“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”

‘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