WAR press release: opposing government cuts to compensation scheme

15 May 1993

Press release on compensation: who counts and who pays?

Articles: on the fight for compensation

20 December 1992

Campaigning for compensation for rape – collage of articles.

Sexual offences amendment bill

27 October 1992

On Wednesday 28 October in the House of Commons, MP Harry Cohen will present a 10 minute Rule Bill to overhaul the rape law, based on proposals by Women Against Rape…

Rape like charity begins at home: an international anti racist perspective on violence against women

29 April 1992

Black Women for Wages for Housework contextualise rape, sexism and equality, within the Black movement Racism combines with sexism to lower further the value of Black Women’s lives, so the rape and other violence Black women face is unrecognised or disregarded, and Black women are less likely to have the economic resources or social mobility …

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Marital rape ruled illegal by law lords

24 October 1991

Marital rape ruled illegal by law lords “Wave of prosecutions will follow” front page of The Times, 24 Oct 1991 Five law lords unanimously swept away the 250-year old notion that women agree to sexual intercourse on marriage and cannot retract their consent . . . Yesterday’s judgment, in the case of a Leicester man …

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In the media: Andy Baker comments on police practise.

28 March 1991

In the media: investigating officer comments on rape in marriage and police practise and we reply back Inspector Andy Baker strives to make the case that the Met supports victim of rape and tries to refute comments concerning police practise.

In the media: Women judge the courts

22 March 1991

New Law Journal: We demand more protection for wives Women against Rape delighted about the Appeal Court ruling however, they emphasise that the fundamental issue is consent.

In the media: Brilliant, says wife

21 March 1991

In the media: Brilliant, says wife as rapist husband gets five years The first husband in England to be found guilty of raping his wife was jailed, as reported in the Daily Mail in March 1991.

In the media: Wives win the right to say no

14 March 1991

Historic ruling as judges say husbands can be guilty of rape The centuries old English legal principle that a man cannot be guilty of raping his wife was finally swept aside in the Court of Appeal, as reported in the Evening Standard, March 1991.

In the media: The rapist who pays the rent

16 November 1990

In the media: The Rapist who pays the rent Women Against Rape react to the Law Commission’s recommendation that rape in marriage should be criminalised. New Law Journal outlines the story in November, 1990.

In the media: Judge breaks new ground in law on marital rape

31 July 1990

In the media: Legal history was made as a man was jailed for attempting to raping his wife This case breaks new ground in the law of rape – as reported in The Independent, July 1990.

In the media: No to Police rape! No to Watkins!

17 July 1990

Caribbean Times, July 1990 Lord Justice Watkins was given an unexpected reception as he entered courtroom six for the afternoon session in the High Court last week. Six women held up the banner stating “Sack Judge Watkins for covering up police rape”. Lord Watkins left the room until they were ejected.

In the media: PC freed after appeal judges overturn rape conviction

13 July 1990

Three appeal court judges freed a police constable who raped As reported in The Guardian July 1990, PC Anderson was freed on the grounds that the original trial judge had said nothing in his summing up about the officer’s previous good character.

In the media: Compensation victory for Women Against Rape

6 March 1990

Home office agrees to compensate women who have a child as a result of rape A tremendous victory reported in the Caribbean Times, March 1990. WAR have fought for 13 years for this measure…

Press release: Highlighting the vulnerability that prostitute women and wives share.

21 December 1989

Press release: highlighting the vulnerability that prostitute women and wives share On Thursday 21 December, St Albans Crown Court will sentence Victor Powell, found guilty of abducting and raping a prostitute woman. The English Collective of Prostitutes and Women Against Rape will hold a vigil outside the court, together with and in support of Powell’s …

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