A Kurdish women raped by Turkish police has been given UK asylum. As reported in the Hampstead and Highgate Express in June 1996, the overturning of the Home Office’s original ruling was an important moment in legal history.
Two prostitute women set legal precedent by bringing and winning prosecution for rape. As reported in the Socialist Lawyer in 1995, after the CPS originally dropped the case, Christopher Davies was finally found guilty of raping and assaulting the two women.
Government attempts to cut compensation to victims of violence. As reported in the New Law Journal, the new system of fixed tariffs for specific injuries cuts victims’ money by £250million a year.
Prostitutes succeed with prosecution after CPS refuses to pursue attacker for lack of evidence. As reported in the Guardian, two sex workers made legal history with the first private prosecution for rape in an English court. Read the full article here below.
This victory makes legal history. However, it is now urgent that the Home Secretary allows Mr Davis to return back to the UK.
A Danger to Women. Granada television’s episodes of Cracker promotes the classic racist stereotype of Black rapist and white victim.
As reported in The Weekly Journal, drama production Cracker is under attack from a Black Women’s group for its portrayal of Black men as rapists. Women Against Rape demand that the remaining two programmes are withdrawn and not televised.
The facts regarding the Child Support Act. Defending our rights: This act makes women more vulnerable to rape and other violence in relationships and undermines single mothers’ right to Income Support.
We raise concerns about the proposed TV episode of Cracker. We object to the information we gave Granada TV, based on women’s experiences and struggle, being misused to give credibility to a dangerous stereotype.
We speak out against the Governement’s Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign This campaign, in fact, offers little or nothing in the way of services, protection, policing or resources for women in violent relationships.
Help and advise on how to claim compensation and how to appeal the court decisions