Christmas Appeal 2023 for destitute women asylum seekers

Christmas Appeal 2023 for destitute women asylum seekers Dear friends, Each year as Christmas approaches, Legal Action for Women organises an appeal for destitute women and children in All African Women’s Group (AAWG) — the self-help group of women asylum seekers based with us at the Crossroads Women’s Centre, the charity running the Centre, is administering the …

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In the media: Police officers keep jobs over David Carrick investigation failure

Two Wiltshire Police officers faced a disciplinary hearing following an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). Rod Minchin, The Independent, June 2024 Two police officers who failed to adequately investigate an allegation of abuse by serial rapist David Carrick five years before the former constable was first arrested have been given final …

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In the media: WAR quoted in Sunday Express on police officers keeping jobs after female officers accused them of sexual touching & explicit comments

Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley has pledged to end misogyny in the Met Police in the wake of a series of damning reports following the Wayne Couzens scandal. By JON AUSTIN Sat, Jun 8, 2024  WOMEN’S campaigners have hit out after two police officers who touched younger female colleagues during drinking sessions kept their jobs. Commissioner …

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Evidence to the Home Office Consultation on Police strip search ofchildren from Women Against Rape and Women of Colour GWS

Evidence to the Home Office Consultation on Police strip search of children from Women Against Rape and Women of Colour GWS We call for an end to police strip searching of all children under the age of 18, in police custody or schools or anywhere else – it’s state child abuse. 1. Police should not …

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In the media: ‘They’re taunting me’: Home Office asylum interviews are retraumatising rape survivors

“They’re taunting me”: Home Office asylum interviews are retraumatising rape survivors Lauren Crosby Medlicott, 31 May 2024 According to Emily Burnham, a casework coordinator in the asylum team at Women Against Rape, Home Office policy is meant to protect victims of rape and torture from re-traumatisation by allowing them to submit written evidence, such as …

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UN Rapporteur submission: Evidence to Reem Alsalem on Violence Against Women

Evidence to Reem Alsalem UN Rapporteur on Violence Against Women & Girls In this paper we draw from our experiences as a grassroots organisation and from published facts and research. We focus on the following areas of interest outlined in the Rapporteur’s Call for Evidence: access to the law, and redress, legal protection that prevents perpetrators repeating …

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What OFSTED needs to know about CAFCASS

Submission from Support Not Separation, Disabled Mothers’ Rights Campaign & Women Against Rape to OFSTED re its inspection of CAFCASS. Together we have worked for decades with mothers fighting to keep their children (Legal Action for Women was founded in 1982). In the last 10 years a growing movement of mothers, especially single mothers, struggling …

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Submission to the Special Rapporteur – Custody cases, violence against women and violence against children

Issued jointly by Disabled Mothers’ Rights Campaign, Support Not Separation and Women Against Rape, March 2024. We are very glad that the Special Rapporteur is carrying out this consultation. We have worked for many decades with mothers fighting to keep their children (Legal Action for Women was founded in 1982). In the last 10 years a growing …

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Response to Ministry of Justice Review of Civil Legal Aid

Response to Ministry of Justice Review of Civil Legal Aid Summary: The crisis in legal aid and its impact on some of the most vulnerable members of our society is not being monitored by government agencies responsible for providing effective access to justice. The results of the crisis, some of which we have described above, …

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In the media: Guardian article quotes Women Against Rape

Ron Evans will be sentenced at the Old Bailey on Thursday. Killer known as ‘Clifton rapist’, 82, sexually assaulted woman after release. Ron Evans, who spent more than 50 years in prison, assaulted woman he befriended at drop-in centre after he was freed in 2018 A killer and rapist who spent more than half a century …

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