Same roof rule petition

Sign this important petition against the ‘Same Roof rule’ – which prevents victims getting compensation if they lived in the same house as their attacker before 1 October 1979

Model letter to MPs re compensation – please use

Please adjust accordingly and send this letter to your local MP (find your MP’s name and contact details here) [your address or email] Dear [insert full name of MP] As your constituent I urge you to take action to update the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme for victims of crime, in particular for victims of rape …

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Campaign update – survivor Alissa Moore in Parliament

Campaign update – survivor Alissa Moore in Parliament Alissa Moore, a rape survivor we are working with in our campaign for compensation got her MP Iain Stewart to raise the issues in Parliament on 23 Nov. WAR was quoted and thanked for our work. Alissa was raped from aged 7-15 by her father, yet she …

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Christina McHugh, 27, raped when she was just 11, was denied compensation because of a conviction

Christina McHugh, 27, raped when she was just 11, was denied compensation because of a conviction Scottish Herald, 4 November 2017 HUNDREDS of rape victims are being denied compensation after committing ‘minor’ criminal offences, The Herald can reveal. It is estimated that at least 500 women have seen their claims rejected by the UK Government’s Criminal …

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Hundreds of sex assault victims refused compensation due to criminal convictions

Hundreds of sex assault victims refused compensation due to criminal convictions Independent, 28 Oct 2017 Refusing money on basis of offence records ‘a new form of victim-blaming’, says Shadow minister Harriet Agerholm @HarrietAgerholm  The Government’s compensation body, CICA, has been routinely rejecting survivors’ claims when it emerges they have a conviction of any severity Getty Hundreds of …

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Letter to Justice Secretary – Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme

From: WOMEN AGAINST RAPE David Lidington david.lidington.mp@parliament.uk Justice Secretary – Ministry of Justice 28 July 2017 Dear David Lidington Re Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme and Authority (CICA) We echo demands in the letters to you from MP Sarah Champion, shadow minister for women and equalities, and from a coalition of charities[1] that the Criminal Injuries …

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The benefit cap is supporting state child abuse

The benefit cap is supporting state child abuse See WAR’s article by Lisa Longstaff The Guardian, Jan 2014, which connects benefit cuts with domestic violence and the state taking children from mothers. As a family brings a legal challenge to the £500 limit, the treatment of mothers in violent relationships is brought into sharp relief.