Justice for Sexual Crimes

Justice for Sexual Crimes

17 July 2022
Signatures: 176Next Goal: 200
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Why this petition matters

Too many women have been at some point subjected to sexual abuse and first off I want to say it’s not right and it’s not ok and it hurts me in my soul.

What makes the experience so much more difficult to deal with is after the torment you are put through and building yourself up to report it, which can sometimes take months and years to do, you are told there will be no further action. 
This is my story, two nights ago I left my son with my friend whilst I went on a date, Which was a huge deal after being single for 2 years after coming out of an abusive relationship, it was a date with a seemingly lovely guy. 
I won’t go into details but he sexually assaulted me, when I reported it to the police they were amazing but because he wasn’t ‘violent’ towards me to make me fear for my life their hands were tied. 

Even the police officer was upset there was nothing she could do and explained it wasn’t that they didn’t want to do anything or that didn’t believe me because they said they did, they said it was because the courts still work on a system that was put in place over 200 years ago (her words not mine) 

My thought process on this is that it needs to change and it’s to change NOW! 

No Woman should walk down the street, go on a date, start a relationship, go out drinking or basically living their life and be violated in a way that it changes your world and who you are forever. 
Too many women have been failed because of the court system and in turn means the perpetrators get to continue victimising people without any consequences. 

Enough is enough! Change needs to happen! And the only way we change it is by standing to together and fight for ourselves, our Daughters, sisters, mothers, grandmothers, Aunts, your friends future that they can date, walk down the street, be in a relationship, live our life with no fear! 
Over the past 4 years prosecution of these cases have fallen by 70%.

Approximately 85,000 women and 12,000 men (aged 16 – 59) experience rape, attempted rape or sexual assault by penetration in England and Wales alone every year; that's roughly 11 of the most serious sexual offences (of adults alone) every hour.

I found on article online that Jayne Butler, of victims' charity Rape Crisis, says: "The criminal justice system is categorically failing rape victims and survivors, and steps from the government to rectify the situation lack ambition - they must do more.”
The government need to step and put the change we need and deserve against Rape, sexual assault by penetration and sexual assault to be put into action. Even if you’re in a relationship, if you don’t fear for your life, you’re frozen and don’t say anything or even if you just go along with it because you’re worried what may happen if you say no. 
it is still a violation of our bodies and the laws need to be changed to show this and so we are not judged! 

No means No, saying nothing doesn’t equate to a Yes! Being forced into a situation you feel you can’t out of safely and having to go along with it is also not a yes! 
Only saying Yes means Yes! 

Who will stand with me to help makes this change? 

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Signatures: 176Next Goal: 200
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