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Our response to the Lord Advocate's proposals to change corroboration in rape cases

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Most rape cases never make it to court. In many cases, this is because of the requirement in Scotland for corroboration. This is particularly a problem for cases of historical abuse.

Victims, Witnesses, and Justice Reform Bill: Call for evidence

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The Scottish Government’s Victims, Witnesses, and Justice Reform Bill proposes really significant changes to the way rape and sexual assault cases are dealt with in the justice system. We believe that most of the changes it proposes will benefit survivors.

The Bill contains many proposals including

Our statement on the Funding Independent Strategic Review of Funding and Commissioning of VAWG Services in Scotland

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When we talk about services focused on violence against women and girls, we must remember that we’re talking about truly life saving services. The new Independent Strategic Review of Funding and Commissioning of VAWG Services in Scotland makes some important recommendations for how these services are funded and delivered, many of which we very much welcome.

Our initial response to proposed criminal justice reforms

Today the Scottish Government published the Victims, Witnesses, and Justice Reform (Scotland) Bill. This is a potentially transformative bill which could significantly improve the experience of survivors of sexual violence.

Survivors across Scotland have campaigned tirelessly to highlight the injustices of the current legal process and have played a crucial role in making the case for change.

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