‘Defending this racist, male supremacist force’

Defending this racist, male supremacist force’ Hampstead & Highgate Express  Opinion: View from the Street Published: 8:52 AM February 9, 2022 Ms Kristina O’Connor was assaulted in a street robbery in Kentish Town in 2011. When she reported it, DS James Mason, called her “amazingly hot” and asked her out. A disciplinary hearing found him guilty …

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URGENT: women oppose Police Crime Sentencing & Courts Bill

URGENT: women oppose Police Crime Sentencing & Courts Bill & Nationality & Borders Bill Update: National Day of Action Join WAR & Women of Colour GWS at the London protest against both the Police Bill and the Nationality & Borders Bill, meet 12 noon, Lincolns Inn Fields WC2A 3TL. Two planned protests have merged, check …

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Call to stop denying compensation to rape victims with criminal convictions

Call to stop denying compensation to rape victims with criminal convictions 20 December 2021, Claudia Jacob A Kentish Town-based organisation has launched a petition demanding the government stop denying compensation to victims of sexual assault who have unrelated unspent convictions. The Ministry of Justice-funded Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (CICS) makes payments to victims of violent crime. Since 2012, …

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Rape victims with minor criminal convictions blocked from financial compensation

Rape victims with minor criminal convictions blocked from financial compensation Exclusive: ‘Given so many of these victims were attacked as children by grown men, the trauma is lasting,’ says campaigner. Maya Oppenheim, Women’s Correspondent, The Independent, 13 December 2021 Hundreds of sexual assault and rape victims with minor criminal convictions are being denied financial compensation, The Independent can reveal. Exclusive data …

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Stop denying compensation to victims of sexual assault

Stop denying compensation to victims of sexual assault PRESS RELEASE Women Against Rape invites you to the launch of its petition On Wednesday 15 December 2021, 12noon-1pm, join us at an online press conference to launch this new petition. Media and non-media welcome. REGISTER HERE For more information contact: Women Against Rape 020 7482 2496 …

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‘I was terrified’: Ugandan woman wins asylum thanks to women’s centre’

Sally Patterson, 23 November 2021 https://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/kentish-town-crossroad-women-supports-ugandan-asylum-seeker-8498126 ‘I was terrified’: Ugandan woman wins asylum thanks to women’s centre’ A Ugandan woman won her asylum claim thanks to The All African Women’s Group, based at Kentish Town’s Crossroad Women – Credit: Women Against Rape A lesbian woman from Uganda has won her asylum claim to remain in …

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Traumatised and alone – why are we still sending survivors of abuse to detention centres?

Traumatised and alone – why are we still sending survivors of abuse to detention centres? Metro Exclusive, By Lauren Crosby Medlicott, Freelance writer Sunday 7 Nov 2021 8:00 am Following years of violence at the hands of her husband, in 2002, Gloria Peters fled her home country of Kenya. It had been a difficult decision to make, and …

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Time to clean up the police force

Time to clean up the police force Camden New Journal LETTERS 15 Oct 2021 ‘How can we expect convictions of violent men when police abusers protect other abusers inside and outside the force?’• AS Camden women’s organisations, we welcome the CNJ’s article and Comment on women’s safety. Since then national newspapers have criticised the institutional …

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The Met Police is telling women what they need to do but it urgently needs to change the way it functions

The Met Police is telling women what they need to do but it urgently needs to change the way it functions Camden New Journal 7 October 2021 By Isabelle Stanley Excerpted quote from WAR: “But campaigners have questioned what the point of more officers is if women don’t trust them. Lisa Longstaff from Women Against …

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