Supreme Court today: rape victims vs Theresa May and police

UPDATE: The Supreme Court upheld the women’s claim – a significant victory for all rape survivors! Today 21 February, the Supreme Court will give the verdict on a police appeal to overturn a high court decision which protects rape victims.  This shameful appeal was backed by Prime Minister Theresa May. Biased and negligent police investigations …

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Government ‘Response’ To Child Rape Is A Smokescreen

Government ‘Response’ To Child Rape Is A Smokescreen Morning Star 12 MARCH 2015   LISA LONGSTAFF from Women Against Rape and CRISTEL AMISS of the Black Women’s Rape Action Project examine the state’s attempts at obfuscation Far from tackling rape, the government’s response to the review into the child rape epidemic in Oxford is a merely …

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Child Rape in Rotherham: Questions rape survivors, parents and the general public want answers to

Child rape in Rotherham questions rape survivors parents and the general public want answers to Submitted to the Home Affairs Committee on 9 September. We have received no substantial reply so far. The Report by Dr Alexis Jay issued in August 2014, raises more questions than it answers. Unless these questions are asked and answered …

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Evidence to Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women

Evidence to Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women  We believe the UK government is flouting its obligations under CEDAW, and future obligations under the Istanbul Convention in relation to Violence Against Women. 1. Refusal to prosecute rapists including violent partners “In the 12 months to March 2013 there were about 10,000 recorded …

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Read more: key points from Dr Jay’s report

A Summary of issues raised in the ‘Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham (1997 – 2013)’ by Dr Alexis Jay, issued in August 2014. Download a pdf of the full Report here Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham (1997 – 2013)  Good Press report in the Telegraph This striking report is a …

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Press release: protest rape and racism

Press release: protest rape and racism Old Bailey, London, 26 June 2013, 10-12 noon Sentencing of the Oxford rapists Women protest both rape and racism. Police and social workers also trashed victims – will they be prosecuted? Seven men will be sentenced for 43 offences – ranging from rape and conspiracy to rape to supplying …

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Protest against rape and racism on the day of sentencing the Oxford rapists, Old Bailey, London, 26 June 2013

Protest against rape and racism on the day of sentencing the Oxford rapists, Old Bailey, London Protest against rape and racism on the day of sentencing the Oxford rapists Old Bailey, London EC4M 7HS, 26 June 2013 10am-12 noon, sentencing at 11am off Ludgate Hill (nearest tube St Pauls) www.womenagainstrape.net Tel 020 7482 2496 Seven men …

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Why do the police deal with rape cases so badly? Lisa Longstaff in the Guardian

Their record in rape cases is abysmal – and they seem to resent accountability, preferring to improve PR rather than performance Lisa Longstaff theguardian.com, Monday 4 March 2013 09.00 GMT Allegations of sexual violence and cover-up are threatening every institution. Can rape be dealt with when so many in authority are themselves guilty? Of course …

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Police pay compensation in precedent rape claim

PRESS RELEASE A landmark civil suit was settled on recently with the Metropolitan police paying £15,000 damages to a woman whose rape when she was 15 was badly mishandled by a police Sapphire Team in Southwark, London. With the scandals in the news of scores of girls raped over years in Rochdale, Rotherham and by …

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