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

DOMESTIC ABUSE BILL: MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS TO HEAR FROM MIGRANT SURVIVORS AHEAD OF THE SECOND READING OF THE BILL

Today, ahead of the Domestic Abuse Bill returning to Parliament, members of the House of Lords will hear directly from migrant women survivors. In an event organised by the London Victim’s Commissioner, Claire Waxman, with the participation of the Domestic Abuse Commissioner, Nicole Jacobs, Peers from the House of Lords will hear first-hand experiences of… Continue reading DOMESTIC ABUSE BILL: MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS TO HEAR FROM MIGRANT SURVIVORS AHEAD OF THE SECOND READING OF THE BILL

UK: MP Vote on Domestic Abuse Legislation and opportunity to make protection equal for all victims

MPs to vote on the Domestic Abuse Bill today Frontline migrant and BME domestic abuse organisations urge MPs to vote for equal access to safety for all victims “The Government has recognised the challenges migrant women face when fleeing domestic abuse. However, the current Domestic Abuse Bill does not include any provisions to support them.”… Continue reading UK: MP Vote on Domestic Abuse Legislation and opportunity to make protection equal for all victims

Migrant Women: Failed by the State, Locked in Abuse

A group of feminists have put together the below policy statement detailing what the government and local authorities must do to support migrant women and girls fleeing violence during the pandemic. We are building on an earlier open letter of March 2020 on this issue, organised by the Step Up Migrant Women Colaition, as we… Continue reading Migrant Women: Failed by the State, Locked in Abuse