Justice is your right – A self help guide for survivors of rape and sexual assault and their supporters, by Women Against Rape. Updated edition, May 2020
This is a collective effort based on decades of experience of survivors and campaigners. It offers ways to tackle obstacles to justice you may face when reporting violence.
Click here to download the Self-Help Guide.
To order a paper copy, please send a cheque to ‘Women Against Rape’, PO Box 287, London NW6 5QU.
Prices: individuals £3; unfunded organisations £5; professionals or solidarity price £10. Free to women in prison.
What people say about the Guide:
“This Guide is lucid, it is clear, it is to the point. I recommend it.” Ian Macdonald QC
“People will grow in confidence and feel less intimidated by the authorities.” Sally Freeman, mother of rape survivor
“Knowing our rights can make the difference between winning and losing.” Cristel Amiss, Black Women’s Rape Action Project
Online Guide for Asylum Seekers and their Supporters: A Self-Help Guide Against detention & removal by Legal Action for Women: This new and updated step-by-step guide comes out of intensive work over many years with women (and some men) seeking asylum. BWRAP and WAR have contributed to the pool of practical knowledge which is an invaluable and essential tool for victims of rape and other torture. Available here. To order a paper copy go to Crossroads Books online . Other Self-Help Tools are also available to download here
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Rt. Hon Priti Patel MP
2 Marsham Street
London, SW1P 4DF
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 the UK is on migrant as essential workers in hospitals, social care, food supply, agriculture, transport and other areas. Yet there are up to one million undocumented migrants in the UK who are destitute and therefore at greater risk of contracting Covid-19 because they are being deprived of health care, housing and even food. Living in such conditions makes it impossible for people to self-isolate and abide by government social distancing advice. People are being forced to risk their own and the community’s health.
There is growing support for immigrant people being granted the right to stay and for an amnesty from deportation. Public pressure has already led to over 75% of people being released from immigration detention, the courts ruling that the ‘No Recourse to Public Funds’ Policy was illegal and most recently to your government being forced to scrap the surcharge that non-EU NHS staff have to pay.
We urge you to follow the lead given by the Portuguese and Italian governments and grant papers to all migrants currently living in the UK regardless of their immigration status, length of stay or financial situation.