Press: Rape victims with minor criminal convictions blocked from financial compensation

13 December 2021

Rape victims with minor criminal convictions blocked from financial compensation Exclusive: ‘Given so many of these victims were attacked as children by grown men, the trauma is lasting,’ says campaigner. Maya Oppenheim, Women’s Correspondent, The Independent, 13 December 2021 Hundreds of sexual assault and rape victims with minor criminal convictions are being denied financial compensation, The Independent can reveal. Exclusive data …

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Event: Stop denying compensation to victims of sexual assault

9 December 2021

Stop denying compensation to victims of sexual assault PRESS RELEASE Women Against Rape invites you to the launch of its petition On Wednesday 15 December 2021, 12noon-1pm, join us at an online press conference to launch this new petition. Media and non-media welcome. REGISTER HERE For more information contact: Women Against Rape 020 7482 2496 …

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EVENT: Between the devil & the deep blue sea

4 December 2021

EVENT: A lunchtime online Q&A hosted by All African Women’s Group and Global Women Against Deportations at the Crossroads Women’s Centre. Tues 14 December 12.30-2pm.   Free registration: CLICK HERE Hear from women asylum seekers who have made the dangerous journey to the UK and who can counter the lies put out about people fleeing for …

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Video: Up from Destitution

1 December 2021

Up from Destitution, a survey of women seeking asylum and making immigration applications in the UK. Nearly half of the women surveyed had no income at all and 60% are living on an income so low that they are officially destitute. Speakers from All African Women’s Group (AAWG) – a self-help group of women seeking …

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Press:’I was terrified’: Ugandan woman wins asylum thanks to women’s centre’

27 November 2021

Sally Patterson, 23 November 2021 https://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/kentish-town-crossroad-women-supports-ugandan-asylum-seeker-8498126 ‘I was terrified’: Ugandan woman wins asylum thanks to women’s centre’ A Ugandan woman won her asylum claim thanks to The All African Women’s Group, based at Kentish Town’s Crossroad Women – Credit: Women Against Rape A lesbian woman from Uganda has won her asylum claim to remain in …

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Press:’Women’s safety is not a police priority’

21 November 2021

‘Women’s safety is not a police priority’ Camden New Journal, edition almost exclusively written by women, 18 November 2021 For four decades our multiracial group has organised for protection and justice for women and children who suffer rape and domestic violence in the home, in institutions and outside. This includes violence by police officers and …

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Press: Traumatised and alone – why are we still sending survivors of abuse to detention centres?

10 November 2021

Traumatised and alone – why are we still sending survivors of abuse to detention centres? Metro Exclusive, By Lauren Crosby Medlicott, Freelance writer Sunday 7 Nov 2021 8:00 am Following years of violence at the hands of her husband, in 2002, Gloria Peters fled her home country of Kenya. It had been a difficult decision to make, and …

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Letter: to women MPs – Up from Destitution

23 October 2021

Letter to women MPs Crossroads Women’s Centre, 25 Wolsey Mews, London, NW5 2DX T: 020 7482 2496 E: gwad@allwomencount.net Dear [women MPs], We write to tell you about our new report Up from Destitution and ask if you can support our demand for an end to the enforced destitution of asylum seekers. Up from Destitution …

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Press:Time to clean up the police force

16 October 2021

Time to clean up the police force Camden New Journal LETTERS 15 Oct 2021 ‘How can we expect convictions of violent men when police abusers protect other abusers inside and outside the force?’• AS Camden women’s organisations, we welcome the CNJ‘s article and Comment on women’s safety. Since then national newspapers have criticised the institutional …

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Press: The Met Police is telling women what they need to do but it urgently needs to change the way it functions

12 October 2021

The Met Police is telling women what they need to do but it urgently needs to change the way it functions Camden New Journal 7 October 2021 By Isabelle Stanley Excerpted quote from WAR: “But campaigners have questioned what the point of more officers is if women don’t trust them. Lisa Longstaff from Women Against …

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Revealed: 315 officers domestic abuse

12 October 2021

Revealed: 315 officers continued serving after Met dropped domestic abuse cases Josh Layton Monday 11 Oct 2021 3:32 pm Domestic abuse allegations have been made against hundreds of serving Metropolitan Police officers – with formal action taken in only a fraction of cases, figures show. More than 360 complaints were made against 326 police officers and Specials …

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PRESS RELEASE: Women win asylum & family reunion

12 October 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Women win asylum & family reunion Three women from the All African Women’s Group (AAWG), a self-help group of asylum seekers and refugees based at the Crossroads Women’s Centre in Camden/London, have won significant victories in the last couple of months. Two women won the right to stay in the UK and one, …

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Statement: Police violence against women

30 September 2021

Police violence against women All eyes are on the murder of Sarah Everard, her abduction under cover of a false arrest, and the horrors she endured at the hands of the serving police officer who raped and then murdered her due to be sentenced today. Our hearts and thoughts are with her family and friends, …

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Press: Rallying Against the Police Bill

23 September 2021

Morning Star 22 Sept 2021 Rallying Against the Police Bill Women and allies are joining a movement that’s coming together across Britain to opose the government’s onslaught of harmful legislation, say SARA CALLAWAY and LISA LONGSTAFF AS THE Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill was debated in the Lords last week, women held a lively …

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Event: Women protest vs the Police Bill

11 September 2021

Women protest vs the Police Bill Old Palace Yard SW1P 3JY (opp House of Lords) All welcome, Tues 14 Sept, 1pm Protect women, protect the planet. Tell the Lords to #KilltheBill Called by Women of Colour Global Women’s Strike & Women Against Rape.  Women are at the forefront of peaceful direct actions vs rape & …

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