KillTheBill – 1 May

30 April 2021

The Police Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is a major threat to all justice movements. The police don’t use the powers they have to properly investigate rape, domestic violence, racist attacks, and other violence we report. Worse, they abuse their powers: women police officers have joined the public outpouring on sexual abuse by male colleagues. …

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Jail reprieve for dad who took upskirt pictures of 250 women

21 April 2021

Jail reprieve for dad who took upskirt pictures of 250 women   A PERVERT who took more than 6,000 upskirt photos using a camera in his shoe has walked free from court – triggering fury from women’s rights campaigners. PUBLISHED: 11:06, Wed, Apr 21, 2021 | UPDATED: 11:07, Wed, Apr 21, 2021 Richard Whyley was finally caught when …

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Hundreds of rape victims still being denied compensation over past offences

2 April 2021

Hundreds of rape victims still being denied compensation over past offences Campaigners are demanding an end to the ‘scandal’ of women being denied Government compensation for sexual offences because of relatively minor past offences. One woman, who was repeatedly raped by two men when she was 13, was refused a payout because she had been …

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Police, Crime, Sentencing & Courts Bill

31 March 2021

Police, Crime, Sentencing & Courts Bill We are determined to stop this repressive and unwarranted Bill.  We will continue to and hold the police to account.  We demand protection and justice for anyone who’s suffered male violence – including by the police.  Please watch & share our video on social media. Please also share the …

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H&H OPINION: Police Bill: 5 years for rape, 10 for damaging a slaver statue

25 March 2021

OPINION Police Bill: 5 years for rape, 10 for damaging a slaver statue Lisa Longstaff, Women Against Rape Women Against Rape, protesting in Parliament Square – Credit: Women Against Rape The strength of feeling provoked by Sarah Everard’s murder and the police response to women paying their respects remind us of the fury at the police killing of …

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Met Police’s sexist culture of porn, bullying and sex jokes exposed – as ex-cops hit out

22 March 2021

Who can we report to? 20 March 2021 Met Police’s sexist culture of porn, bullying and sex jokes exposed – as ex-cops hit out EXCLUSIVE: Former female police officers have lifted the lid on the shocking misogyny in the police including male colleagues passing around porn and making jokes about having sex with a missing …

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‘Women will live in fear until we see changes’

19 March 2021

‘Women will live in fear until we see changes’ 18 March 2021 In the days since the 33-year-old’s remains were found in Kent last week, social media has been filled with women sharing their stories of being harassed, attacked and feeling like they have to be constantly vigilant in public spaces. Thousands have laid flowers …

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Mum whose daughter’s rapist remains free says ‘nothing has changed’ 16 years on

18 March 2021

Mum whose daughter’s rapist remains free says ‘nothing has changed’ 16 years Sally Freeman said that ‘if anything, things are worse’ for women and girls because of the low level of national convictions for rape. Mrs Freeman called for Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick and Home Secretary Priti Patel to quit as she attacked the …

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Women’s safety must be prioritised – right now, it’s not

16 March 2021

Women’s safety must be prioritised – right now, it’s not Women Against Rape, protesting in Parliament Square – Credit: Women Against Rape It was inevitably crowded in front of Scotland Yard on Mother’s Day as hundreds of women and men gathered to express their distress at the murder of Sarah Everard, and our outrage at …

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Police response to women’s outcry at Sarah Everard’s murder discredits Bill to increase police powers

14 March 2021

Police response to women’s outcry at Sarah Everard’s murder discredits Bill to increase police powers We are shocked but not surprised at the police response to women’s distress and fury at the murder of Sarah Everard.  When thousands of women took to social media, Met chief Cressida Dick said not to worry because such murders …

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Press release: Domestic Abuse Bill – Lords reject parental alienation and discuss Presumption of Contact

10 March 2021

Press release: Domestic Abuse Bill – Lords reject ‘parental alienation’ and discuss ‘presumption of contact’ Support Not Separation and Women Against Rape, 10 March 2021 Victory against ‘parental alienation’ In a victory for women and children survivors of domestic abuse, the House of Lords has refused to amend the definition of domestic abuse to include …

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Domestic Abuse Bill: Father Urges Men to Speak Out VS Misogynist Men

9 March 2021

Domestic Abuse Bill: Father urges men to speak out against mysoginist men As the Domestic Abuse Bill is being debated in Parliament, men have a responsibility to confront violent men and their male supremacist organisations which poison relationships between women and men, and with children, and put lives at risk. We must take our lead …

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Victory against “parental alienation”

9 March 2021

Victory against “parental alienation” Yesterday (8 March) we were lobbying Lords to OPPOSE an amendment which would have included in the definition of domestic abuse ‘behaviour deliberately designed to damage the relationship between a child of the parent and the other parent’.  This would open the way for violent fathers to allege ‘parental alienation’ or …

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PRESS RELEASE: Destitute mother and children win housing at last!

23 February 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Destitute mother and children win housing at last! A mother with two children, who was evicted by Lewisham Council five weeks ago, at the height of the second wave of the pandemic and in freezing weather, has won a fight to claim asylum and be granted housing and assistance. Marian Okeibunor is a survivor of …

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Evidence to government Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy

19 February 2021

Evidence to government Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy 19 February 2021 Women Against Rape is a multi-racial self-help organisation of survivors and supporters, based in London with a national network throughout the UK. Since 1976 WAR has provided support, advocacy and information to women and girls suffering rape or other sexual or domestic violence. …

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