Kate Wilson and lawyer Harriet Wistrich speak on the Radio 4 Today Programme.Read More
I thought Mark Kennedy was my lover and friend, but he was manipulating me. His superiors lied even in their apology to meRead More
If you have experienced abuse/violence and have/had insecure immigration status please fill in the Step Up Migrant Women survey…Read More
Six weeks before he murdered Lisa, Campbell told his probation officer that he felt like ‘doing it again’. Nothing was done, and no report was ever made to the policeRead More
Family of Lisa Skidmore welcome the damning report from HMI Probation on how system failures contributed to her death.Read More
This cross-government Victims Strategy sets out a criminal justice system wide response to improving the support offered to victims of crime and incorporates actions from all criminal justice agencies, including the police, CPS and courts.Read More
New report by Agenda looking at how the Mental Health Act can be detrimental to women.Read More
Report into sexual harassment in the workplace published 25th July 2018 (“Sexual Harassment in the Workplace” Report of the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee (2018) HC 725.)Read More
Responding to the news that serial rapist Stephen Mitchell was released in September 2017 from prison by the Parole Board after serving just 7.5 years of a double life sentence, Centre for Women’s Justice expressed grave concern regarding the Parole Board decision and echo Yvette Cooper’s call for an urgent review.
2018 Contribution Paper from Harriet WistrichRead More
Many congratulations to all the winners, and finalists of the 2018 LALYs. In particular, a massive congratulations to our director Harriet Wistrich for winning the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Award. Harriet was recognised for a string of ground-breaking successes in the past year, including a Supreme Court ruling upholding human rights as a remedy for victims, where the police have failed to investigate sexual and violent crimes; and a ruling by the High Court that disclosing the criminal records of women convicted for prostitution offences, when they had been trafficked and groomed into sex work was a breach of their Article 8 rights.
Harriet was described by the compere, broadcaster Anna Jones, as 'a dogged champion of women and an inspiration to women'. We couldn't agree more...
Legal action issued against Crown Prosecution Service by family of 22-year-old Jourdain John-Baptiste in relation to 2015 balcony deathRead More
Buzzed investigates the real stories behind alleged false rape claims.Read More
The Ministry of Justice has today published is long awaited Female Offender Strategy. Here is our statement on the strategy.Read More
A study released today revealed that one in five festival goers have been subject to sexual harassment there, with the figure rising to 43% of women under 40. Campaigners say the report should be a wake-up call for the industry to “start treating sexual violence as seriously as other crimes.”Read More
Ms John-Baptiste claim the witnesses "felt Jourdain was in fear of her life" and heard her screaming "somebody help me" shortly before her fall.Read More
n August 2015, Jourdain died after falling from balcony during an argument with her boyfriend. Her boyfriend was arrested at the scene and there followed a detailed police investigation which was referred to the CPS for a decision on charging him. Initially, the CPS said there was not enough evidence for a prosecution. The family were devastated and appealed that decision. The CPS then indicated they would prosecute for manslaughter but then reversed that decision yet again claiming the original decision was correct. Jourdain's mother, Tracey, is lodging a judicial review to challenge the CPS decision not to charge.Read More
Many thanks to the volunteers who walked the London Legal Walk with us. ...And a massive thank you to everyone who has sponsored us.Read More
Justice for Women, in conjunction with the Centre for Women’s Justice, have commissioned a study examining the criminal justice response to women who kill men who have been abusive to them. The study aims to examine the impacts of the changes instituted in the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 and to identify the gaps that remain in order that outcomes for women who have killed abusive men can be further improved.Read More
We have launched a new campaign to challenge the CPS decision not to prosecute despite strong evidence surrounding Jourdain Baptiste’s death…and we need your help.Read More