National media briefing: women's charities protest about Ken Clarke; the Latin American Women's Rights Service; Nordoff Robbins; and the High Court ruling against Birmingham cuts

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Rape Crisis England and Wales, the End Violence Against Women coalition and Rights of Women have written an open letter to the Prime Minister accusing justice secretary Ken Clarke of risking "confusing the public and undermining the effectiveness of the law in this area" after his recent comments about rape sentencing.
See The Independent for full story

More than 40 per cent of Latin Americans in London face "discrimination and workplace abuse", says a report by the charities Latin American Women's Rights Service and Trust for London.
See BBC News for full story

Disability campaigners and charities have welcomed a ruling from the High Court that Birmingham City Council acted unlawfully over a decision to cut its provision of care for disabled people.
See The Guardian for full story

The £31.5m Andrew Lloyd Webber made from selling a Picasso portrait last year is being given to the arts after a battle to prove ownership, with the Nordoff Robbins charity receiving £250,000.
See The Guardian for full story

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