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Prosecutors urged to ditch 'weak' rape cases to improve figures
Prosecutors urged to ditch 'weak' rape cases to improve figures
25/9/2018
An exclusive report by The Guardian reveals that Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) specialist prosecutors received training workshops urging them to prosecute fewer rape cases [READ MORE]
Revealed: less than a third of young men prosecuted for rape are convicted
Revealed: less than a third of young men prosecuted for rape are convicted
23/9/2018
New figures show men aged 18-24 are less likely to be found guilty of rape than older men in England and Wales [READ MORE]
Justice Secretary announces review of Criminal Injuries Compensation as part of new Victims Strategy
Justice Secretary announces review of Criminal Injuries Compensation as part of new Victims Strategy
10/9/2018
The Justice Secretary has announced a full review of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (CICS) to ensure it reflects the changing nature of crime and can better support victims. The plans are set out in the first ever cross-government Victims Strategy, launched today (Monday 10th September). [READ MORE]
Rape Crisis and Women's Aid reach stretch target in CrowdJustice campaign to challenge two-child tax credit limit
Rape Crisis and Women's Aid reach stretch target in CrowdJustice campaign to challenge two-child tax credit limit
03/9/2018
On Friday 31st August 2018, Rape Crisis England & Wales and Women's Aid closed their joint crowdfunding campaign having raised £20,250 from 900 supporters [READ MORE]
Three quarters of sexual violence survivors feel unable to go for potentially life-saving test
Three quarters of sexual violence survivors feel unable to go for potentially life-saving test
31/8/2018
New research from Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust has found three quarters (72%) of women who have experienced sexual violence have not attended or have delayed cervical screening (smear test) because of their experience. [READ MORE]
Rape Crisis and Women's Aid mount legal challenge to Government's cruel two-child tax credit limit policy
Rape Crisis and Women's Aid mount legal challenge to Government's cruel two-child tax credit limit policy
01/8/2018
Today (1st August 2018), Rape Crisis England & Wales and Women's Aid, represented by Karon Monaghan QC and Leigh Day solicitors, are requesting permission to intervene in the Child Poverty Action Group’s legal challenge to the government’s two-child tax credit limit policy [READ MORE]
International Development Committee report into Sexual Abuse and Exploitation in the Aid Sector
International Development Committee report into Sexual Abuse and Exploitation in the Aid Sector
31/7/2018
Rape Crisis England & Wales and Equality Now respond to the release of the International Development Committee report into Sexual Abuse and Exploitation in the Aid Sector [READ MORE]
Rape Crisis Responds to Women & Equalities Committee Report into Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Rape Crisis Responds to Women & Equalities Committee Report into Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
25/7/2018
MPs call on Government to focus on five priorities to put sexual harassment at the top of the agenda for employers  [READ MORE]
Landmark Victory for Sexual Abuse Survivor Denied Compensation Under Discriminatory 'Same Roof Rule'
Landmark Victory for Sexual Abuse Survivor Denied Compensation Under Discriminatory 'Same Roof Rule'
24/7/2018
Senior judges have today (24th July 2018) ruled the archaic 'same roof rule', which denies some sexual abuse survivors Criminal Injuries Compensation, is incompatible with human rights law, after one woman took her case to the Court of Appeal [READ MORE]
Disclosure of Evidence in Rape & Sexual Offence Cases: Report by MPs Ignores the Real Crisis
Disclosure of Evidence in Rape & Sexual Offence Cases: Report by MPs Ignores the Real Crisis
20/7/2018
Rape Crisis England & Wales and the End Violence Against Women Coalition (EVAW) are disappointed with the analysis and recommendations in the report on the disclosure of evidence in criminal trials published today (20th July 2018) by the Justice Select Committee. [READ MORE]