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‘Spy Cops’ Bill – Report Stage in the House of Lords

11 January 2021

‘Spy Cops’ Bill – Report Stage in the House of Lords   Dear Lords, This is an extremely dangerous Bill which has attracted strong and broad opposition among organisations and individuals. You may have seen our original statement against the Bill in November which was signed by over 50 organisations (statement here). The Bill should … Read more

The demonisation of Assange paves the way for more rape and murder by the State

10 January 2021

Letter: The demonisation of Assange paves the way for more rape and murder by the State We are relieved the court ruled not to extradite Julian Assange to the US. His immediate release from Belmarsh, classified as torture by the UN Special Rapporteur, especially under coronavirus, must follow. The refusal of bail must be reversed … Read more

SNS speaking at webinar: can social workers be activists? 8 Dec

28 November 2020

SNS speaking on Mothers & children vs poverty, state power & privatization at webinar on 8 December 6.30pm From Students Decolonising Social Work Dear friends and colleagues, Students Decolonising Social Work, a recently-formed group of student social workers from across the UK passionate about decolonising our practice, invite you to our first online event: ‘Can social workers … Read more

Bill is a move towards a police state – letter in Camden New Journal

28 November 2020

Bill is a move towards a police state – letter in Camden New Journal 27 November, 2020 TOM Foot’s (November 19) report of the Undercover Policing Inquiry highlighted police surveillance in Camden. Women are giving evidence about abusive sexual relationships with police spies, and the Lawrence family about infiltration to discredit their justice campaign after … Read more

Stop family courts/CAFCASS collusion with domestic violence deniers

19 November 2020

Stop family courts/CAFCASS collusion with domestic violence deniers To all women MPs and other MPs who have supported the call for the family courts to protect women and children. Dear MP, Stop family court collusion with misogynist fathers’ lobby. We write urgently to ask you to object to the President of the family court, Sir … Read more

CHIS Bill – Spy Cops – in the House of Lords Now

11 November 2020

CHIS Bill – Spy Cops – in the House of Lords Letter sent to Members, 10 November 2020 The organisations and individuals below ask you to oppose the Covert Human Intelligence Sources Bill, for the reasons stated here. Lisa Longstaff, Women Against Rape Licence to kill, rape, torture for State agents and informants. Stop the … Read more

Evidence from Women Against Rape to Ministry of Justice Review of Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, October 2020

9 October 2020

Evidence from Women Against Rape to Ministry of Justice Review of Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, October 2020 The denial of compensation to victims of sexual offences with criminal convictions is a scandal. Survivors in our network have been denied what should be an unquestionable entitlement for the violent crimes committed against them. We are outraged … Read more

Response to Government plans to impose rape case prosecution targets

11 August 2020

Response to Government plans to impose rape case prosecution targets Targets are meaningless. The government has to tackle institutional racism and social prejudices as well as austerity cuts. Women Against Rape, RT TV 11 August 2020

The Guardian view on falling rape prosecutions: women’s rights are regressing

31 July 2020

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jul/30/the-guardian-view-on-falling-prosecutions-womens-rights-are-regressing Editorial Progress is being rolled back around the world. Right wing governments are not the only ones to blame. Thu 30 Jul 2020 18.56 BSTLast modified on Fri 31 Jul 2020 04.37 BST We are going backwards. The number of reported rapes that result in convictions has long been alarmingly low. But the state of rape prosecutions in … Read more

Domestic Abuse Bill in Parliament

23 July 2020

See our latest short film: STOP the Family Courts aiding and abetting domestic abuse. Made by WAR & Support Not Separation. We are lobbying for the Domestic Abuse Bill to: recognise that domestic abuse victims are mostly women; provide vital resources so women and children can escape; extend all protections and resources to immigrant women … Read more