Please fill in government questionnaire on violence

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 …

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

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 …

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

Press Release: Domestic Abuse Bill at risk of being hijacked by misogynist lobby attempting to criminalise victims. The Domestic Abuse Bill starts its Committee stage in the House of Lords today (see our briefing here) amid growing concerns that domestic violence deniers who are embedded in the family court process are attempting to undermine it. …

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

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 …

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Domestic Abuse Bill Briefing – Committee Stage Lords

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 …

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End the Expansion of Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre

NO Expansion of Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre “We’re in the middle of a pandemic. Deaths are rising in detention centres, prisons & overcrowded hostels which were dangerous places even before COVID – they should be closed not expanded.  Everyone should be housed safely regardless of immigration status and all deportations suspended for the public good.” …

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Demand emergency housing and support for a rape survivor and mother with two young children.

See latest UPDATE – 29 January 21 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. Please write to demand that Marian Okeibunor is given immediate housing and support. …

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

‘Spy Cops’ Bill – Report Stage in the House of Lords   Letter: Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct aka ‘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 …

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