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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Statement: Consult on damages for crime victims with convictions, court tells government

23 August 2021

Consult on damages for crime victims with convictions, court tells government The High Court ruling against the justice secretary follows a legal challenge by a woman who was sexually abused aged eight but denied damages. Kim Mitchell, who committed a minor public order offence 30 years later, waived her anonymity and said the rule was …

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Statement: Review of Justice is Your Right

20 July 2021

Review of Justice is Your Right By Frith Taylor In May 2020 Women Against Rape (WAR) released the latest edition of ‘Justice is Your Right: A Self Help Guide to Survivors of Rape and Sexual Assault & their Supporters’ . For many years this guide has empowered sexual abuse survivors by explaining how they can …

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Report: Up from Destitution

20 July 2021

UP FROM DESTITUTION WOMEN AND OUR CHILDREN ESCAPING PERSECUTION, WAR & ECOLOGICAL DEVASTATION HAVE A RIGHT TO ASYLUM AND SUPPORT Up from Destitution, a survey of women seeking asylum and making immigration applications in the UK, has found that 60% of participants are living on an income so low that they are classified as officially …

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Action Alert: Oppose the Nationality and Borders Bill

19 July 2021

The Nationality & Borders Bill introduces a two-tier system so that anyone entering the UK by a so-called illegal route will no longer be entitled to full refugee status. Instead, you will only get “temporary protection status” lasting no longer than 30 months. You will have limited access to benefits and family reunion, and could …

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Statement : Why women oppose the Police, Crime, Sentencing & Courts Bill

18 July 2021

Why women oppose the Police, Crime, Sentencing & Courts Bill Women Against Rape & Women of Colour Global Women’s Strike We have been organising for decades for protection and justice from a pandemic of sexual and domestic violence against women and children, reinforced by policies of austerity that target us, undermining our financial independence and …

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Template letter: OPPOSE THE NATIONALITY & BORDERS BILL

18 July 2021

OPPOSE THE NATIONALITY & BORDERS BILL I’m writing to ask you as my MP to oppose the Nationality and Borders Bill or I’m writing to thank you for opposing the Nationality and Borders Bill. I am upset and horrified at this Bill which will to make it even more difficult for people who are fleeing …

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Statement Opposing the Nationality & Borders Bill

18 July 2021

THE NATIONALITY AND BORDERS BILL IS BASED ON LIES The Nationality and Borders Bill is based on lies. Home secretary Priti Patel tried to fuel hostility against people forced to cross borders to save their lives by saying that “vulnerable women and children” are being “elbowed” out of the way by men crossing the channel …

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Sex attack victims denied compensation ‘because of unpaid TV licences’

30 June 2021

Sex attack victims denied compensation ‘because of unpaid TV licences’ The applicants had requests turned down for convictions including not owning a TV licence, shoplifting and sex work, according to campaign group Women Against Rape (WAR). The claims were rejected by the Government’s Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) scheme over the past six years. Figures released by …

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In the media: ‘After I was sexually assaulted, the police let me down every step of the way’

18 June 2021

Telegraph reports the story of Nadia Valeri. Cara McGoogan writes how, ‘In September 2020, the Met settled a civil claim with Valeri out of court and paid her £35,000 in compensation. The Met didn’t admit liability and rejected requests for a letter of apology, but it did say it would learn from Valeri’s case and …

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Labour’s green paper on violence against women also falls short

19 May 2021

Labour’s green paper on violence against women also falls short Lisa Longstaff 19 May 2021 Labour wants to put violence against women and girls at the top of its agenda. But the proposals in its green paper are a mixed bag. We welcome the recognition that financial independence is the first step to escaping an abuser. …

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Abolish Detention: No To Hassockfield

18 May 2021

Abolish Detention – No to Hassockfield

Evidence to Joint Committee on Human Rights on the Police, Crime, Courts & Sentencing Bill

14 May 2021

Evidence to Joint Committee on Human Rights on the Police, Crime, Courts and Sentencing Bill Does the power to extract information from electronic devices set out in Chapter 3 of Part 2 of the Bill comply with the right to respect for private life (Article 8 ECHR)? The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill currently going through …

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ACTION ALERT: Oppose the “New Immigration” Plan

30 April 2021

Proposals in the New Immigration Plan are now being put forward as legislation in the Nationality and Borders Bill currently making its way through parliament. The government’s New Immigration Plan introduces a two-tier system so that anyone entering the UK by a so-called illegal route will no longer be entitled to full refugee status. Instead, …

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