STOP the Family Courts aiding & abetting domestic abuse

See our latest short film made by WAR & Support Not Separation. Amend #DABill. As a member of the Support Not Separation Coalition we are lobbying for the Bill to prevent family courts enabling violent fathers to abuse mothers and children.  See our latest Briefing to the Lords Read more from Support Not Separation Coalition

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

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. Lisa Longstaff, Women Against Rape Licence to kill, rape, torture for State agents and informants. Stop the … Read more

Evidence from Women Against Rape to Ministry of Justice Review of Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, October 2020

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 Review questionnaire despite commitments that it would be reconsidered. … Read more

The Guardian view on falling rape prosecutions: women’s rights are regressing

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jul/30/the-guardian-view-on-falling-prosecutions-womens-rights-are-regressing Editorial Progress is being rolled back around the world. Right wing governments are not the only ones to blame. Thu 30 Jul 2020 18.56 BSTLast modified on Fri 31 Jul 2020 04.37 BST We are going backwards. The number of reported rapes that result in convictions has long been alarmingly low. But the state of rape prosecutions in … Read more

DWP ignored coroner’s call to take action to save claimants from suicide

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) rejected a coroner’s call to act to prevent benefit claimants taking their own lives, following the suicide of a young woman who had told her work coach that she intended to kill herself. Documents released this week under the Freedom of Information Act show that DWP dismissed both … Read more

Police and CPS scrap digital data extraction forms for rape cases

Exclusive: case of two complainants funded by Equality and Human Rights Commission forces U-turn Alexandra Topping The Guardian Thu 16 Jul 2020 15.55 BSTFirst published on Thu 16 Jul 2020 09.04 BST The Crown Prosecution Service and police have been forced to scrap controversial “digital strip searches” of rape complainants, following a legal threat from two survivors of sexual … Read more

We are facing the ‘decriminalisation of rape’, warns victims’ commissioner

Dame Vera Baird says there has been a ‘catastrophic’ decline in rape prosecutions Haroon Siddique The Guardian Tue 14 Jul 2020 00.01 BSTLast modified on Tue 14 Jul 2020 00.09 BST  Dame Vera Baird said complainants were being denied justice. In the year ending March 2017 the CPS prosecuted 3,671 cases, compared with 1,758 in the year ending March … Read more

DOMESTIC ABUSE BILL BRIEFING TO HOUSE OF LORDS

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 … Read more