TEST: Support not Separation Coalition

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

By WomenAgainstRape | 3 June 2020 | 1 Comment

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 …

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Model letter to MPs on the Domestic Abuse Bill Committee

By WomenAgainstRape | 2 June 2020 | 1 Comment

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 …

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DOMESTIC ABUSE BILL in Parliament today

By WomenAgainstRape | 28 April 2020 | 0 Comments

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 …

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In our secret family courts, judges still don’t understand what rape means

By WomenAgainstRape | 14 January 2020 | 0 Comments

Louise Tickle The Guardian 5 January 2020 It’s a scandal. Away from scrutiny, courtrooms are failing mothers by not taking evidence of sexual assault seriously When is rape, you know, real, proper rape? Shockingly, in our family courts, it seems it’s only when you put up a fight and have the injuries to show for it. …

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Abusive men using child contact as way to carry on subjecting women to domestic abuse

By WomenAgainstRape | 14 January 2020 | 0 Comments

See quotes here and below from WAR SNS, and a mum called Becky who we helped get contact with her (then) baby after she was snatched by her father who she still lives with; Becky is fighting to get her back. ‘We are also aware of instances where women have suffered physical and sexual assault …

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Re: Government Review into domestic abuse and family courts

By WomenAgainstRape | 30 May 2019 | 0 Comments

Paul Maynard MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary (Ministry of Justice) c/o office@paulmaynard.co.uk 28 May 2019 Dear Paul Maynard, We write regarding the government review on “how the family courts protect children and parents in cases of domestic abuse and other serious offences” called in response to the investigation by Victoria Derbyshire and the letter from over …

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To Woman’s Hour: parental alienation interview, 26 April 2019

By WomenAgainstRape | 2 May 2019 | 0 Comments

30 April 2019 Dear Woman’s Hour We object in the strongest possible terms to Woman’s Hour’s sexist broadcast on 26 April about ‘parental alienation’. Woman’s Hour’s website says it is ‘the programme that offers a female perspective of the world’. This interview offered the perspective of a men’s organisation which attacks women, represented by two …

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Sign petition vs family courts

By WomenAgainstRape | 29 April 2019 | 0 Comments

https://www.change.org/p/theresa-may-mp-stop-domestic-abuse-through-the-family-courts Please sign this petition against family courts and domestic violence.

London women tell UN poverty envoy about impact of welfare cuts

By WomenAgainstRape | 29 November 2018 | 0 Comments

London women tell UN poverty envoy about impact of welfare cuts Women in London have told the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty they are bearing the brunt of government welfare cuts, and described how austerity has left infants homeless and exacerbated problems including overcrowded housing and domestic violence. More than a dozen women addressed …

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Sammy Woodhouse: Rotherham ‘rapist offered role in child’s life’

By WomenAgainstRape | 29 November 2018 | 0 Comments

A victim of child sexual exploitation has called for a change in the law amid claims a man who raped her was offered a role in her son’s life. It is understood Arshid Hussain, who was jailed for 35 years in 2016, was contacted by Rotherham Council about care proceedings heard last year. His victim …

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