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

DOMESTIC ABUSE BILL: GOVERNMENT FAILS TO MEET NEEDS OF MIGRANT WOMEN (Press release)

TUESDAY 16 JULY 2019 DOMESTIC ABUSE BILL: GOVERNMENT FAILS TO MEET NEEDS OF MIGRANT WOMEN. Campaigners express ‘deep concern’ that the Bill fails to provide the protection migrant survivors need "Theresa May must not let the Bill be a piece of legislation that marginalises and discriminates against migrant survivors.” – Illary Valenzuela-Oblitas The Government has… Continue reading DOMESTIC ABUSE BILL: GOVERNMENT FAILS TO MEET NEEDS OF MIGRANT WOMEN (Press release)

Lord Bassam at the House of Lords debate: “Disappointing that migrant victims are not in the face of the [Domestic Abuse] Bill”

On June 6th, a debate took place at the House of Lords regarding the Government’s plans to support victims of domestic violence and abuse. The debate had a great focus on how the Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill (DVA Bill) is not fully inclusive to migrant women victims of domestic violence. In its current version,… Continue reading Lord Bassam at the House of Lords debate: “Disappointing that migrant victims are not in the face of the [Domestic Abuse] Bill”

“As me if I’m safe, not where I’m from”

Migrant survivors and Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) organisations urge the Committee of MPs and Lords to support our plee for protection to all victims of abuse, regardless of our immigration status and nationality In a report published on the 14 June, MPs and Lords support better for protection for women reporting domestic abuse, including the creation of a… Continue reading “As me if I’m safe, not where I’m from”