Video: Press launch of our petition – Stop denying compensation to victims of sexual assault

Video: Press launch of our petition “Stop denying compensation to victims of sexual assault” Victims of rape and sexual assault are being denied compensation just because we have a minor criminal conviction. This outrageous discrimination has deprived 895 sexual assault victims of any award. SIGN THE PETITION, and circulate it widely.  Let’s press the government …

Read more

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, …

Read more

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 …

Read more

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 …

Read more

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, …

Read more

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 …

Read more

Evidence to MoJ Review of Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme

Evidence to MoJ Review of Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme The denial of compensation to victims of sexual offences with criminal convictions is a scandal. Survivors in our network have been denied what should be an unquestionable entitlement for the violent crimes committed against them. We are outraged that the MOJ omits this rule from the …

Read more

Government announces Same Roof victims can re-apply for compensation

Government announces Same Roof victims can re-apply for compensation Congratulations everyone who campaigned for this change – what a wonderful if very belated victory for grassroots claimants/campaigners! It seems that the government has decided not to make people wait for the end of their Review of the Compensation Scheme after all. That’s good as the …

Read more