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Consultation responses

Our responses to government consultations on policy, guidance, and legislation.

Equality and Human Rights

Response to Ministry of Justice Consultation - Human Rights Act Reform

Rights of Women (ROW) is under no illusion that this is an attempt to weaken the rights to which we are all entitled, and we reject the case for change in the strongest possible terms.

Evidence for Joint Committee on Human Rights Inquiry

Rights of Women's response to calls for evidence on human rights: attitudes to enforcement.

Consultation on Ensuring strong equalities legislation after EU Exit

Response by Rights of Women on behalf of ASCENT Consortium to Women and Equalities Committee consultation. We have focused on legislation that has significance to women’s equality.

Response to the Discrimination Law Review

Response to the Consultation ‘Getting Equal'

Our response to proposals to outlaw sexual orientation discrimination in the provision of goods and services.

Response to the Department of Trade and Industry’s consultation

Our response to a consultation on advancing equality for men and women.

Response to the Equalities Review

Response to the Department of Constitutional Affairs’ consultation

Our response to a consultation on the appointment of judges.

Evidence to the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Our evidence on the Draft Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations.

Response to the Women and Equality Unit’s consultation Reviewing the United

Our response to consultation reviewing the United Kingdom’s position on the Optional Protocol.

Response to the Joint Committee on Human Rights’ consultation

Our response to the consultation 'A Human Rights Commission: structure, function and powers'.

Family Law

Response to FJC consultation on alienating behaviour draft guidance

Parental alienation and associated concepts are pseudo-science and, as such, do not meet the admissibility test for admission in Family Court proceedings.

Response: Supporting earlier resolution of private family law arrangements

Our response to a consultation on resolving private family disputes earlier through family mediation.

Response to FRPC consultation on proposed Pilot Practice Direction on DAPOs

Response to FRPC early resolution consultation

Our response to: Family Procedure Rules Committee (FPRC) consultation on early resolution of family private law arrangements.

Response to consultation on the impacts of joint tenancies on victims of DA

RoW and SBS Evidence on the Rights of Cohabiting Partners

Joint response from Rights of Women and Southall Black Sisters to Women and Equalities Committee call for evidence on the rights of cohabiting couples.

Response to consultation on draft changes to Family Procedure Rules

Our response to consultation on draft changes to Family Procedure Rules arising from planned implementation of Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020.

Consultation on the use of remote hearings in the family justice system

Our response to President of the Family Division's consultation.

response to the Private Law Working Group’s Review of the CAP

Our response to the review of the Child Arrangements Programme.

Written evidence to the Family Justice Panel

Our evidence on how the family courts protect children and parents in cases of domestic abuse and other serious offences.

Response to consultation Reducing Family Conflict

Our response to the consultation on reform of the legal requirements of divorce.

Response to reforming the courts’ approach to McKenzie Friends

Our response to consultation on reforming the courts’ approach to McKenzie Friends.

Response to the consultation on amendments to Family Procedure Rules

Our response to the consultation on amendments to Family Procedure Rules - vulnerable women and children.

Response to the consultation Supporting Separated Families

Our response to the consultation Supporting Separated Families; Securing Children’s Futures.

Evidence to the Pre-Legislative scrutiny of the Children and Families Bill

Response to the Interim Report of the Family Justice Review

Response to the Department of Work and Pensions’ consultation

Our response to the Department of Work and Pensions’ consultation Strengthening families, promoting parental responsibility: the future of child maintenance.

Evidence to the Family Justice Review Call for Evidence

Response to A New System for Child Maintenance

Response to the Department of Constitutional Affairs’ consultation

Our response to the Department of Constitutional Affairs’ consultation Confidence and confidentiality: Improving transparency and privacy in the family courts.

Response to the Law Commission Consultation Paper 179 Cohabitation

Our response to the Law Commission Consultation Paper 179 Cohabitation: The Financial Consequences of Relationship Breakdown.

Response to the Review of the Human Fertilisation and Embryolgy Act

Response to the Department of Constitutional Affairs consultation

Response to the Department of Constitutional Affairs consultation on the disclosure of information in family proceedings cases involving children.

Response to the Department of Constitutional Affairs consultation

Our response to the Department of Constitutional Affairs consultation on broadcasting courts.

Response to Parental Separation

Our response to Parental Separation: Children’s Needs and Parents’ Responsibilities.

Response to the consultation Civil Partnership

Our response to the consultation Civil Partnership – A Framework for Legal Recognition of Same-sex Couples

Legal Aid

Evidence to: Civil Legal Aid Review

We frequently come into contact with women who interact with Civil Legal Aid as part of our immigration and family law services, and so our evidence predominantly relates to these areas of law.

Response to consultation on the legal aid means test review

The need to reform the means test is brought to our attention by survivors of domestic abuse when we speak to them on our family law advice lines.

Response to the Justice Committee’s future of legal aid inquiry

Legal Aid: Briefing on the Post Implementation Review of Part 1 of LASPO

Following publication of the Post Implementation Review of Part 1 of LASPO and the new Legal Support Action Plan by the Government on 7 February 2019, this briefing summarises RoW's initial response.

Submission to the Government post-implementation review of the LASPO Act 20

Submission to the Government Post-Implementation Review of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO).

