UN Rapporteur submission: Evidence to Reem Alsalem, on Violence Against

In this paper we draw from our experiences as a grassroots organisation and from published facts and research. We focus on the following areas of interest outlined in the Rapporteur’s Call for Evidence: access to the law, and redress, legal protection that prevents perpetrators repeating their violence; and the obstacles to safety faced by migrants, refugees, asylum-seekers, and …

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What OFSTED needs to know about CAFCASS

Submission from Support Not Separation, Disabled Mothers’ Rights Campaign & Women Against Rape to OFSTED re its inspection of CAFCASS. Together we have worked for decades with mothers fighting to keep their children (Legal Action for Women was founded in 1982). In the last 10 years a growing movement of mothers, especially single mothers, struggling …

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Submission to the Special Rapporteur – Custody cases, violence against women and violence against children

Issued jointly by Disabled Mothers’ Rights Campaign, Support Not Separation and Women Against Rape, March 2024. We are very glad that the Special Rapporteur is carrying out this consultation. We have worked for many decades with mothers fighting to keep their children (Legal Action for Women was founded in 1982). In the last 10 years a growing …

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In the media: Guardian article quotes Women Against Rape

Ron Evans will be sentenced at the Old Bailey on Thursday. Killer known as ‘Clifton rapist’, 82, sexually assaulted woman after release. Ron Evans, who spent more than 50 years in prison, assaulted woman he befriended at drop-in centre after he was freed in 2018 A killer and rapist who spent more than half a century …

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Christmas Appeal 2023 for destitute women asylum seekers

Christmas Appeal 2023 for destitute women asylum seekers Dear friends, Each year as Christmas approaches, Legal Action for Women organises an appeal for destitute women and children in All African Women’s Group (AAWG) — the self-help group of women asylum seekers based with us at the Crossroads Women’s Centre, the charity running the Centre, is administering the …

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In the media: We ran for our lives, now the Home Office has the power of life or death over us

Excellent article published by Bail for Immigration Detainees “On International Women’s Day, a member of All African Women’s Group shares their exhausting battle to claim asylum & access legal advice in the UK – three months later she’s still struggling to find a lawyer.” Read it in full here by clicking on the image below.

In the media: Letters to the Canary: Against Scotland’s proposed rule to exclude juries from rape trials.

Scotland removing juries from rape trials? I strongly disagree with the proposal to take away juries from rape trials in Scotland because of my own experiences. In 2005, my 15-year-old daughter was raped and it went to trial in 2006. The police investigation was incompetent and they lost vital evidence. For example, it came to light during …

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Lisa Longstaff from WAR on BBC Radio

Lisa Longstaff from WAR on BBC Radio London 9:20am, 6 April 2023, interviewed by Kath Melandri, on the latest progress report by Sir Mark Rowley, Commissioner of the Met Police, on rape and domestic abuse by Met officers.   https://womenagainstrape.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Lisa-on-BBC-Radio-London-6-April-23.mp3