Call to action: The campaign against the Nationality & Borders Act will go on

5 May 2022

The campaign against the Nationality & Borders Act will go on ON April 28 the Nationality & Borders Act became law. It was voted through by members of parliament despite determined opposition in the House of Lords. At the last stage the Labour Party caved in and the bill was voted through. So now there …

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Press: Female refugees condemn Home Secretary’s Rwanda deal as ‘modern-day slavery’

26 April 2022

Female refugees condemn Home Secretary’s Rwanda deal as ‘modern-day slavery’ FEMALE refugees from Africa condemned Home Secretary Priti Patel’s Rwanda deal as modern-day slavery today during a protest against the Nationality & Borders Bill. Members of the All African Women’s Group (AAWG) of asylum-seekers warned that the lives of people sent to the East African …

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Call to action: House of Lords MUST STAND FIRM! Scrap the Nationality & Borders Bill

23 April 2022

House of Lords MUST STAND FIRM! Scrap the Nationality & Borders Bill PROTEST: Tues 26 April 1-3pm Old Palace Yard Westminster London On Tuesday the racist Nationality and Borders Bill comes back to the Lords, at the same time as the hated Police, Crime and Sentencing Bill, which undermines the right to protest. Both these …

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Women call on MPs to vote vs the Police Bill

28 February 2022

Women call on MPs to vote vs the Police Bill We have been campaigning for over a year against both the Police Bill and the Nationality and Borders Bill, from women’s point of view. You may have noticed that women are at the forefront of peaceful protest against poverty, rape and domestic violence, racism and …

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Press: ‘Shortage occupations’ change is not such good news for asylum seekers

24 February 2022

‘Shortage occupations’ change is not such good news for asylum seekers THE shortage of care workers had led the government to expand the list of “shortage occupations” and allow asylum seekers who have been waiting more than 12 months for a home office decision to apply to work in this sector. This seems like good …

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Statement: The Nationality and Borders Bill is an attack on women

24 February 2022

The Nationality and Borders Bill is an attack on women The Nationality and Borders Bill is currently in the House of Lords committee stage. It is due back to the Lords on 28 February, 2 and 8 March. The Bill will then go back to the House of Commons where it is likely that the …

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Press:’Empathy, compassion and conscientiousness must be valued in the Met Police’

18 February 2022

‘Empathy, compassion and conscientiousness must be valued in the Met Police’ Hampstead Highgate Express OPINION View from the Street Published: 8:45 AM February 16, 2022 As Met Commissioner Cressida Dick departs, what standards must replace what has been discredited, in London and in forces across the country? Not only criminal behaviour by individual officers but policies …

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Press:’Defending this racist, male supremacist force’

11 February 2022

Defending this racist, male supremacist force’ Hampstead & Highgate Express  Opinion: View from the Street Published: 8:52 AM February 9, 2022 Ms Kristina O’Connor was assaulted in a street robbery in Kentish Town in 2011. When she reported it, DS James Mason, called her “amazingly hot” and asked her out. A disciplinary hearing found him guilty …

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Briefing: proposed amendments to reduce the devastating effect of the Nationality & Borders Bill on traumatised victims of rape and domestic violence

19 January 2022

Briefing and proposed amendments to reduce the devastating effect of the Nationality & Borders Bill on traumatised victims of rape and domestic violence Contact: asylumfromrape@womenagainstrape.net 020 7482 2496, @AgainstRape Introduction Women Against Rape (WAR) has been supporting women seeking asylum from rape for the last thirty years. Since 2002, WAR has worked closely with the All …

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Call to action: women oppose Police Crime Sentencing & Courts Bill

12 January 2022

URGENT: women oppose Police Crime Sentencing & Courts Bill & Nationality & Borders Bill Update: National Day of Action Join WAR & Women of Colour GWS at the London protest against both the Police Bill and the Nationality & Borders Bill, meet 12 noon, Lincolns Inn Fields WC2A 3TL. Two planned protests have merged, check …

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Video: Press launch of our petition – Stop denying compensation to victims of sexual assault

8 January 2022

Video: Press launch of our petition “Stop denying compensation to victims of sexual assault” Victims of rape and sexual assault are being denied compensation just because we have a minor criminal conviction. This outrageous discrimination has deprived 895 sexual assault victims of any award. SIGN THE PETITION, and circulate it widely.  Let’s press the government …

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Statement: Women Oppose the Nationality & Borders Bill

5 January 2022

All African Women’s Group speak out against the Bill, 5 Jan 2022 The Nationality and Borders Bill will undermine the rights of people to claim asylum; criminalise those who survive the peril of the seas and those who try to help them; bring in measures that break international refugee and maritime law, including the push …

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Press: Woman pimped out in her teens denied compensation for seven-year ordeal

26 December 2021

Woman pimped out in her teens denied compensation for seven-year ordeal Josh Layton  Sunday 26 Dec 2021 6:00 am A woman who was pimped out by her grandad as a teenager feels she is the one being punished after being denied compensation. Lucy was raped and forced into prostitution from the age of 11, but …

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Press: Call to stop denying compensation to rape victims with criminal convictions

20 December 2021

Call to stop denying compensation to rape victims with criminal convictions 20 December 2021, Claudia Jacob A Kentish Town-based organisation has launched a petition demanding the government stop denying compensation to victims of sexual assault who have unrelated unspent convictions. The Ministry of Justice-funded Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (CICS) makes payments to victims of violent crime. Since 2012, …

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Video: Between the devil and the deep blue sea

14 December 2021

A lunchtime online Q&A webinar hosted by All African Women’s Group and Global Women Against Deportations at the Crossroads Women’s Centre. Filmed Tues 14 December 2021 All African Women’s Group and other organisations counter the lies this current government tells about immigrant people arriving in the UK, and spells out how we can come together …

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