‘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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‘Women’s safety is not a police priority’

‘Women’s safety is not a police priority’ Camden New Journal, edition almost exclusively written by women, 18 November 2021 For four decades our multiracial group has organised for protection and justice for women and children who suffer rape and domestic violence in the home, in institutions and outside. This includes violence by police officers and …

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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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Revealed: 315 officers domestic abuse

Revealed: 315 officers continued serving after Met dropped domestic abuse cases Josh Layton Monday 11 Oct 2021 3:32 pm Domestic abuse allegations have been made against hundreds of serving Metropolitan Police officers – with formal action taken in only a fraction of cases, figures show. More than 360 complaints were made against 326 police officers and Specials …

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Rallying Against the Police Bill

Morning Star 22 Sept 2021 Rallying Against the Police Bill Women and allies are joining a movement that’s coming together across Britain to opose the government’s onslaught of harmful legislation, say SARA CALLAWAY and LISA LONGSTAFF AS THE Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill was debated in the Lords last week, women held a lively …

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Consult on damages for crime victims with convictions, court tells government

Consult on damages for crime victims with convictions, court tells government BBC 9 August The public should be consulted on whether crime victims should be barred from getting compensation if they have an unspent conviction, judges say. The High Court ruling against the justice secretary follows a legal challenge by a woman who was sexually …

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Review of Justice is Your Right

Review of Justice is Your Right By Frith Taylor In May 2020 Women Against Rape (WAR) released the latest edition of ‘Justice is Your Right: A Self Help Guide to Survivors of Rape and Sexual Assault & their Supporters’ . For many years this guide has empowered sexual abuse survivors by explaining how they can …

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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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