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Women’s group urges Parliament to reject ‘misogynistic’ MP’s amendments to Domestic Abuse Bill

15 June 2020

Morning Star, 9 June 2020 Lamiat Sabin A WOMEN’S rights group called on Parliament today to reject “wrecking amendments” to the Domestic Abuse Bill proposed by Tory MP Philip Davies, who they say has a “misogynistic” record. The Shipley MP has said that attempts to use a child as a “weapon” by keeping them away … Read more

Investigation into violent fathers using allegations of “parental alienation” in the family courts

10 June 2020

Further to the Briefing by Women Against Rape & Support Not Separation (8 June) to the Domestic Abuse Bill Committee. Legal Action for Women, which coordinates the Support Not Separation Coalition, holds regular self-help meetings with mothers fighting to protect their children. In our self-help meeting last week, six women came together to discuss how … Read more

PRESS RELEASE: Domestic Abuse Bill must go further and ensure family courts protect victims not perpetrators

9 June 2020

The Domestic Abuse Bill is now going through Committee stage in parliament when amendments are considered.  Some of its measures are welcome, but it must go further to stop violent fathers using the family courts to continue their reign of terror against women and children and avoid prosecution.  The Bill must: End the legal presumption … Read more

BRIEFING 2 RE: DOMESTIC ABUSE BILL

8 June 2020

on behalf of Women Against Rape and the Support Not Separation Coalition Submitted to Public Bill Committee, 8 June 2020 Women Against Rape (WAR) is a multi-racial women’s organisation founded in 1976. It provides support, advocacy and information in individual cases. It campaigns for justice, protection and compensation for all women and girls, including asylum … Read more

BRIEFING 1: Domestic Abuse Bill does not go far enough:

3 June 2020

Women and children are entitled to resources and to family courts that support victims not violent men. The Domestic Abuse Bill is in Committee from Thursday 4 June, where they will discuss amendments.  We are urging MPs to give women and children more protection. The Bill must go further in three key areas: 1.     It … Read more

Model letter to MPs on the Domestic Abuse Bill Committee

2 June 2020

Find out if your MP is a member of the committee below. Dear [INSERT the name of your MP] I am one of your constituents and am very concerned about the Domestic Abuse Bill now in Committee. I have personal experience of the sexism in the family courts.  I was a victim of abuse by … Read more

Living under “lockdown” – Gloria, All African Women’s Group

2 June 2020

When did you come to the UK? I’ve been in the UK since 2002.  I was forced to leave [Uganda] because I feared for my life.  I was married to an extremely violent, controlling and powerful man who was able to abuse me and get away with it as he had many friends among the … Read more

ACTION: TWITTERSTORM WEDNESDAY 27 MAY 2020 @ 6PM (UK)

26 May 2020

The INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF MIGRANTS AND ANTI-RACIST ORGANIZATIONS AND COLLECTIVES #PapersForAll demands immediate, permanent, and unconditional amnesty for all migrants and refugees at this time of a global pandemic and health emergency.    Active in Europe, Latin America, the US and the UK – we are calling for everyone concerned with justice to join a … Read more

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28 April 2020

DOMESTIC ABUSE BILL in Parliament today

28 April 2020

MUST PROTECT MOTHERS and TACKLE WOMEN’S POVERTY The Domestic Abuse Bill is debated in Parliament again today – it must help protect women’s and children’s lives.   The Bill introduces new Domestic Abuse Protection Orders, which should offer more protection in an emergency.  But it must go further to tackle women’s poverty and the appalling … Read more