TEST: Support not Separation Coalition

By WomenAgainstRape | 22 October 2018 | 0 Comments

RESPONSE to the Home Affairs Committee Report on DOMESTIC ABUSE Press release Black Women’s Rape Action Project & Women Against Rape  We welcome the Committee’s recognition of many of the issues raised in the evidence we and other women’s groups submitted. But they should have gone much further, especially in the following areas: We welcome …

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Do No Harm – Seminar 11 Sept 6-8pm

By WomenAgainstRape | 10 September 2018 | 0 Comments

For a video of the event, photos and written speeches see: supportnotseparation.blog Join us tomorrow for this important seminar 6-8pm at the House of Commoms committee room 14 which will gather evidence of the harm caused by separating mothers from their children and forced adoption. WAR is on the speakers panel.

Evidence to Home Affairs Committee on Domestic Violence, 5 July 2018

By WomenAgainstRape | 26 July 2018 | 1 Comment

Evidence to Home Affairs Committee on Domestic Violence, 5 July 2018 Summary: This evidence covers five key policy areas that result in increased vulnerability to domestic violence and lack of resources to escape violent men: Family courts and domestic violence Austerity cuts and domestic violence Destitution – a recipe for domestic violence The hostile environment …

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Family courts failing to uphold human rights for victims of domestic abuse, according to Queen Mary report

By WomenAgainstRape | 1 June 2018 | 0 Comments

Family Courts are failing to recognise and protect survivors’ human rights by not giving victims of domestic abuse a safe and fair hearing which is putting their children’s safety at risk, according to a joint report by Women’s Aid and Queen Mary University of London. 30 May 2018 Survivors of domestic abuse face a lack …

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Family Courts on Trial – 8 March event

By WomenAgainstRape | 28 February 2018 | 0 Comments

Please join us on 8 March, International Women’s Day. We will taking part in the speak out called by the Global Women’s Strike to put the Family Court on Trial (details below). We have seen a massive rise in calls for help from mothers whose children are being taken into care or even adoption, when …

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LUSH Human Rights Summit

By WomenAgainstRape | 12 February 2018 | 0 Comments

LUSH Human Rights Summit February 2018 Performance: We are Here – because You are There Our interactive play has been on tour to Coventry, Sheffield & the DSEI Stop to Arms Fair. Performed by asylum seekers from the All African Women’s Group, it depicts the real life injustices faced by rape survivors and others throughout …

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UPDATE: HUMAN RIGHTS VIGIL, 22 November 2017

By BWRAP | 24 November 2017 | 0 Comments

Brigitte Nongo-Wa-Kitwa Family Reunion Appeal Hearing Thanks to all who came to support Brigitte Nongo-Wa-Kitwa’s case to be reunited with her children. The vigil outside court garnered interest and support from passersby and people entering the court building. Over 15 women then went inside to listen to court proceedings, and although there weren’t enough seats …

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Protest against CAFCASS and NSPCC participation in Families Need Fathers (FNF) conference, Sat 14 October

By BWRAP | 18 October 2017 | 0 Comments

Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vg9qABVVtOY FNF replied saying that they are a “reputable charity” but did not address domestic violence or any of the other issues raised.  A FNF man confronted the picket saying that ‘more children are killed by their mothers than by their fathers’. To date we have received no reply to our …

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OPEN LETTER to CAFCASS and NSPCC re your PARTICIPATION in a conference run by FAMILIES NEED FATHERS (FNF) Sat 14 October

By BWRAP | 18 October 2017 | 0 Comments

We understand that you are speaking at this FNF conference on parental alienation. You must be aware that FNF have consistently attacked women. Must we refresh your memory? As long ago as 1994, during a debate on the Child Support Agency, MP Glenda Jackson reported in Parliament that FNF advised fathers who were not allowed access to their …

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ANOTHER HANDMAID’S TALE

By BWRAP | 18 October 2017 | 0 Comments

Video: The World Transformed, Brighton 26 September 2017 In poor communities, as many as 50% of children are reported to social services. Poverty is used to allege ‘neglect,’ treat mothers as surrogates for fostering and adoption without consent, inflicting lifelong trauma on thousands of children. Single mothers are most at risk, especially if they report …

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