TEST: Submissions

Please fill in government questionnaire on violence

11 February 2021

Government questionnaire on violence Dear friends The Home Office did a consultation to update its Violence Against Women and Girls strategy. It includes a public questionnaire, deadline 19 February.  WAR will respond to the consultation raising the following issues in the sections where people are asked for ‘other comments’. We urge you to write in …

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Domestic Abuse Bill Briefing – Committee Stage Lords

22 January 2021

Briefing for DA Bill Lords Committee stage   Background This Briefing is from Women Against Rape (WAR) and Support Not Separation Coalition. Since 1976 WAR has provided advocacy and information in individual cases and campaigns for justice, asylum, protection and compensation. It has won changes in the law such as getting rape in marriage recognised …

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‘Spy Cops’ Bill – Report Stage in the House of Lords

11 January 2021

‘Spy Cops’ Bill – Report Stage in the House of Lords   Dear Lords, This is an extremely dangerous Bill which has attracted strong and broad opposition among organisations and individuals. You may have seen our original statement against the Bill in November which was signed by over 50 organisations (statement here). The Bill should …

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CHIS Bill – Spy Cops – in the House of Lords Now

11 November 2020

CHIS Bill – Spy Cops – in the House of Lords Letter sent to Members, 10 November 2020 The organisations and individuals below ask you to oppose the Covert Human Intelligence Sources Bill, for the reasons stated here: Licence to kill, rape, torture for State agents and informants. Stop the Covert Human Intelligence Sources Bill …

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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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Domestic Abuse Bill in Parliament

23 July 2020

See our latest short film: STOP the Family Courts aiding and abetting domestic abuse. Made by WAR & Support Not Separation. We are lobbying for the Domestic Abuse Bill to: recognise that domestic abuse victims are mostly women; provide vital resources so women and children can escape; extend all protections and resources to immigrant women …

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DOMESTIC ABUSE BILL BRIEFING TO HOUSE OF LORDS

17 July 2020

DOMESTIC ABUSE BILL BRIEFING TO HOUSE OF LORDS The Domestic Abuse Bill is due for second reading in the House of Lords followed by Committee stage, when amendments can be put. We don’t know the date for either of these yet (watch this space) but we will be sending this briefing to some members of …

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Briefing 4: Report Stage Domestic Abuse Bill

3 July 2020

Briefing 4: Report Stage Domestic Abuse Bill From Women Against Rape and Support Not Separation REPORT STAGE DOMESTIC ABUSE BILL, Monday 6 July We daily work with mothers who have suffered domestic violence and are fighting in the family court to protect their children from abusive fathers. Our experiences of sexism, racism, class and other …

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BRIEFING 3: REPORT STAGE DOMESTIC ABUSE BILL

24 June 2020

25 June: Oppose amendment proposed by Jess Phillips MP which would include children in the definition of victims of domestic abuse.   We are inundated with cases of mothers who’ve suffered domestic violence fighting in the family court to protect their children from abusive fathers.  Based on our experience over many years, we are very concerned …

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Women’s group urges Parliament to reject ‘misogynistic’ MP’s amendments to Domestic Abuse Bill

15 June 2020

Morning Star, 9 June 2020 Lamiat Sabin A WOMEN’S rights group called on Parliament today to reject “wrecking amendments” to the Domestic Abuse Bill proposed by Tory MP Philip Davies, who they say has a “misogynistic” record. The Shipley MP has said that attempts to use a child as a “weapon” by keeping them away …

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