A full review of the treatment of rape in the justice system is needed

In response to the publication of the CPS’ annual Violence Against Women and Girls report, 20 signatories – including representatives of Equality Now, the End Violence Against Women Coalition, Southall Black Sisters and Rape Crisis – in an open letter to The Guardian, said the fall in rape charges gave “enormous cause for concern when added to [the Guardian’s] investigations”. The letter calls for an independent, end-to-end review of the treatment of rape in the justice system. Read the full letter here

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