Is the UK legal system failing victims of domestic violence, abuse and harassment?
Date: 19th April 2017
Location: House of Commons, St Margarets Street, London, SW1A 0AA
On 7th April, following a huge public outcry, cricketer Mustafa Bashir was finally sent to prison to serve his 18 month sentence. This sentence was originally suspended because the judge wrongly believed that Bashir was given a contract with Leicestershire County Cricket club and that a custodial sentence would have resulted in Mr Bashir having this withdrawn.
Other cases show that this case was not a one off, and many victims of domestic violence, abuse and harassment are treated unfairly by the UK legal system. In light of this, Asian Mum’s Network have organised an event at the House of Commons to bring together a range of speakers to assess if the UK legal system is failing victims of domestic violence, abuse and harassment.
Sophie Walker, Leader of the Women’s Equality Party
Radhika Handa, Southall Black Sisters
Cllr Natasha Ahmed Shaikh, London Borough of Ealing
Fatima Mourad, al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women’s Project
Claire Mawer, Justice for Women
Rebecca Bunce, IC Change
Afsana Lachaux, a London-based human rights campaigner whose work specialises in women’s rights and free speech, will be the chair.
We look forward to seeing you all there.