Labour’s green paper on violence against women also falls short

Labour’s green paper on violence against women also falls short Lisa Longstaff 19 May 2021 Labour wants to put violence against women and girls at the top of its agenda. But the proposals in its green paper are a mixed bag. We welcome the recognition that financial independence is the first step to escaping an abuser. …

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Abolish Detention: No To Hassockfield

Abolish Detention – No to Hassockfield https://womenagainstrape.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/ConRT_1.mp4 Cristel Amiss, Global Women Against Deportations – part of the grassroots campaign calling for an end to building Hassockfield – a new detention Centre for women – planned by the Home Secretary.  “The systematic racist and sexist abuse that is detention and deportation must end – many more …

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Evidence to Joint Committee on Human Rights on the Police, Crime, Courts & Sentencing Bill

Evidence to Joint Committee on Human Rights on the Police, Crime, Courts and Sentencing Bill Please see our answers below each of the Committee’s questions in its Terms of Reference, which are in italics Does the power to extract information from electronic devices set out in Chapter 3 of Part 2 of the Bill comply …

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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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KillTheBill – 1 May

The Police Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is a major threat to all justice movements. The police don’t use the powers they have to properly investigate rape, domestic violence, racist attacks, and other violence we report. Worse, they abuse their powers: women police officers have joined the public outpouring on sexual abuse by male colleagues. …

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Jail reprieve for dad who took upskirt pictures of 250 women

Jail reprieve for dad who took upskirt pictures of 250 women   A PERVERT who took more than 6,000 upskirt photos using a camera in his shoe has walked free from court – triggering fury from women’s rights campaigners. Daily Express By MARK REYNOLDS PUBLISHED: 11:06, Wed, Apr 21, 2021 | UPDATED: 11:07, Wed, Apr 21, 2021 Richard …

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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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Police, Crime, Sentencing & Courts Bill

Police, Crime, Sentencing & Courts Bill https://womenagainstrape.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/CopStatfinal.mp4 We are determined to stop this repressive and unwarranted Bill.  We will continue to and hold the police to account.  We demand protection and justice for anyone who’s suffered male violence – including by the police.  Please watch & share our video on social media. Please also share …

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H&H OPINION: Police Bill: 5 years for rape, 10 for damaging a slaver statue

OPINION Police Bill: 5 years for rape, 10 for damaging a slaver statue Lisa Longstaff, Women Against Rape Women Against Rape, protesting in Parliament Square – Credit: Women Against Rape The strength of feeling provoked by Sarah Everard’s murder and the police response to women paying their respects remind us of the fury at the police killing of …

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Met Police’s sexist culture of porn, bullying and sex jokes exposed – as ex-cops hit out

Who can we report to? 20 March 2021 Met Police’s sexist culture of porn, bullying and sex jokes exposed – as ex-cops hit out EXCLUSIVE: Former female police officers have lifted the lid on the shocking misogyny in the police including male colleagues passing around porn and making jokes about having sex with a missing …

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