‘Right to be believed’ Conference

On the 21st of May, the Step Up Migrant Women coalition led by LAWRS organised a conference co-hosted with the London's Victims Commissioner, Claire Waxman to present the key findings of the 'Right to be believed' research. In partnership with Prof Cathy McIlwaine from Kings College London, our key findings included: 2 in 3 migrant… Continue reading ‘Right to be believed’ Conference

Safe reporting is a human right: Briefing available

Safe reporting is a human right for all. It must be introduced in legislation and put into practice by all victim- support services so no woman is left destitute, detained or deported when reporting abuse. Step Up Migrant Women is a campaign formed by a coalition of 36 organisations and led by BME specialist organisations… Continue reading Safe reporting is a human right: Briefing available

Press release: #ProtectionForAll Parliament event

#ProtectionForAll: Women’s organisations meet at the Houses of Parliament to speak up for migrant women's rights The long-awaited government's Domestic Abuse Bill published earlier this year still leaves migrant women survivors unprotected and excluded from any safety or security when fleeing abuse. The Bill must ensure there is #ProtectionForAll Survivors. Southall Black Sisters (SBS) and… Continue reading Press release: #ProtectionForAll Parliament event

Campaign Action! Stand up for migrant women rights in the Domestic Abuse Bill

This month, a Parliamentary Committee will begin the process of scrutinising the draft Domestic Abuse Bill. The current draft of Domestic Abuse Bill was published in January and it has since been subject of criticism from organisations for the lack of inclusion of migrant women's rights. The Step Up Migrant Women coalition needs your help… Continue reading Campaign Action! Stand up for migrant women rights in the Domestic Abuse Bill

DV bill risks failing migrant women

Government’s draft Domestic Abuse Bill falls short on protecting victims from perpetrators using immigration status as a ‘weapon to abuse’ Responding to the first draft of the UK Government’s Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill which was published earlier today, the Step Up Migrant Women coalition are warning that current proposals will fail to offer migrant… Continue reading DV bill risks failing migrant women

NPCC’s guidance: we still need an end to data-sharing practices to protect migrant victims

Today,  the National Police Chief Council (NPCC) announced a new policy which highlights the importance of safe reporting for migrant victims of crime.  Step Up Migrant Women campaign welcomes these initial steps from the NPCC, but continues to advocate to end all data-sharing practices between crucial victim support services and the Home Office altogether.  As highlighted in The Guardian article, The policy… Continue reading NPCC’s guidance: we still need an end to data-sharing practices to protect migrant victims