TEST: Submissions

10 September 2018

Written evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee enquiry into modern slavery Since 2002 BWRAP and WAR have been providing specialist services to victims seeking asylum in the UK. Research, including our own, has found that over 70% of women seeking asylum have fled rape elsewhere.¬† We document what happened to them and the aftermath …

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

26 July 2018

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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Submission to Home Affairs Committee Immigration Detention Inquiry

11 May 2018

Submission to Home Affairs Committee Immigration Detention Inquiry Black Women’s Rape Action Project (BWRAP) was founded in 1991. Women Against Rape (WAR) was founded in 1976. Together the two organisations have worked closely with women in detention, particularly in Yarl’s Wood IRC, over many years documenting the traumatic impact of rape and other violence on …

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Open Letter for compensation to Secretary of Justice

15 March 2018

Open Letter for compensation to Secretary of Justice Rt Hon. David Gauke Secretary of State for Justice  6 June 2018 Dear David Gauke We collectively represent the experience and demands of thousands of survivors of rape, domestic violence and sex crimes suffered as children or adults. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme is discriminating against victims …

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Rape & Sexual Abuse in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre

14 June 2017

Rape & Sexual Abuse in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre Our report chronicles a regime of predatory sexual abuse (including racist sexual abuse) since it opened and began accepting women and families in 2002.  It brings together the many allegations that have been reported to us, with other reports that have appeared in the media.  …

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Oppose proposal to make men accused of rape anonymous – Briefing

7 December 2016

Why we oppose proposals to make people accused of rape anonymous Women Against Rape Briefing to Parliament (amendment to Policing and Crime Bill – Lords Report Stage 7/12 Dec 2016) Following the closure of several investigations into allegations of sexual violence by celebrities and VIPs, there has been another media frenzy and lobby of Parliament …

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Evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee on Prostitution

18 February 2016

Evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee on Prostitution Submission to the Home Affairs Select Committee on Prostitution   1) ‘Whether criminal sanction in relation to prostitution should continue to fall more heavily on those who sell sex, rather than those who buy it.‘ Criminal sanction should not fall on either seller or buyer. We …

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Briefing against the 2015 Immigration Bill

10 April 2015

Briefing against the 2015 Immigration Bill Opposition to the Immigration Bill continues to grow.  In February, Lord Ramsbotham called for the bill to be withdrawn or suspended to allow proper consideration of a government commissioned report. The Shaw Report made recommendations: a limit on detention; an end to the detention of pregnant women; that there be …

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Child Rape in Rotherham: Questions rape survivors, parents and the general public want answers to

2 December 2014

Child rape in Rotherham questions rape survivors parents and the general public want answers to Submitted to the Home Affairs Committee on 9 September. We have received no substantial reply so far. The Report by Dr Alexis Jay issued in August 2014, raises more questions than it answers. Unless these questions are asked and answered …

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Evidence to Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women

2 December 2014

Evidence to Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women¬† “In the 12 months to March 2013 there were about 10,000 recorded rapes of adults in England and Wales, and about 6,000 recorded rapes of children. “Only 1,820 (18%) of those recorded rape allegations led to a ‘sanction detection’ in which an offender was …

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