LAW-London began in 1982, in
response to prostitute women's need for legal advice and back-up.
Since then, it has focused on providing free services to low-income
women who are more likely to be denied justice. LAW-SF has done
similar work. Most recently it co-ordinated the monitoring of a
trial for rape and attempted murder which was not taken seriously
because some of the victims were sex workers – LAW women attended
court hearings over two years and held pickets outside the court.
The man was sentenced to life.
What we do
LAW has helped prevent many injustices and set important precedents, including with the first private prosecution for rape in England, which resulted in an 11-year conviction.
We work with the mothers, daughters, sisters, wives and other relatives and friends who are fighting for justice for their loved ones.