The defence should not able to question victims on their sexual history…
New Law Journal: why there should be a ban of the use of evidence on a women’s sexual history Parliament should stop endorsing judges’ sexism which exposes victims to questions about sex with men other than the defendant – and understand that this kind of action is, in fact, a second rape.
BWRAP speak out against the racist BBC programme. Dispatches promoted racist stereotypes with the dangerous lie that most gang rape is committed by Black boys. This leaves Black women even more vulnerable to rape.
In the Guardian, an article responding to Dispatches programme. This documentary has demonised young black men – stereotyping them as sexual attackers and the effects of such racism is profound.
He’s the rapist, she’s the victim. Bella article asks the question – So how come every little detail about her lifestyle is used to make the women look like the criminal??
Lisa Longstaff from Women Against Rape urges the governments of UN to take action. Outlining and proposing a proper standard of services and resources required to support all survivors of rape and sexual violence.
Legal precedent for rape victims seeking asylum
We were centrally involved in winning this important legal precedent for rape survivors seeking asylum in the Royal Courts of Justice, London back in 1997.
Mr Justice Sullivan ruled that the previous Home Secretary had been wrong not to consider new evidence provided by a young woman about the multiple rapes and other violence she suffered from soldiers as a fresh claim for asylum.
We call for an official recognition of rape victims’ suffering. Ms G fled Uganda in 1989 following multiple attacks of rape and violence she suffered from soldiers. Here is the statement issued by Black Women’s Rape Action Project which marks an important legal precedent for rape survivors seeking asylum …
Should parliament prevent a victim’s sexual history being raised in court? An article in the Times argues the case for a change in priorities at every stage of the criminal justice process regarding the rape and sexual assault of women.