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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”

‘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