Women’s Aid welcomes further protection for victims of rape & domestic abuse

Sunday 19th March 2017

Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid, said:

“We are delighted that the new measures in the Prisons and Courts Bill – announced by the Ministry of Justice today – will give greater protection for victims of rape, sexual violence and domestic abuse. We look forward to supporting the Bill’s Second Reading tomorrow, and welcome again the ban on the inhumane practice of cross-examination of domestic abuse survivors by their perpetrator in the family courts. Women’s Aid is proud to have driven this issue onto the political agenda with our Child First campaign, and recently welcomed a letter from the Prime Minister Theresa May thanking us for this work. We welcome all the changes in this Bill, which will protect the access to justice for survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse. It represents a step change in the response to violence against women – and Women’s Aid is proud to have been part of this.”

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