Campaigning

Rape Crisis and Women's Aid reach stretch target in CrowdJustice campaign to challenge two-child tax credit limit

On Friday 31st August 2018, Rape Crisis England & Wales and Women's Aid closed their joint crowdfunding campaign having raised £20,250 from 900 supporters. The amount raised will support the two specialist violence against women and girls (VAWG) charities as they pursue a legal challenge against the cruel and discriminatory two-child tax credit limit.

Save Our Services Campaign win

The government has listened to the hundreds of thousands of people who joined Women's Aid in their SOS: Save Our Services Campaign, calling for planned changes to how refuges are funded. Women’s Aid is delighted that the government has acted: rent in refuges will continue to be funded through housing benefit, which is the very last secure form of income for our national network of services.

Rape Crisis and Women's Aid mount legal challenge to Government's cruel two-child tax credit limit policy

Rape Crisis England & Wales and Women's Aid, represented by Karon Monaghan QC and Leigh Day solicitors, are requesting permission to intervene in the Child Poverty Action Group’s legal challenge to the Government’s two-child tax credit limit policy to highlight why this cruel policy must be scrapped. Women’s Aid and Rape Crisis will be representing survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence who are experiencing unlawful and degrading treatment as a result of this policy.

Call to government to urgently ban cross-examination of victims by their abusers in the family courts

Ahead of last week’s parliamentary debate on the progress in protecting victims of domestic abuse in the family courts, Resolution, The Law Society and Women’s Aid issued a joint call to the government to urgently bring forward promised legislation banning the cross-examination of domestic abuse victims by alleged perpetrators in the family courts. 

Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland: #WishISaid

This Mental Health Awareness week, Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland took new action against sexual harassment. RCTN has launched a new campaign, #WishISaid. #WishISaid wants to get you talking about Sexual Harassment in public places like the street, mostly of women and girls, perpetrated mostly by men and boys. Find out more on the Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland website

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