Christmas Appeal 2023 for destitute women asylum seekers

22 November 2023

Christmas Appeal 2023 for destitute women asylum seekers Dear friends, Each year as Christmas approaches, Legal Action for Women organises an appeal for destitute women and children in All African Women’s Group (AAWG) – the self-help group of women asylum seekers based with us at the Crossroads Women’s Centre, the charity running the Centre, is administering the …

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In the media: We ran for our lives, now the Home Office has the power of life or death over us

5 July 2023

Excellent article published by Bail for Immigration Detainees “On International Women’s Day, a member of All African Women’s Group shares their exhausting battle to claim asylum & access legal advice in the UK – three months later she’s still struggling to find a lawyer.” Read it in full here by clicking on the image below.

In the media: Letters to the Canary: Against Scotland’s proposed rule to exclude juries from rape trials.

1 July 2023

Scotland removing juries from rape trials? I strongly disagree with the proposal to take away juries from rape trials in Scotland because of my own experiences. In 2005, my 15-year-old daughter was raped and it went to trial in 2006. The police investigation was incompetent and they lost vital evidence. For example, it came to light during …

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Published letter, The fight for justice goes on, Camden New Journal

18 May 2023

Published letter, The fight for justice goes on, Camden New Journal Letters Editor Camden New Journal: Thank you for raising the question “Can the Met be trusted with their new powers?” From our experience as organisations campaigning for protection and justice, the answer is a resounding No. But we must ask, why is an institution found …

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Lisa Longstaff from WAR on BBC Radio

6 April 2023

Lisa Longstaff from WAR on BBC Radio London 9:20am, 6 April 2023, interviewed by Kath Melandri, on the latest progress report by Sir Mark Rowley, Commissioner of the Met Police, on rape and domestic abuse by Met officers.  

Press: Letter in Camden New Journal “Reasons why policing must change”

30 March 2023

Press: Letter in Camden New Journal 

Press: Chilling Met report has no surprises for campaigners

23 March 2023

Damning report finds institutional racism, sexism and homophobia exists in city police force…

Cristel Amiss interview with The No Walls Podcast

8 March 2023

Crissie Amiss on “The No Walls” Podcast In celebration of International Women’s Day 2023, the No Walls Podcast asked Cristel Amiss – joint coordinator of Women Against Rape – to speak with them. Cristel has had a remarkable three decade career, where she has constantly and fearlessly advocated for marginalised women and survivors of gender …

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Press: London Police officer sentenced to Life for Rape and Sexual Abuse.

9 February 2023

Press: David Carrick had pleaded guilty to 49 crimes against 12 women in the latest case to cast a harsh spotlight on the Metropolitan Police.  Activists gathering for a protest outside Southwark Crown Court in London on Monday during the sentencing trial of David Carrick, a former police officer.Credit…Wiktor Szymanowicz/Anadolu Agency, via Getty Images New …

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Press: Scrap plans to give cops more power, say women as David Carrick is jailed for life.

8 February 2023

Scrap plans to give cops more power, say women as David Carrick jailed for life.  By Anita Mureithi for Open Democracy.  7 February 2023. A Met officer has been locked up for dozens of rapes. Yet Suella Braverman’s priority is clamping down on protesters. Protesters gather outside Southwark Crown Court for the sentencing of serial …

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

6 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! When: 9am Monday 6 February 2023, Where: Join us outside Southwark Crown Court, 1 English Grounds, London SE1 …

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Statement: Only police committed to upholding higher standards can protect the public, starting with women.

6 February 2023

Open letter to Metropolitan Police Commissioner Mark Rowley from Women Against Rape, 6 Feb 2023Police impunity must end. Only police committed to upholding higher standards can protect the public, starting with women.  On 6-7 February 2023, former police officer David Carrick is being sentenced, bringing to an end his long career as a serial rapist …

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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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