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CORONAVIRUS AND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN: WE DEMAND THE RESOURCES TO ENSURE SAFETY AND PROTECTION

23 April 2020

This coronavirus crisis comes on top of the rape and domestic violence crisis and the austerity crisis. For many women and children the lockdown and #StayAtHome directive are a like a “prison sentence” with a violent and controlling man.  Support workers and the police have reported that the murder of women has doubled [1]in the … Read more

Domestic Abuse Bill: AMENDMENTS from Black Women’s Rape Action Project & Women Against Rape, part of the Support not Separation coalition

22 April 2020

On family courts – Insert new clauses into Part 3: Family Proceedings following Clause 75 on cross examination: Remove Section 11 (2A) of the Children and Families Act 2014 which presumes that it is always in a child’s best interest to have contact with both parents.  RATIONALE: This has resulted in a presumption of contact … Read more

AMNESTY FROM DEPORTATION, ACCESS TO HEALTH, HOUSING AND FOOD

7 April 2020

SIGN THE PETITION HERE An Open Letter to the Prime Minister of the UK and the Taoiseach of Ireland cc:   UK Home Secretary and UK Health Secretary, Irish Health Secretary and Irish Minister for Justice and Equality, All UK MPs, All Members of the Irish Parliament (the Oireachtas), All Leaders and CEOs of Local Authorities … Read more

Secret policy change by CPS cut number of rape trials, high court told

19 March 2020

Application on behalf of women’s group follows concern over fall in number of charges Owen Bowcott and Caelainn Barr  The Guardian  Tue 17 Mar 2020 A legal challenge over alleged changes to Crown Prosecution Service policy on bringing charges in rape cases has been dismissed by the high court. The judges, Dame Victoria Sharp, president of the Queen’s Bench … Read more

NEWS FLASH: Victory after living for 17 years in limbo!

3 March 2020

Speaking at today’s self-help session (which BWRAP helps coordinate) Ms O described how the immigration judge at her appeal hearing intervened to stop the Home Office barrister from putting intrusive and upsetting questions to her about her experiences. One of the French-speaking sisters in the session translated for her – “I hardly knew what was … Read more

International Women’s Day @ Crossroads Women’s Centre

2 March 2020

Join us in the afternoon at the Crossroads Women’s Centre – let’s talk about campaigns for justice, compensation, asylum . . . IWD 8M: OPEN DAY with the Global Women’s Strike (GWS) and other organisations at the Crossroads Women’s Centre All welcome Programme 12-6pm 12-12.30 Welcome and exhibition Honouring Women 12.30-12.50 Film: Poverty is not … Read more

Eminent jurists write to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson calling for Julian Assange’s immediate release.

22 February 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 22 February 2020 With Julian Assange’s extradition hearing set to begin on Monday, February 24th more than 40 international jurists have written to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The jurists’ letter asks for the rule of law to be upheld and details several issues with the way the case has been conducted … Read more

Jurists letter to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson

22 February 2020

Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson MP10, Downing StreetCity of WestminsterLondon, SW1A 2AA                                                                                                                                          22 February 2020 Dear Mr Johnson, As international jurists, with an acute awareness of the responsibilities that our profession demands of us, we call on the British authorities to refuse the request for the extradition of Mr. Julian Assange to the United … Read more

Keir Starmer’s record on rape

7 February 2020

Camden New Journal  Letters  6 February 2020 The record on rape We take issue with the letter from MARTIN PLAUT of NW5 (‘Errors in attacks on Starmer’, January 30).   He claims that rape “is one of the issues [Sir Keir] feels most strongly about and has worked on most assiduously. His determination has been applauded by the victims … Read more

Campaign Against Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

22 January 2020

IN JANUARY 2019 the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union launched a public campaign against sexual  harassment with  support from  Women Against  Rape (WAR). We had our first regional meeting with union reps at Region 5 in January and are invited to speak in other BFAWU regions. The feedback was very positive. A 2016 TUC … Read more