On the sad news of Jill Saward's death
5 Jan 2017
Statement from Rape Crisis England & Wales:
"Jill Saward was a good friend and valued supporter of the Rape Crisis movement for three decades. Waiving her right to lifelong anonymity, she campaigned tirelessly for both legal and social justice for victims and survivors of rape and sexual violence. Jill was able to step outside of her own harrowing experience to highlight the needs and rights of all those impacted by sexual violence. Most recently, she was focussing on the need to educate jurors at rape trials through the JURIES campaign, which she co-founded. Jill was courageous, pioneering and an inspiration. She will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with her family at this sad time."