Sharing our voices through poetry

Migrant women survivors of gender violence write their stories through poetry. They share their experiences and pain through these powerful poems highlighting the hurdles migrant women must face when reporting violence. Unfortunately many migrant women are unable to report violence to the authorities and other state departments due to the hostile UK immigration laws that… Continue reading Sharing our voices through poetry

The Windrush Scandal: The Hostile Environment and Migrant Women

Written by Rosanna Wiseman, LAWRS As the storms around the Windrush scandal continue to rage, the women’s rights sector are questioning the implications of the ‘hostile environment’ on migrant women survivors of domestic and sexual violence. The Step Up Migrant Women UK campaign aims to challenge the treatment of migrant women in a political climate which… Continue reading The Windrush Scandal: The Hostile Environment and Migrant Women

G: “My safety is above the type passport I hold” on IWD

Written by Rosanna Wiseman, LAWRS Photo: MP Stella Creasy and migrant women speaking out. This International Women’s Day hundreds of migrant and refugee women entered Parliament to demand safety, dignity and liberty for all women. Women for Refugee Women set up the #AllWomenCount campaign to ensure that the voices of migrant and refugee women were… Continue reading G: “My safety is above the type passport I hold” on IWD

Safe-reporting for Refugee women

-Written by Marchu Girma, Women for Refugee Women When sexual exploitation of Hollywood stars became a huge story in the media inspiring thousands of women to take courage and say #MeToo on social media, it also inspired refugee women in our network to start talking about their experiences of sexual abuse, harassment, trafficking and being preyed… Continue reading Safe-reporting for Refugee women

120 women on hunger strike shows the lack of protection of VAWG survivors

Photo: Placard of hunger strikers in Yarl's Wood from the Detained Voices website -Written by Rosanna Wiseman, Illary Valenzuela Oblitas, LAWRS   This week, women in the notorious detention centre Yarl’s Wood started a hunger strike to demand better conditions and the end to the government’s ‘hostile environment’ towards migrants. Amongst the hand-written demands, they… