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Policy and research
Rights of Women provides guidance for law and policy makers and other organisations and institutions, and works to put women’s rights on the public policy agenda.
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Position statements and briefings:
2012Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill, Briefing for MPs
Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill, Briefing for the House of Lords
2010Celebrating success – section 14 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009
No impunity for rape, No anonymity for defendants.
Section 14 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009: A Crucial Step Towards Ending Commercial Sexual Exploitation
2009The need to eradicate sexual violence: Rights of Women's position statement on sexual violence
Ending domestic abuse: Rights of Women's position statement on domestic violence
The need to tackle demand: Rights of Women's position statement on prostitution
No recourse, no rights? Rights of Women's position statement on no recourse to public funds
Briefing on amendments to clause 13 of the Policing and Crime Bill 2008
Prostitution Offence Briefing
2008Briefing note on no recourse to public funds
2007A Short Briefing Note on the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007
2006Women and Violence - What's Law Got to Do with It? Report of Rights of Women's 30th Anniversary Conference (2006)
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.
Submissions, consultation responses and research:
2011Rights of Women's response to the Ministry of Justice's legal aid proposals 2011
Women's access to Justice - a research report
Appendix 2: The value of legal aid - case studies
Appendix 3: Asylum support - Notice Of Appeal
Appendix 4: SET(DV) application for victims of domestic violence
2010Response 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
2009Response 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
2008CPS 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
2007Rights 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'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'
Advancing Equality for Men and Women: Government proposals to introduce a public sector duty to promote gender equality’
Response to the Law Commission Consultation Paper On a New Focus for Civil Legal Aid
Making Contact Work
Speech by the ROW Director at the 'Making Contact Work' conference in September
Access to Justice report
Child contact, domestic violence and risk assessment
Women's Rights are Human Rights
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