Child Rape in Rotherham: Questions rape survivors, parents and the general public want answers to

2 December 2014

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

2 December 2014

Evidence to Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women  “In the 12 months to March 2013 there were about 10,000 recorded rapes of adults in England and Wales, and about 6,000 recorded rapes of children. “Only 1,820 (18%) of those recorded rape allegations led to a ‘sanction detection’ in which an offender was …

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Read more: key points from Dr Jay’s report

24 August 2014

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

26 June 2013

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

14 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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DPP says false allegations are rare, police should do more robust investigations

13 March 2013

Why do the police deal with rape cases so badly? Lisa Longstaff in the Guardian

4 March 2013

Their record in rape cases is abysmal – and they seem to resent accountability, preferring to improve PR rather than performance Lisa Longstaff theguardian.com, Monday 4 March 2013 09.00 GMT Allegations of sexual violence and cover-up are threatening every institution. Can rape be dealt with when so many in authority are themselves guilty? Of course …

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Police pay compensation in precedent rape claim

14 January 2013

PRESS RELEASE A landmark civil suit was settled on recently with the Metropolitan police paying £15,000 damages to a woman whose rape when she was 15 was badly mishandled by a police Sapphire Team in Southwark, London. With the scandals in the news of scores of girls raped over years in Rochdale, Rotherham and by …

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India & UK: grassroots women demand justice

1 January 2013

India & UK: grassroots women demand justice The mass protests taking place all over India, and the international support for them, show how determined women are to end rape, and how we face similar violence and similar sexism by the authorities, wherever we are. For years our Indian sisters in Chhattisgarh have been organizing against …

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A gay man describes how he won compensation for rape

22 December 2012

Savile, Rochdale, Wales, Jersey . . . Justice this time? Or more ‘lessons’ in how to get away with rape?

14 December 2012

Savile, Rochdale, Wales, Jersey . . . Justice this time? Or more ‘lessons’ in how to get away with rape? 14 December 2012 Complicity followed by incompetence in the Savile case landed the BBC in deep waters, to the delight of those who wish to undermine public broadcasting and to the chagrin of the taxpayer …

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No retribution. Women in detention protest brutality by guards

17 October 2012

“We were held for many hours, without food, some women fainting and ill.” On Wednesday 17 October, 200 women were “kettled” in a corridor in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre in Bedfordshire for eight hours.  The detention centre remains in “lock down”.  Some have been stopped from getting their medication.  Five women are being held …

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Report of Slutwalk 2012

25 September 2012

By English Collective of Prostitutes Over 2000 people, mainly women, sallied down Piccadilly for the second London Slutwalk on 22 September. Home-made placards ruled from ‘Sluts & Plebs Unite’ to ‘Compensate Rape Survivors, not Banks’. Many reflected fury at police, prosecutors and courts which ensure that ‘97% of all rapists won’t spend a day behind …

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12 September 2012

Former Met office admits failing to investigate rape cases Ryan Coleman-Farrow faked police reports, failed to pass on evidence and falsely claimed to have interviewed suspectsShare 150 Sandra Laville, crime correspondentguardian.co.uk, Wednesday 12 September 2012 14.51 BST An investigator from the Metropolitan police specialist sex crimes unit has admitted failing to investigate the alleged rapes …

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Should Julian Assange be extradited?

24 August 2012

Oliver Laughland, Series: The conversation Friday 24 August 2012 20.59 BST Should Julian Assange be extradited? The author, critic and playwright Bonnie Greer and Lisa Longstaff, from the advocacy group Women Against Rape, debate the fate of the WikiLeaks boss Bonnie Greer and Lisa Longstaff. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian As the diplomatic crisis over Julian Assange intensifies …

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