Rape Crisis


All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sexual Violence                                              


The APPG on Sexual Violence is co-chaired by Sarah Champion MP and Rt Hon Maria Miller MP. It provides a forum for discussion within Parliament to raise awareness of sexual violence against women and girls, and particularly on how legislation, policy and practice relating to sexual violence is affecting survivors and specialist support services.


Rape Crisis England & Wales provides the Secretariat to this group and supports the group in an administrative and operational capacity.


Meetings of the APPG are open to the public through advanced registration. Please email appg@rapecrisis.org.uk to be registered on the mailing list or click on the link below.


Click here to sign up to APPG mailings from RCEW


Forthcoming Meetings


The Funding and Commissioning Landscape Part 2: Understanding the Perspective of Funders and Commissioners


17th October 1 – 2.30 pm

This session will consider the perspective of the funders and commissioners in the current funding landscape for specialist sexual violence services. It will seek the views of key decision makers as well as explore potential best practice across funders and commissioners.


Speakers for the 17th October include:


  • Victoria Atkins MP, Minister for Women
  • Vera Baird QC, Victims Lead at the Association for Police and Crime Commissioners
  • Duncan Shrubsole, Director of Policy, Lloyds Bank Foundation
  • Catherine Hinwood, Head of Victim and Witness Policy, Ministry of Justice

Register here.


Previous meetings


Date                               Title

24th January 2018         Inaugural Meeting

17th April 2018               Pornography and Sexual Violence

17th July 2018                The Funding and Commissioning Landscape Part 1: The Frontline 


Publications and reports


The APPG on Sexual Violence conducts inquiries into key issues raised through APPG meetings. The inquiries assemble evidence from survivors, front line professionals, academic researchers, statutory agencies and those responsible for tackling sexual violence strategically through prevention, provision, policy, protection and prosecution.


Officers for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sexual Violence:


Sarah Champion MP – Co-Chair
Rt Hon Maria Miller MP – Co-Chair
Jess Phillips MP Vice-Chair
Baroness Margaret Prosser, OBE
Caroline Lucas MP
Alison Thewliss MP