Private prosecution for rape
In 1995, two sex workers brought the first successful private prosecution for rape in England and Wales, putting a serial rapist behind bars with the support of the English Collective of Prostitutes and Women Against Rape.
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A harrowing watch, but an important one, says Jane FaeBY JANE FAEThere must be cheerier ways to pass a Saturday night than at a play about the real life events surrounding a long ago rape trial. Catching the latest Ken Loach, perhaps. Or listening to the collected speeches of Nigel Farage.But if you can stand […]
Lisa Longstaff of Women Against Rape and Niki Adams of the English Collective of Prostitutes outside Crossroads Women’s Centre in Kentish Town where they are based In 1995 Women Against Rape and the English Collective of Prostitutes joined forces to bring England’s first private prosecution for the assaults on two sex workers, now a […]
by Sonia Elks | @SoniaElks | Thomson Reuters Foundation It’s estimated that about two-thirds of sex workers have suffered some kind of violence LONDON, Nov 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Police and prosecutors are becoming less willing to take action over rapes reported by sex workers, the English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP) said as a play highlighted […]
A new play called “No Bad Women” tells the true story of a landmark trial that opened up a new avenue to justice for survivors.By Emma GarlandIn the 1990s, serial rapist Christopher Davies assaulted two separate women at knifepoint when they visited his house in the south of England. The first – a tattooed biker, mum […]
A play based on a rape trial which made legal history.“Challenging . . . uncompromising, everything theatre should be.” Tribune 2015Venue: Clean Break, 2 Patshull Rd, Kentish Town, London NW5 2LB1 – 14 November 2019 (except Sundays) 7.30pm, running time 75 minutesQ&A after shows on 1st, 8th & 12th November from 9-9.30pm, featuring a complainant and other […]
In 1995 with the help of ECP and Women Against Rape, 2 sex workers brought the first successful private prosecution for rape in England & Wales, putting a serial rapist behind bars.Please help us raise funds to stage a dramatic play of the trial this November! https://www.gofundme.com/no-bad-women#NoBadWomen #MakeAllWomenSafe
A new play by Lesley Delmenico, to be presented in London, is based on the transcript of a 1995 trial of a man accused of raping two prostitutes Lisa Longstaff from Women Against Rape, director Lesley Delmenico and Niki Adams from the English Collective of Prostitutes. Photograph: Sarah Lee The first-ever private prosecution for rape […]
DAN CARRIER WHEN two sex workers were raped at knifepoint by the same man and the Crown Prosecution Service did not act, the pair made legal history by using a private prosecution to get their attacker before a judge and jury themselves.Now the transcript of the groundbreaking 1995 legal case has become the basis of a […]
In 1995, two women brought the first successful private prosecution for rape in England and Wales with the support of the English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP) and Women Against Rape (WAR). Both women had independently reported being attacked in what turned out to be remarkably similar circumstances. Yet the Crown Prosecution Service decided there was […]