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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 … Read more

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. … Read more

UPDATE: MUM & HER CHILDREN STILL HOMELESS

16 February 2021

UPDATE: MUM & HER CHILDREN STILL HOMELESS Marian Okeibunor is a rape survivor and mother of two young children. On 14 January 2020 she and her children were evicted by Lewisham Council and are now homeless and destitute. Ms Okeibunor is a member of the All African Women’s Group (AAWG) and is being supported by … Read more

Release organiser Nodeep Kaur – sign petition

12 February 2021

Release organiser Nodeep Kaur – sign petition Petition: Release Dalit Trade Union Activist Nodeep Kaur On 12 January, organiser and factory worker, Ms Kaur, with other Kundli Industrial Area factory workers, was participating in the farmers’ protest near the Singhu border when she was snatched by police. Ms Kaur speaks powerfully on how factory workers and agricultural … Read more

Please fill in government questionnaire on violence

11 February 2021

Government questionnaire on violence Dear friends The Home Office did a consultation to update its Violence Against Women and Girls strategy. It includes a public questionnaire, deadline 19 February.  WAR will respond to the consultation raising the following issues in the sections where people are asked for ‘other comments’. We urge you to write in … Read more

29/01/21 – UPDATE: MUM & HER CHILDREN MADE HOMELESS

27 January 2021

29/01/21 – UPDATE: MUM & HER CHILDREN STILL HOMELESS Marian Okeibunor is a rape survivor and mother of two young children. Until last week she was housed by social services in Lewisham. She and her family were cruelly evicted and are now homeless and destitute. Ms Okeibunor’s lawyer wrote to the Home Office on Wednesday … Read more

Press Release: Domestic Abuse Bill at risk of being hijacked by misogynist lobby attempting to criminalise victims.

25 January 2021

Press Release: Domestic Abuse Bill at risk of being hijacked by misogynist lobby attempting to criminalise victims. We urge parliamentarians, especially women, to speak out in defence of women’s and children’s safety and refuse this patriarchal attempt to turn the clock back to a time when domestic violence and rape in marriage were a man’s … Read more

Last chance to stop the Spy Cops Bill – 27 Jan 2021

25 January 2021

Dear MP As you will know, the Bill was amended in the Lords to: 1) prevent legal immunity to commit serious crimes, such as murder, torture, rape and other sexual offences; and 2) limit the use of child undercover agents. Shockingly the Labour leadership, as front bench peer Lord Rosser said, “supports the essence of … Read more

Domestic Abuse Bill: Father urges men to speak out Vs misogynist men

25 January 2021

Domestic Abuse Bill: Father urges men to speak out Vs misogynist 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 … Read more

Domestic Abuse Bill Briefing – Committee Stage Lords

22 January 2021

Briefing for DA Bill Lords Committee stage   Background This Briefing is from Women Against Rape (WAR) and Support Not Separation Coalition. Since 1976 WAR has provided advocacy and information in individual cases and campaigns for justice, asylum, protection and compensation. It has won changes in the law such as getting rape in marriage recognised … Read more