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Reform family courts to tackle violence against women

Most women experiencing domestic abuse do not report it to the police but seek protection from the family courts or are taken to court by abusers seeking contact with their children.

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Campaign win: Government changes law to keep rape survivors’ counselling notes confidential

The government has today (23rd April 2024) accepted an amendment in the House of Lords that will raise the legal threshold for when rape survivors’ counselling notes can be requested by the police. 

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Save legislation preventing sexual harassment at work

Rights of Women is worried that the Government may fail in its commitment to bring about urgently needed legislation requiring employers to take responsibility for preventing sexual harassment at work.

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Statement in solidarity with Ngozi Fulani and Sistah Space

Following the shocking events just over two weeks ago at a Buckingham Palace reception on the 29th of November 2022, Rights of Women are expressing our solidarity with Ngozi Fulani and Sistah Space.

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A tribute to Ranjit Kaur

We are saddened to learn that Ranjit Kaur passed away on 25th November 2022. Ranjit Kaur was Rights of Women’s first Director from 2000 to 2007.

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Experts urge action for the Family Court’s failure

Over 40 experts in family justice and violence against women and girls (VAWG) are signatories to a letter to the Ministry of Justice calling for immediate action and accountability.

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Court of Appeal misses opportunity to challenge Family Court failures

A group of leading women’s rights organisations, including Rights of Women, intervened in the ground-breaking Court of Appeal case.

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Deep concern over plans to introduce police officers in pubs, bars and clubs

Rights of Women is deeply concerned to read the proposals of the Government’s Crime and Justice Taskforce to deploy both uniformed and plain clothes officers being in pubs, bars and clubs, ostensibly to protect women from violence.

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PCSC Bill dismisses needs of survivors

When it comes to addressing the needs of survivors, this proposed legislation offers "ineffective technological and punitive measures dressed up as cure-all solutions”.

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Statement condemning police brutality at the vigil for Sarah Everard

We are appalled by the scenes of police brutality at last night’s Clapham Vigil to remember Sarah Everard.

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Statement on the death of Sarah Everard

We, at Rights of Women, extend our deepest condolences to the family of Sarah Everard following the devastating news today that her death has been confirmed.

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Court of Appeal considers Family Court’s approach to domestic abuse in child contact cases

Important review case comes in the wake of controversy over successful appeal case that highlighted outdated and sexist views of a judge on rape in an intimate relationship.

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Leading women’s groups publish report on Covid and justice for women

Women’s justice and protection needs must not be collateral damage in this Covid crisis.

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Advice line data reveals almost half of callers sexually assaulted in the workplace

With the release of its inaugural data, Rights of Women can now reveal the scale of institutional sexism, patterns of abuse, and imbalance of power which impede women’s safety in the workplace and undermine their access to justice.

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Manifesto for women and girls launch

This general election offers an opportunity for all political parties to explicitly support equality for women.

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Launch of our new advice line

Rights of Women will today launch the only specialist free legal advice line for women in England and Wales experiencing sexual harassment at work.

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