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Rape Crisis welcomes Government's refreshed Violence Against Women & Girls Strategy
Rape Crisis welcomes Government's refreshed Violence Against Women & Girls Strategy
09/3/2016
On this year's International Women's Day (8th March 2016), the Government released its new Violence Against Women & Girls (VAWG) Strategy; Rape Crisis responds. [READ MORE]
New film highlights racist sexual harassment
New film highlights racist sexual harassment
08/3/2016
This International Women's Day 2016 (8th March), Imkaan and the End Violence Against Women (EVAW) Coalition release a film in which black women speak about their experiences of racist sexual harassment [READ MORE]
Million Women Rise 2016
Million Women Rise 2016
04/3/2016
This Saturday 5th March 2016, Rape Crisis will once again join the biggest European demo against male violence against women and girls as it marches on London [READ MORE]
Rape Crisis responds to Dame Janet Smith report
Rape Crisis responds to Dame Janet Smith report
26/2/2016
Dame Janet Smith yesterday (25th February 2016) released her long-awaited report into Jimmy Savile’s sexual offending at the BBC; Rape Crisis responds [READ MORE]
National Crime Agency reports increase in recorded rapes related to online dating
National Crime Agency reports increase in recorded rapes related to online dating
06/2/2016
NCA reports a six-fold increase in recorded online dating related rapes over a 5-year period. [READ MORE]
Rape Crisis supports first UK Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week
Rape Crisis supports first UK Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week
04/2/2016
The first ever Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week for the United Kingdom kicked off on Monday (1st February 2016) with a ground-breaking launch at London’s City Hall , at which Rape Crisis England & Wales was pleased and proud to be in attendance.  [READ MORE]
HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate release review of specialist Rape & Sexual Offence Units
HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate release review of specialist Rape & Sexual Offence Units
02/2/2016
Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) published a report today (2nd February 2016), which found that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is insufficiently resourcing and staffing its specialist Rape and Serious Sexual Offences (RASSO) units and not following its own victim policies in a third of cases. [READ MORE]
2 weeks to go until National Sexual Violence Conference, York
2 weeks to go until National Sexual Violence Conference, York
29/1/2016
There are 2 weeks left to book onto the 'Walk the Walk' Conference hosted by Arch North East, Rape Crisis England & Wales and the Northern Rock Foundation, to be held in York on 12th February 2016. [READ MORE]
New high level report calls for detention reform
New high level report calls for detention reform
26/1/2016
A report commissioned by the Home Office into the detention of vulnerable people has been published. Stephen Shaw's review supports many of the findings and recommendations of the Set Her Free campaign.  [READ MORE]
Sexual Offences Recorded by Police at Highest Level Since Records Began
Sexual Offences Recorded by Police at Highest Level Since Records Began
22/1/2016
The Crime Survey for England and Wales has announced that sexual offences reported to the police rose by a further 36% during the year to the end of September 2015, putting them at their highest level since records began over 12 years ago. [READ MORE]