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Why We Rise
Why We Rise
03/3/2015
In just four days' time, on Saturday 7th March 2015, women from the Rape Crisis movement across the UK will join thousands of sisters and their children in London for the an... [READ MORE]
APPG reports funding for violence against women & girls services not fit for purpose
APPG reports funding for violence against women & girls services not fit for purpose
24/2/2015
A cross-party group of MPs have released their findings from a recent inquiry concluding that the current funding systems for domestic and sexual violence services are ‘not... [READ MORE]
Joint Committee on Human Rights urges Government to ratify Istanbul Convention
Joint Committee on Human Rights urges Government to ratify Istanbul Convention
23/2/2015
The Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) warns in its most recent new report that the Government could harm its international reputation by failing to ratify the Council of Eu... [READ MORE]
Three rapists jailed in case that highlights important issues around consent
Three rapists jailed in case that highlights important issues around consent
13/2/2015
Three men have today (Friday 13th February) been jailed for a combined total of 18 years for the rape and sexual assault of a 23-year-old woman. The issue central to the pro... [READ MORE]
Charter for the Rights of Women Seeking Asylum
Charter for the Rights of Women Seeking Asylum
30/1/2015
In recent months, important new initiatives have come into play for women facing rape and violence abroad. But women seeking asylum in the UK are falling through a protection ga... [READ MORE]
CPS and police focus on consent
CPS and police focus on consent
29/1/2015
At their first joint National Conference on Rape yesterday (28th January 2015), the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and police launched their clearest guidance to date for asses... [READ MORE]
Rape Crisis responds to rise in number of sexual offences reported to police
Rape Crisis responds to rise in number of sexual offences reported to police
22/1/2015
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released figures today (22nd January 2015) showing that the numbers of rapes (24,043) and other sexual offences (48,934) recorded b... [READ MORE]
Rape Crisis responds to victim-blaming comments by sentencing judge
Rape Crisis responds to victim-blaming comments by sentencing judge
15/1/2015
Rape Crisis England & Wales spokeswoman Katie Russell said: “Rape Crisis is appalled by the completely inappropriate comments recently made by Judge Joanna Greenbe... [READ MORE]
Government announces £7 million funding boost for survivors of sexual violence
Government announces £7 million funding boost for survivors of sexual violence
19/12/2014
The Home Secretary Theresa May and Justice Secretary Chris Grayling have today (19th December 2014) announced an extra £7m funding to help victims of sexual violence. The ... [READ MORE]
Rape Crisis awarded government contract for training & workforce development
Rape Crisis awarded government contract for training & workforce development
01/12/2014
Rape Crisis England & Wales has become the first organisation in the voluntary sector to win a significant government contract for workforce development, to increase and imp... [READ MORE]