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

International Human Rights Day 2020

Migrant women survivors: information as the key to access safety and justice “Now that I know my rights, my perpetrator cannot control me." María Survivor supported by LAWRS Last year as part of our campaigning work with Step Up Migrant Women, we published the report “The Right to be Believed”. Findings of the research shed… Continue reading International Human Rights Day 2020

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 2020

Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) disproportionately affects migrant women as they face multiple, complex and overlapping barriers to protection and justice. In the UK, these barriers are compounded by hostile policies which have prioritised immigration enforcement over the safety of migrant survivors. This year for #16DaysofActivism, we are sharing the stories of 16 survivors… Continue reading 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 2020