Women’s safety must be prioritised – right now, it’s not

Women’s safety must be prioritised – right now, it’s not Women Against Rape, protesting in Parliament Square – Credit: Women Against Rape It was inevitably crowded in front of Scotland Yard on Mother’s Day as hundreds of women and men gathered to express their distress at the murder of Sarah Everard, and our outrage at …

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Police response to women’s outcry at Sarah Everard’s murder discredits Bill to increase police powers

Police response to women’s outcry at Sarah Everard’s murder discredits Bill to increase police powers We are shocked but not surprised at the police response to women’s distress and fury at the murder of Sarah Everard.  When thousands of women took to social media, Met chief Cressida Dick said not to worry because such murders …

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Press release: Domestic Abuse Bill – Lords reject parental alienation and discuss Presumption of Contact

Press release: Domestic Abuse Bill – Lords reject ‘parental alienation’ and discuss ‘presumption of contact’ Support Not Separation and Women Against Rape, 10 March 2021 Victory against ‘parental alienation’ In a victory for women and children survivors of domestic abuse, the House of Lords has refused to amend the definition of domestic abuse to include …

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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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Victory against “parental alienation”

Victory against “parental alienation” The Domestic Abuse Bill is now going through Report stage in the House of Lords.  This is when Lords can put amendments to the Bill which can be voted on.  Yesterday (8 March) we were lobbying Lords to OPPOSE an amendment which would have included in the definition of domestic abuse …

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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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UPDATE: Mum & her Children Still Homeless

UPDATE: Mum & her Children Still Homeless Marian Okeibunor is a rape survivor and mother of two young children. On 14 January 2020 she and her children were evicted by Lewisham Council and are now homeless and destitute. Ms Okeibunor is a member of the All African Women’s Group (AAWG) and is being supported by …

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Unpublished Guardian letter

Letter to the Guardian (unpublished) 16 February 2021 To: guardian.letters@theguardian.com Dear Editor, Sarah Crew, police lead for rape in England and Wales, blames the “decriminalisation” of rape on the “huge progress and expertise . . . lost when specialist teams investigating rape were disbanded during years of austerity.” (Guardian 15 Feb) Anticipating disaster, we asked …

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Release organiser Nodeep Kaur – sign petition

Release organiser Nodeep Kaur – sign petition We join Citizens for Justice & Peace in India to urge you to please sign this petition & share it widely Petition: Release Dalit Trade Union Activist Nodeep Kaur On 12 January, organiser and factory worker, Ms Kaur, with other Kundli Industrial Area factory workers, was participating in the farmers’ …

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