TEST: Submissions

BRIEFING 2 RE: DOMESTIC ABUSE BILL

8 June 2020

on behalf of Women Against Rape and the Support Not Separation Coalition Submitted to Public Bill Committee, 8 June 2020 Women Against Rape (WAR) is a multi-racial women’s organisation founded in 1976. It provides support, advocacy and information in individual cases. It campaigns for justice, protection and compensation for all women and girls, including asylum …

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

3 June 2020

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

2 June 2020

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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MODEL LETTER TO UK HOME SECRETARY,PRITI PATEL MP

26 May 2020

Please add some information about yourself and the reason you are writing. Rt. Hon Priti Patel MPHome Office2 Marsham StreetLondon, SW1P 4DF Email: public.enquiries@homeoffice.gov.uk Dear Ms Patel, I am writing to demand that you grant immediate, permanent and unconditional amnesty for all migrants and refugees currently living in the UK. This pandemic has shown how dependent …

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London women tell UN poverty envoy about impact of welfare cuts

29 November 2018

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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Evidence to UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, 2018

1 November 2018

We joined other groups in submitting evidence to the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, ahead of his visit to the UK in November 2018. This has now been published by the UN alongside other submissions: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Poverty/Pages/UKVisitSubmissions.aspx – See submissions from Legal Action for Women and Single Mothers Self Defence & by …

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22 October 2018

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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Our comment on Government’s planned review of CICA rules

10 September 2018

Our comment on Government’s planned review of CICA rules   The announcement 9-10 September from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) that there will be a review of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme as it applies to people who were sexually abused when they were children, is an important victory and augers well for future applicants.  …

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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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