TEST: Compensation

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Video: Press launch of our petition – Stop denying compensation to victims of sexual assault

8 January 2022

Video: Press launch of our petition “Stop denying compensation to victims of sexual assault” Victims of rape and sexual assault are being denied compensation just because we have a minor criminal conviction. This outrageous discrimination has deprived 895 sexual assault victims of any award. SIGN THE PETITION, and circulate it widely.  Let’s press the government …

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Woman pimped out in her teens denied compensation for seven-year ordeal

26 December 2021

Woman pimped out in her teens denied compensation for seven-year ordeal Josh Layton  Sunday 26 Dec 2021 6:00 am A woman who was pimped out by her grandad as a teenager feels she is the one being punished after being denied compensation. Lucy was raped and forced into prostitution from the age of 11, but …

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Call to stop denying compensation to rape victims with criminal convictions

20 December 2021

Call to stop denying compensation to rape victims with criminal convictions 20 December 2021, Claudia Jacob A Kentish Town-based organisation has launched a petition demanding the government stop denying compensation to victims of sexual assault who have unrelated unspent convictions. The Ministry of Justice-funded Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (CICS) makes payments to victims of violent crime. Since 2012, …

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Rape victims with minor criminal convictions blocked from financial compensation

13 December 2021

Rape victims with minor criminal convictions blocked from financial compensation Exclusive: ‘Given so many of these victims were attacked as children by grown men, the trauma is lasting,’ says campaigner. Maya Oppenheim, Women’s Correspondent, The Independent, 13 December 2021 Hundreds of sexual assault and rape victims with minor criminal convictions are being denied financial compensation, The Independent can reveal. Exclusive data …

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Stop denying compensation to victims of sexual assault

9 December 2021

Stop denying compensation to victims of sexual assault PRESS RELEASE Women Against Rape invites you to the launch of its petition On Wednesday 15 December 2021, 12noon-1pm, join us at an online press conference to launch this new petition. Media and non-media welcome. REGISTER HERE For more information contact: Women Against Rape 020 7482 2496 …

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Sex attack victims denied compensation ‘because of unpaid TV licences’

30 June 2021

Sex attack victims denied compensation ‘because of unpaid TV licences’ The applicants had requests turned down for convictions including not owning a TV licence, shoplifting and sex work, according to campaign group Women Against Rape (WAR). The claims were rejected by the Government’s Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) scheme over the past six years. Figures released by …

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Hundreds of rape victims still being denied compensation over past offences

2 April 2021

Hundreds of rape victims still being denied compensation over past offences Campaigners are demanding an end to the ‘scandal’ of women being denied Government compensation for sexual offences because of relatively minor past offences. One woman, who was repeatedly raped by two men when she was 13, was refused a payout because she had been …

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Evidence to MoJ Review of Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme

9 October 2020

Evidence to MoJ Review of Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme The denial of compensation to victims of sexual offences with criminal convictions is a scandal. Survivors in our network have been denied what should be an unquestionable entitlement for the violent crimes committed against them. We are outraged that the MOJ omits this rule from the …

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Government announces Same Roof victims can re-apply for compensation

13 June 2019

Government announces Same Roof victims can re-apply for compensation Congratulations everyone who campaigned for this change – what a wonderful if very belated victory for grassroots claimants/campaigners! It seems that the government has decided not to make people wait for the end of their Review of the Compensation Scheme after all. That’s good as the …

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Government announces scrapping of ‘same roof’ rule

28 February 2019

Government announces scrapping of ‘same roof’ rule This government press release was published on 28 Feb 2019, a victory for all those who campaigned against the discriminatory rules of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. The ‘same roof’ rule had been used to deny compensation to anyone who had been sexually attacked before 1979 by someone …

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