UP FROM DESTITUTION

UP FROM DESTITUTION WOMEN AND OUR CHILDREN ESCAPING PERSECUTION, WAR AND ECOLOGICAL DEVASTATION HAVE A RIGHT TO ASYLUM AND SUPPORT This survey lifts the lid on the hardship, homelessness, exploitation and abuse faced by women seeking asylum and making immigration applications in the UK as a result of such state-imposed destitution,  and it calls for …

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Action Alert: Oppose the Nationality and Borders Bill

ACTION ALERT: OPPOSE THE NATIONALITY & BORDERS BILL The Nationality and Borders Bill undermines everyone’s right to claim asylum, protection and safety. It introduces a two-tier system so that regardless of what horrors people are fleeing from they will be first of all judged on the way they arrived in the UK. Anyone arriving by …

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Sex attack victims denied compensation ‘because of unpaid TV licences’

Sex attack victims denied compensation ‘because of unpaid TV licences’ Josh Layton Nearly 1,000 reported victims of sexual assault have been denied compensation with many said to have had their claims rejected due to minor rule breaking. The applicants had requests turned down for convictions including not owning a TV licence, shoplifting and sex work, …

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ACTION ALERT: Oppose the “New Immigration” Plan

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, you will only get “temporary protection status” lasting no longer than 30 months. You will have limited access to benefits and family reunion, and could …

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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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Domestic Abuse Bill: Father Urges Men to Speak Out VS Misogynist Men

Domestic Abuse Bill: Father urges men to speak out against mysoginist men As the Domestic Abuse Bill is being debated in Parliament, men have a responsibility to confront violent men and their male supremacist organisations which poison relationships between women and men, and with children, and put lives at risk. We must take our lead …

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PRESS RELEASE: Destitute mother and children win housing at last!

PRESS RELEASE: Destitute mother and children win housing at last! A mother with two children, who was evicted by Lewisham Council five weeks ago, at the height of the second wave of the pandemic and in freezing weather, has won a fight to claim asylum and be granted housing and assistance. Marian Okeibunor is a survivor of …

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Evidence to government Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy

Evidence to government Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy 19 February 2021 Women Against Rape is a multi-racial self-help organisation of survivors and supporters, based in London with a national network throughout the UK. Since 1976 WAR has provided support, advocacy and information to women and girls suffering rape or other sexual or domestic violence. …

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