How police are failing to protect women

How UK police are failing to protect women NADJA newsletter asked WAR to write this article. To see it published on NADJA’s site click here 09/07/2022 Lisa Longstaff from Women Against Rape writes about how the UK police force is enabling an epidemic of violence against women.  In June a partially leaked report revealed that …

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‘Empathy, compassion and conscientiousness must be valued in the Met Police’

‘Empathy, compassion and conscientiousness must be valued in the Met Police’ Hampstead Highgate Express OPINION View from the Street Published: 8:45 AM February 16, 2022 As Met Commissioner Cressida Dick departs, what standards must replace what has been discredited, in London and in forces across the country? Not only criminal behaviour by individual officers but policies …

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Time to clean up the police force

Time to clean up the police force Camden New Journal LETTERS 15 Oct 2021 ‘How can we expect convictions of violent men when police abusers protect other abusers inside and outside the force?’• AS Camden women’s organisations, we welcome the CNJ’s article and Comment on women’s safety. Since then national newspapers have criticised the institutional …

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Revealed: 315 officers domestic abuse

Revealed: 315 officers continued serving after Met dropped domestic abuse cases Josh Layton Monday 11 Oct 2021 3:32 pm Domestic abuse allegations have been made against hundreds of serving Metropolitan Police officers – with formal action taken in only a fraction of cases, figures show. More than 360 complaints were made against 326 police officers and Specials …

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Why women oppose the Police, Crime, Sentencing & Courts Bill

Why women oppose the Police, Crime, Sentencing & Courts Bill Women Against Rape & Women of Colour Global Women’s Strike We have been organising for decades for protection and justice from a pandemic of sexual and domestic violence against women and children, reinforced by policies of austerity that target us, undermining our financial independence and …

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KillTheBill – 1 May

The Police Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is a major threat to all justice movements. The police don’t use the powers they have to properly investigate rape, domestic violence, racist attacks, and other violence we report. Worse, they abuse their powers: women police officers have joined the public outpouring on sexual abuse by male colleagues. …

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H&H OPINION: Police Bill: 5 years for rape, 10 for damaging a slaver statue

OPINION Police Bill: 5 years for rape, 10 for damaging a slaver statue Lisa Longstaff, Women Against Rape Women Against Rape, protesting in Parliament Square – Credit: Women Against Rape The strength of feeling provoked by Sarah Everard’s murder and the police response to women paying their respects remind us of the fury at the police killing of …

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‘Women will live in fear until we see changes’

‘Women will live in fear until we see changes’ 18 March 2021 PAIN and anger in the wake of Sarah Everard’s killing must lead to ­permanent changes in the UK and a strengthening of laws to make women feel safer, campaigners demanded this week. In the days since the 33-year-old’s remains were found in Kent …

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Mum whose daughter’s rapist remains free says ‘nothing has changed’ 16 years on

Mum whose daughter’s rapist remains free says ‘nothing has changed’ 16 years A mother whose daughter was raped at the age of 15 has said ‘nothing has changed’ in more than a decade since the attacker escaped justice. Sally Freeman said that ‘if anything, things are worse’ for women and girls because of the low …

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Women’s safety must be prioritised – right now, it’s not

Women’s safety must be prioritised – right now, it’s not Women Against Rape, protesting in Parliament Square – Credit: Women Against Rape It was inevitably crowded in front of Scotland Yard on Mother’s Day as hundreds of women and men gathered to express their distress at the murder of Sarah Everard, and our outrage at …

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