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  In February, Lord Ramsbotham called for the bill to be withdrawn or suspended to allow proper consideration of a government commissioned report.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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Child Rape in Rotherham: Questions rape survivors, parents and the general public want answers to

Child rape in Rotherham questions rape survivors parents and the general public want answers to Submitted to the Home Affairs Committee on 9 September 2014. We have received no substantial reply so far. The Report by Dr Alexis Jay issued in August 2014, raises more questions than it answers. Unless these questions are asked and …

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Evidence to Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women

Evidence to Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women  We believe the UK government is flouting its obligations under CEDAW, and future obligations under the Istanbul Convention in relation to Violence Against Women. 1. Refusal to prosecute rapists including violent partners “In the 12 months to March 2013 there were about 10,000 recorded …

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Read more: key points from Dr Jay’s report

A Summary of issues raised in the ‘Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham (1997 – 2013)’ by Dr Alexis Jay, issued in August 2014. Download a pdf of the full Report here Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham (1997 – 2013)  Good Press report in the Telegraph This striking report is a …

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Press release: protest rape and racism

Press release: protest rape and racism Old Bailey, London, 26 June 2013, 10-12 noon Sentencing of the Oxford rapists Women protest both rape and racism. Police and social workers also trashed victims – will they be prosecuted? Seven men will be sentenced for 43 offences – ranging from rape and conspiracy to rape to supplying …

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Protest against rape and racism on the day of sentencing the Oxford rapists, Old Bailey, London, 26 June 2013

Protest against rape and racism on the day of sentencing the Oxford rapists, Old Bailey, London Protest against rape and racism on the day of sentencing the Oxford rapists Old Bailey, London EC4M 7HS, 26 June 2013 10am-12 noon, sentencing at 11am off Ludgate Hill (nearest tube St Pauls) www.womenagainstrape.net Tel 020 7482 2496 Seven men …

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