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Sexual violence in schools: Women's groups support MPs' call for urgent Government action
Sexual violence in schools: Women's groups support MPs' call for urgent Government action
13/9/2016
Leading Coalition of UK women’s organisations has welcomed a report published by MPs today (13th September), which reveals alarming levels of sexual harassment and assaults on girls in schools, and calls for new national government guidance for schools and legislation to make Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) compulsory. [READ MORE]
CPS prosecuting and convicting more cases of rape, domestic abuse, sexual offences and child abuse than ever before
CPS prosecuting and convicting more cases of rape, domestic abuse, sexual offences and child abuse than ever before
06/9/2016
The CPS’s annual Violence against Women and Girls report shows that rape, domestic abuse and sexual offences now account for 18.6% of the CPS’s total caseload and this figure has been increasing year-on-year. In 2015/16, the CPS prosecuted 117,568 defendants for all crimes grouped together as Violence against Women and Girls (VaWG). [READ MORE]
Crime Survey for England and Wales reports on Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse for the first time
Crime Survey for England and Wales reports on Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse for the first time
09/8/2016
The 2015 to 2016 Crime Survey for England and Wales ran for the first time a module of questions asking adults whether they were abused as a child. The analysis of these questions covering psychological, physical, and sexual abuse as a child, are published within the report covering the year to the end of March 2016. [READ MORE]
Rape Crisis and Georgina Campbell help young survivors  break the silence on rape
Rape Crisis and Georgina Campbell help young survivors break the silence on rape
19/7/2016
Rape Crisis launches a series of short films to help explain the criminal justice system for young rape survivors - BAFTA winning actress Georgina Campbell is helping Rape Crisis launch #BreakTheSilence  [READ MORE]
Women's Groups urge MPs to Press Ministers on Girls' Safety in Schools
Women's Groups urge MPs to Press Ministers on Girls' Safety in Schools
13/7/2016
Leading women’s groups, parenting website Mumsnet and 17 named Girlguides have urged Women & Equalities Select Committee MPs to press Ministers hard on why schools are failing on sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools [READ MORE]
Just over 24 hours to go - Rape Crisis supporters run in Vitality British 10k 2016
Just over 24 hours to go - Rape Crisis supporters run in Vitality British 10k 2016
08/7/2016
Rape Crisis England & Wales Ambassador Maddy Hill and small group of other fabulous supporters prepare to run iconic London route to raise all-important funds and awareness. [READ MORE]
"You can't bury the truth forever, it needs to be heard.": Child sexual abuse survivors speak out
"You can't bury the truth forever, it needs to be heard.": Child sexual abuse survivors speak out
15/6/2016
An ITV Exposure documentary to be aired tonight (Weds 15th June), will feature the testimony of two women who tell the programme that they were sexually abused by former MP and broadcaster Clement Freud [READ MORE]
Rape Crisis awarded 5-year grant for new Weaving the Web project
Rape Crisis awarded 5-year grant for new Weaving the Web project
19/5/2016
Rape Crisis England & Wales (RCEW) is delighted to be awarded a 5-year grant through the Big Lottery Fund, women and girls initiative, for an exciting new project aimed at extending, enhancing and improving access to specialist sexual violence services for women and girl survivors [READ MORE]
New Ending Violence Against Women Media Awards launched
New Ending Violence Against Women Media Awards launched
12/5/2016
Inaugural ‘Ending Violence Against Women and Girls Media Awards’ launched, to recognise the very best reporting on issues of violence against women and girls. [READ MORE]
Sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools inquiry launched
Sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools inquiry launched
29/4/2016
The Women and Equalities Committee has launched the first parliamentary inquiry into the scale and impact of sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools. [READ MORE]