UK: DOMESTIC ABUSE BILL A ‘CRITICAL’ OPPORTUNITY TO PROTECT ALL WOMEN – PRESS RELEASE

We welcome the Second Reading of the Domestic Abuse Bill, Elizabeth Jiménez-Yáñez from The Step Up Migrant Women coalition, said: “COVID-19 has highlighted the urgent need for legislation that properly protects all victims from domestic abuse. We’re facing an unprecedented domestic abuse crisis and now is a critical moment to fix it.  “Ministers must take this… Continue reading UK: DOMESTIC ABUSE BILL A ‘CRITICAL’ OPPORTUNITY TO PROTECT ALL WOMEN – PRESS RELEASE

COVID-19: DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICES CALL FOR URGENT SUPPORT FOR MIGRANT VICTIMS BLOCKED FROM SAFETY, HEALTHCARE AND REFUGES – PRESS RELEASE

Coronavirus putting increasing strain on specialist domestic abuse services which are ‘falling apart at the seams’ and already ‘having to close doors’  Domestic abuse services and human rights organisations call for emergency protections for migrant women, as Home Secretary vows she will ‘not let down’ victims of domestic abuse amid crisis ‘At a time when… Continue reading COVID-19: DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICES CALL FOR URGENT SUPPORT FOR MIGRANT VICTIMS BLOCKED FROM SAFETY, HEALTHCARE AND REFUGES – PRESS RELEASE

DOMESTIC ABUSE BILL MUST PROTECT MIGRANT SURVIVORS, WARN CAMPAIGNERS. PRESS RELEASE

The government will set out its version of the Domestic Abuse Bill to Parliament today. The Step Up Migrant Women coalition welcome the Bill but warn it risks leaving behind migrant and BME women who have experienced abuse. Campaigners have welcomed the government’s reintroduction of the Domestic Abuse Bill to Parliament but warn it will… Continue reading DOMESTIC ABUSE BILL MUST PROTECT MIGRANT SURVIVORS, WARN CAMPAIGNERS. PRESS RELEASE

QUEEN’S SPEECH: DOMESTIC ABUSE BILL MUST SUPPORT MIGRANT SURVIVORS (Press release)

Thursday 19th December 2019 QUEEN’S SPEECH: DOMESTIC ABUSE BILL MUST SUPPORT MIGRANT SURVIVORS The Government’s commitment to tackling domestic abuse must reflect that all survivors – including migrant survivors – are offered equal access to safety and support, the Step Up Migrant Women coalition has said, in response to today’s Queen’s speech. The Step Up Migrant Women… Continue reading QUEEN’S SPEECH: DOMESTIC ABUSE BILL MUST SUPPORT MIGRANT SURVIVORS (Press release)

Domestic Abuse Bill: Cuts to specialist services also represent threat to migrant women’s safety

The Step Up Migrant Women coalition calls on the Newham council to overturn the decision to cut the funding for the London Black Women’s Project, a specialist organisation supporting women and children fleeing domestic and sexual violence in Newham for over 32 years. The current Domestic Abuse bill does not allocated any sustainable and adequate… Continue reading Domestic Abuse Bill: Cuts to specialist services also represent threat to migrant women’s safety