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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

DOMESTIC ABUSE SURVIVORS URGE MPS TO PROTECT ALL VICTIMS EQUALLY – PRESS RELEASE

The Domestic Abuse Committee will hear evidence from survivors today Survivors from the Latin American Women’s Rights Service and Southall Black Sisters call for equal protections for migrant women who are often blocked from accessing vital support Subscribe to get access Read more of this content when you subscribe today. ‘When I fled abuse and… Continue reading DOMESTIC ABUSE SURVIVORS URGE MPS TO PROTECT ALL VICTIMS EQUALLY – PRESS RELEASE

UK: DOMESTIC ABUSE BILL A ‘CRITICAL’ OPPORTUNITY TO PROTECT ALL WOMEN – PRESS RELEASE

We welcome the Second Reading of the Domestic Abuse Bill, Elizabeth Jiménez-Yáñez from The Step Up Migrant Women coalition, said: “COVID-19 has highlighted the urgent need for legislation that properly protects all victims from domestic abuse. We’re facing an unprecedented domestic abuse crisis and now is a critical moment to fix it.  “Ministers must take this… Continue reading UK: DOMESTIC ABUSE BILL A ‘CRITICAL’ OPPORTUNITY TO PROTECT ALL WOMEN – PRESS RELEASE

COVID-19: DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICES CALL FOR URGENT SUPPORT FOR MIGRANT VICTIMS BLOCKED FROM SAFETY, HEALTHCARE AND REFUGES – PRESS RELEASE

Coronavirus putting increasing strain on specialist domestic abuse services which are ‘falling apart at the seams’ and already ‘having to close doors’  Domestic abuse services and human rights organisations call for emergency protections for migrant women, as Home Secretary vows she will ‘not let down’ victims of domestic abuse amid crisis ‘At a time when… Continue reading COVID-19: DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICES CALL FOR URGENT SUPPORT FOR MIGRANT VICTIMS BLOCKED FROM SAFETY, HEALTHCARE AND REFUGES – PRESS RELEASE