O.K, the problem we always had was that for assault you need a complainant.
What we were after was for US to be able to be the complainant, which stopped these bloody stupid women reporting their men for assault every Saturday, and withdrawing the complaint every Monday. (Some were so regular, it was part of the office mans start of shift dutys to get the statements half written, name address, rough time (pub closing), all they needed was signature and a few minor details. He also prepared the complaint withdrawl forms before going home on Monday. NEVER failed, never had to throw ONE away.)
In this way we could actualy get some prosecutions aginst the men, and protect the Women.
Is THAT what they have brought in? If so, it may not be perfect, but it'HEL of a lot better.