Oppose proposal to make men accused of rape anonymous – Briefing

Why we oppose proposals to make people accused of rape anonymous Women Against Rape Briefing to Parliament (amendment to Policing and Crime Bill – Lords Report Stage 7/12 Dec 2016) Following the closure of several investigations into allegations of sexual violence by celebrities and VIPs, there has been another media frenzy and lobby of Parliament …

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Press: High court rules in favour of rape victim who retracted accusation under duress

Woman known as Sarah has compensation increased after she made allegation against husband before changing her mind, under pressure from him. Lisa Longstaff from Women Against Rape (War), which made written submissions to the judge, said: “Sarah finally got some justice! CICA rules are applied in a sexist and uncompassionate way, and War is one …

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Evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee on Prostitution

Evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee on Prostitution Submission to the Home Affairs Select Committee on Prostitution   1) ‘Whether criminal sanction in relation to prostitution should continue to fall more heavily on those who sell sex, rather than those who buy it.’ Criminal sanction should not fall on either seller or buyer. We …

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International week of actions to close detention centres

Protest and Speak Out “THIS IS A PRISON NOT A HOLIDAY CAMP” International week of actions to close detention centres 15 – 21 June 2015, 12 noon to 2pm: Parliament Square, nearest tube Westminster. CLOSE YARL’S WOOD AND ALL DETENTION CENTRES! Detention without limit – Rape by guards – No healthcare – Mothers separated from their kids – Fast Track decisions …

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Rape victim falsely accused of lying by police wins £20,000 payout

Rape victim falsely accused of lying by police wins £20,000 payout Police admit wrongly arresting woman assaulted at age 17, but mother criticises force for leaving her daughter traumatized Sandra Laville The Guardian Friday 22 May 2015 A rape victim falsely accused of lying by detectives has won £20,000 in damages after suing police under …

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Briefing against the 2015 Immigration Bill

Briefing against the 2015 Immigration Bill Opposition to the Immigration Bill continues to grow.  In February, Lord Ramsbotham called for the bill to be withdrawn or suspended to allow proper consideration of a government commissioned report. The Shaw Report made recommendations: a limit on detention; an end to the detention of pregnant women; that there be …

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Report: Jail Rapists not Rape Victims, meeting in House of Commons

Report: Jail Rapists not Rape Victims, meeting in House of Commons   Women and families affected by biased rape investigations were joined by supporters in the House of Commons on 2 December to discuss the campaign, led by us, against the prosecution and imprisonment of rape survivors. Hosted by John McDonnell MP, the event focused …

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