Consultation Response to the Domestic Abuse Act statutory guidance

As frontline 'by and for' Black and minoritised and migrant organisations we welcome this second round of consultation of the draft domestic abuse statutory guidance. We recognise its importance in addressing the vulnerabilities that victims with insecure immigration status and those subjected to the No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) policy face accessing safety and… Continue reading Consultation Response to the Domestic Abuse Act statutory guidance

Step Up Migrant Women responds to clauses to the Domestic Abuse Bill on data-sharing

The Domestic Abuse Bill is in its final stages before Royal Ascent. Last night at the House of Commons, Minister Victoria Atkins announced two new clauses to the Bill regarding safe reporting and data-sharing. We welcome the clauses and are pleased to see some progress on ensuring migrant victims' details are not shared with the… Continue reading Step Up Migrant Women responds to clauses to the Domestic Abuse Bill on data-sharing

Migrant women and the Domestic Abuse Bill

Today, the House of Commons will consider the Domestic Abuse Bill the three amendments on migrant women passed with cross-party support by Peers at the House of Lords. If the Government has a real commitment to tackling domestic abuse, provisions of safety must be provided to all victims and survivors without discrimination. Together with Southall… Continue reading Migrant women and the Domestic Abuse Bill

Take action to ensure the Domestic Abuse Bill protects migrant women

The Domestic Abuse Bill has been described as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to tackle this crime affecting more than 2 million people per year in the United Kingdom, and which women are more likely to experience. However, to make this Bill truly transformational, it needs to guarantee that all victims/survivors are protected without discrimination. For the… Continue reading Take action to ensure the Domestic Abuse Bill protects migrant women

The problem with the Domestic Abuse Bill. Migrant women excluded from protection

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-BgByuOuO8 Today, 5th of January, the Domestic Abuse Bill is back to Parliament after multiple delays and in the context of an increase in domestic abuse cases as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the House of Lords will have a critical opportunity to ensure the Domestic Abuse Bill becomes a truly gold-standard… Continue reading The problem with the Domestic Abuse Bill. Migrant women excluded from protection