers but policies …

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