Rape like charity begins at home: an international anti racist perspective on violence against women

Black Women for Wages for Housework contextualise rape, sexism and equality, within the Black movement Racism combines with sexism to lower further the value of Black Women’s lives, so the rape and other violence Black women face is unrecognised or disregarded, and Black women are less likely to have the economic resources or social mobility …

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In the media: No to Police rape! No to Watkins!

Caribbean Times, July 1990 Lord Justice Watkins was given an unexpected reception as he entered courtroom six for the afternoon session in the High Court last week. Six women held up the banner stating “Sack Judge Watkins for covering up police rape”. Lord Watkins left the room until they were ejected.

Statement: In fighting for justice for Jackie Berkley, we are fighting for justice for all…

Statement: In fighting for justice for Jackie Berkeley we are fighting for justice for all. On 19 April, 1984, Ms Jacqueline Berkeley and three other young Black women were arrested after an alleged disturbance in Manchester. At Moss Side Police Station, Ms Berkeley was taken into a cell, script naked, racially abused and raped by …

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Against our selves: why Women Against Rape couldn’t join a march through Soho.

Against ourselves: Why Women Against Rape couldn’t join a march through Soho… Whose Night? Women Against Rape, the English Collective of Prostitutes and the Wages for Housework Campaign were unable to take part in the Nation Union of Student’s Reclaim the Night march in February 1981 and were forced to leave a planning meeting for …

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Cutback on rights – passport to rape

Cutback on rights – passport to rape The new immigration proposals attach every women. The racism that Black and immigrant women (Black or white) already face stems directly from one government after another saying: “you are not welcome, don’t expect any rights.” ¬†AND THEY MEAN IT…

Statement: Against the rape of children at home and in care

Against the rape of children: at home and in care. The rape of children is common, but hidden. Often young girls and boys in dependent situations, are forced to hide what is happening and submit again and again.