Event: Protest outside the sentencing hearing of serial police rapist David Carrick

1 February 2023

Event: Protest outside the sentencing hearing of serial police rapist David Carrick Stop police impunity. Stop arming police rapists, racists & murderers. Stop increasing the power of corrupt police forces over the public – NO Public Order Bill! 9am Monday 6 February 2023, Join us outside Southwark Crown Court, 1 English Grounds, London SE1 2HU …

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Event report: Europe-wide action called by Refugees in Libya.

18 January 2023

Event: Europe wide action called by Refugees in Libya On Tuesday 10th January a lively group of people gathered outside the London offices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as part of a Europe-wide action called by Refugees in Libya. Protestors gathered simultaneously outside UNHCR Berlin, Brussels, Rome and Tripoli to commemorate …

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Event: London Protests as part of European actions to demand UNHCR provides protection to asylum seekers and refugees

5 January 2023

Event: London Protests as part of European actions to demand UNHCR provides protection to asylum seekers and refugees WHEN: Tuesday 10 January, 12.30-1.30pm WHERE: UNHCR, 10 Furnival Street, London, EC4A 1AB Dear friends, Refugees in Libya have called a protest against the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for its abuse and horrendous neglect …

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Fundraiser: Giving Tuesday

28 November 2022

Fundraising drive now held open til 31 December Dear Friends and Supporters, We write to ask for a donation towards our work. This is a really hard time for most of us who are facing ever rising prices, low pay and even lower benefits. As a result, many more women and children are trapped with …

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Press:Response to news that a man died after his health deteriorated in Manston

20 November 2022

Activists respond to news that a man died after his health deteriorated in Manston Please see another important press release below from Action Against Detention & Deportations.  The death of a man who spent a week incarcerated in Manston detention camp means that a mother has lost her precious son.  The immigration authorities remain suspiciously …

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Call to Action: ‘SHUT MANSTON DOWN’: Groups demand closure of camp

5 November 2022

‘SHUT MANSTON DOWN’: GROUPS DEMAND END TO DETENTION CAMP Dear friends, Please see the important press release below from Action Against Detention & Deportations. We are part of this coalition which helped expose the conditions that children, women and men are enduring in Manston detention camp. We would be glad for your help in circulating the …

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Event : Third National Protest to close down Derwentside /Hassockfield – Sat 15 Oct

10 October 2022

Event : Third National Protest to close down Derwentside/Hassockfield – Sat 15 Oct Dear friends, This Saturday, 15 October, the third National Protest to close down Derwentside is being held. Speakers include All African Women’s Group (AAWG) many of whom have been in detention and threatened with deportation and other members of Global Women Against …

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Revealed: Met police strip-searched 650 children in two-year period

22 September 2022

Revealed: Met police strip-searched 650 children in two-year period Appropriate adults were often absent during the search, and the majority of children were innocent Police data showed that in almost a quarter of cases, an appropriate adult was not present during the strip search Sally Weale and Vikram Dodd Guardian Mon 8 Aug 2022 00.06 BST The children’s …

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Call to action: Against Detention & Deportations

8 September 2022

Action Against Detention & Deportations Saturday 10 September, we will be protesting at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Centre to close down detention centres, #StopRwandaplan; the Borders Act which attacks everyone’s right to asylum and protection in the UK. We’re helping organise protests as part of Action Against Detention & Deportations – more details here https://linktr.ee/nodeportations. Last weekend …

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Press: Survivors of childhood abuse campaign for compensation

1 September 2022

Survivors of childhood abuse campaign for compensation NADJA, by Leila Hawkins 15/07/2022 Read on NADJA site here People who have experienced childhood abuse in the UK are being denied compensation by a punitive law. Survivors are now campaigning to change this. When *Lucy was 11 years old her grandfather began sexually abusing her. For the …

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Press: How police are failing to protect women

1 September 2022

How UK police are failing to protect women NADJA newsletter asked WAR to write this article. To see it published on NADJA’s site click here 09/07/2022 Lisa Longstaff from Women Against Rape writes about how the UK police force is enabling an epidemic of violence against women.  In June a partially leaked report revealed that …

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Call to action: Victims must not be denied compensation because they have a criminal conviction.

11 July 2022

MOJ consultation – Victims must not be denied compensation because we have a criminal conviction. Dear friends Ministry of Justice consultation on compensation  Please send your views urgently to this consultation – by 5 August 2022 deadline.  Victims of rape, sexual assault and other violent crimes must not de denied compensation because we have a criminal …

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Call to Action: Stop the Rwanda Deportation Flights

24 June 2022

The deportation flight to Rwanda was stopped – a victory for our movement which protested, petitioned and lobbied outside detention centres, the Home Office and around the UK. Legal appeals were bolstered and lawyers hopefully emboldened resulting in the European Court of Human Rights ruling at the last minute that people making an asylum claim …

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Submission: Sentencing Council’s Consultation on Perverting the Course of Justice

23 June 2022

Submission to Sentencing Council’s Consultation on Perverting the Course of Justice Guidelines 22 June 2022 Introduction WAR is a multiracial grassroots women’s organisation set up in 1976. It provides practical support to victims of all types of sexual and domestic violence, and it campaigns for changes in the systems of criminal justice, asylum and compensation. …

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Press: compensation denied for criminal convictions

20 June 2022

EXCLUSIVE: Sex abuse victim denied compo after bringing Rottweiler to collect overdue pay cheque The compensation has been denied because the victims had an unspent conviction on their record, and campaigners say that this discriminates against people who have committed a minor crime This is an interview with Kim Mitchell who has been working with WAR …

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