We seek to influence policy by undertaking original research, preparing responses to policy documents from Government and other sources, organising conferences on women's rights, and holding public meetings. We want women's voices heard at every stage of public policy formulation.
Consultation responses and research:
Briefing on proposed amendments to Peers on the criminalisation of forced marriage, November 2013
Rights of Women’s response to the CPS consultation on Victims' Right to Review, Interim Guidance
Rights of Women response to CPS consultation on Interim Guidelines on Prosecuting Cases of Child Sexual Abuse
Rights of Women's response to Sustaining services, ensuring fairness, A consultation on migrant access and their financial contribution to NHS provision in England
Rights of Women's evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights on the implications for access to justice of the Government’s proposed legal aid 'reforms'
Evidencing domestic violence: a barrier to family law legal aid – a research report
Rights of Women’s response to the Home Office’s Tackling illegal immigration in privately rented accommodation
Rights of Women’s response to the Ministry of Justice’s consultation, Transforming legal aid
Rights of Women’s template consultation response to Transforming legal aid
Rights of Women’s response to the judicial review consultation
Rights of Women’s response to the Sentencing Council Sexual Offences Guidelines Consultation
Evidencing domestic violence: the facts – a research report
Picking up the pieces: domestic violence and child contact
Rights of Women’s response to Supporting Separated Families; Securing Children's Futures consultation
Rights of Women's evidence to the Pre-legislative scrutiny of the Children and Families Bill
Rights of Women response to Ministry of Justice Consultation, Getting it right for victims and witnesses
Silenced Voices Speak: Strategies for protecting migrant women from violence and abuse
Rights of Women’s response to ‘Family Migration, A Consultation’
Rights of Women’s template response to ‘Family Migration, A Consultation’
Rights of Women’s response to the consultation ‘Employment-related settlement, tier 5 and overseas domestic workers’, September 2011
Rights of Women and Women’s Aid’s consultation response – Family Justice Review Interim Report, June 2011
Joint letter to the Secretary of State concerning statutory duties on local authorities, April 2011
Rights of Women's template summary of concerns - "Strengthening families, promoting parental responsibility: the future of child maintenance"
Rights of Women's Response to the DWP public consultation "Strengthening families, promoting parental responsibility: the future of child maintenance"
From Rights to Action: Using International rights and mechanisms on violence against women in the UK
Rights of Women's response to the Ministry of Justice's legal aid proposals 2011
Response to the consultation "Charging fees for Immigration and Asylum Appeals"
Response to the Family Justice Review, call for evidence, September 2010
Measuring up? UK compliance with international commitments on violence against women in England and Wales
Response to the Welsh Assembly Government’s Strategic Action Plan to address Violence against Women
Response To GLA Strategy.pdf
Government's consultation on a violence against women strategy
CPS policy for prosecuting rape
Home Office proposals on prostitution and lap-dancing
UKBA consultation on Immigration Appeals
Sentencing Advisory Panel consultation on overarching principles in sentencing
BMER women, the law and violence - where's the justice conference report
Marriage to partners from overseas
Response to Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 and relevant 3rd party response
Rights of Women Consultation Response to the Discrimination Law Review: A Framework for Fairness: Proposals for a Single Equality Bill for Great Britain
A Short Briefing Note on the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007
Rights of Women Consultation Response to the Legal Services Commission - Legal Aid Reform: Family and Family Mediation Fee Schemes
Rights of Women Consultation Response: A New System for Child Maintenance
Rights of Women Consultation Response: Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Bill
Rights of Women's Response to 'Confidence and Confidentiality: Improving Transparency and Privacy in the Family Courts'
Rights of Women Response to Law Commission Consultation Paper No. 179 'Cohabitation: The Financial Consequences of Relationship Breakdown'
Rights of Women Response to Sentencing Guidelines Council Sexual Offences Act 2003 Consultation Guidelines
Rights of Women Response to Convicting Rapists and Protecting Victims - Justice for Victims of Rape
Rights of Women Response to the Sentencing Guidelines Consultation ‘Overarching Principles: Domestic Violence’
Rights of Women Response to the Government Consultation 'Getting Equal: Proposals to outlaw Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Provision of Goods & Services'
Response to Law Commission Consultation Paper No. 177 ‘A New Homicide Act for England and Wales?'
Response to 'Rebuilding Lives: Supporting Victims of Crime’
Advancing Equality for Men and Women: Government proposals to introduce a public sector duty to promote gender equality’
Response to the Joint Home Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office consultation on the criminalisation of forced marriage, titled ‘A Wrong Not a Right’
Response to the Home Office on the criminalisation of the possession of extreme pornography
Response to the Department of Health consultation on the Review of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act
Response to the Equalities Review
Domestic Violence and sentencing
Parental Separation: Children's needs and Parents' responsibilities
Report of Access To Justice Seminar held on 15th March 2005
Response to the Constitutional Affairs Consultation Paper on Broadcasting Courts
Response to the Law Commission Consultation Paper On a New Focus for Civil Legal Aid
Response to the Department For Constitutional Affairs Consultation Paper On the Disclosure Of Information in Family Proceedings Cases Involving Children
Making Contact Work
Speech by the ROW Director at the 'Making Contact Work' conference in September
Letter to Law Society Gazette on Legal Aid February 2004
Law Commission Partial Defences to Murder consultation response January
Response to the Joint Committee on Human Rights' Consultation on A Human Rights Commission: Structure, Function and Powers April 2003
Partial defences to murder: Abused women who kill – A joint seminar by the Law Commission and Rights of Women December 2003
Active Communities Unit Consultation Response November 2003
Appointing Judges Consultation Response November 2003
Civil Partnerhips Consultation Response September 2003
Court working dress Consultation Response August 2003
Draft employment regulations on sexual orientation response May 2003
Legal Aid for Asylum Seekers letter to Alan Beith MP October 2003
Optional Protocol to CEDAW consultation response to the Women and Equalities
Unit May 2003
QC System consultation paper response November 2003
Safety and Justice consultation paper response September 2003
Supreme Court consultation response November 2003
Access to Justice report
Findings of the research project into free advice provision for women.
Child contact, domestic violence and risk assessment
Speech by the ROW Director to the City of Westminster's Development and
Training Unit Annual Area Child Protection Conference on November 12th
Women's Rights are Human Rights
Women and the Human Rights Act Conference Report, 27 October 2000
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