Evidence to Bach Commission on access to justice

Evidence to the Justice Select Committee

Our evidence on the impact of changes to civil legal aid under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.

Evidence to Joint Committee on Human Rights

Our evidence on the implications for access to justice of the Government’s proposed legal aid reforms.

Response to the Ministry of Justice’s consultation

Our response to consultation on transforming legal aid: delivering a more credible and efficient system.

Response to the Ministry of Justice’s consultation

Our response to the consultation on proposals for the reform of legal aid in England and Wales.

Response to the Legal Services Commission’s consultation Legal aid reform

Our response to the consultation on legal aid reform: family and family mediation fee schemes.

Response to the Legal Services Commission’s consultation

Our response to the consultation 'a new focus for civil legal aid'.

Immigration and Asylum Law

Evidence to the Bill Committee on the Immigration Bill

Response to the Department of Health consultation

Our response to the Department of Health consultation Sustaining services, ensuring fairness: A consultation on migrant access and their financial contribution to NHS provision in England.

Response to the Home Office consultation

Our response to the Home Office consultation: Tackling illegal immigration in privately rented accommodation.

Response to Family Migration: A Consultation

Response to the consultation Employment-related settlement

Our response to the consultation Employment-related settlement, tier 5 and overseas domestic workers.

Response to the Ministry of Justice’s consultation

Our response to the Ministry of Justice’s consultation: Introducing fee charges for appeals in the Immigration and Asylum Chambers of the First Tier and Upper Tribunal.

Response to the UKBA’s consultation Immigration Appeals

Our response to the UKBA’s consultation Immigration Appeals: Fair decisions; Faster justice.

Response to the consultation Marriage to partners overseas

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Response to the Government Equalities Office technical consultation

Our response to the Government Equalities Office technical consultation on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.

Violence Against Women and Girls

Written Evidence - Pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Victims Bill

The wasted opportunity for meaningful change that this Bill represents and the ever-pressing need for access to legal advice for survivors.

Response to: Delivering justice for victims consultation

Our response to Government consultation on improving victims’ experiences of the justice system.

Response to: Review of Child Maintenance Service (CMS)

Our response to independent review into child maintenance service domestic abuse police and procedures

Response to Domestic Abuse Act statutory guidance consultation

Response to Consultation on Proposals for Revising the Victims’ Code

We are concerned that adapting the guidance may result in variation in what is provided to victim-survivors in different areas.

Evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights on the draft Domestic Abuse

Evidence to Home Affairs Select Committee Inquiry into Domestic Abuse

Response to Government consultation on the Domestic Abuse Bill

Response to Consultation on Draft Practice Direction 3AA

our response to consultation on vulnerable persons: participation in proceedings and giving evidence.

Response to the Home Office’s consultation on stalking protection orders

Response to the Home Office’s draft Multi-Agency Statutory Guidance

Our response to draft guidance on female genital mutilation

Evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights on VAWG

Rights of Women echoes the EU Fundamental Rights Agency’s conclusions that VAW in Europe is an extensive abuse of human rights and calls on the Government to ratify the Istanbul Convention.

Evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee inquiry into FGM

Response to the Crown Prosecution Service’s consultation

Our response to the consultation on victim’s right to review: interim guidance.

Response to the Crown Prosecution Service’s consultation

Our response consultation on interim guidelines for prosecuting case of child sexual abuse.

Response to the Sentencing Council’s consultation

Our response to the consultation on the sexual offences guidelines.

Response to the Ministry of Justice’s consultation

Our response on the consultation 'getting it right for victims and witnesses'.

Response to the Welsh Assembly Government’s Strategic Action Plan

Our response to the Welsh Assembly Government’s Strategic Action Plan to address violence against women and update the Domestic Abuse Strategy.

Response to the Mayor of London’s strategy to eliminate VAW

Our response to the Mayor of London’s strategy to eliminate violence against women: The Way Forward: a call for action to end violence against women.

Response to HM Government’s consultation Together we can end VAWG

Response to the Crown Prosecution Service’s consultation

Our response to the Crown Prosecution Service’s consultation on the CPS policy for prosecuting cases of rape.

Response to the Home Office proposals

Our response to the Home Office proposals on prostitution and lap-dancing legislation.

Response to the Sentencing Advisory Panel’s consultation

Our response to the Sentencing Advisory Panel’s consultation on overarching principles in sentencing.

Response to the consultation on the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act

Our response to the consultation on the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 – Relevant third party.

Response to the consultation on the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Bill

Response to the Sentencing Guidelines Council’s consultation

Our response to the Sentencing Guidelines Council’s consultation on the Sexual Offences Act 2003 Guidelines.

Response to the Crown Prosecution Service’s consultation

Response to the Crown Prosecution Service’s consultation Convicting rapists and protecting victims – justice for victims of rape.

Response to the Sentencing Guidelines Council’s consultation

Response to the Sentencing Guidelines Council’s consultation 'overarching principles: domestic violence'.

Response to the consultation Rebuilding lives: supporting victims of crime

Response to the consultation on the possession of extreme pornography

Response to consultation on forced marriage

Our response to the Home Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s consultation Forced marriage: A wrong not a right.

Response to the Sentencing Advisory Panel’s consultation DV and sentencing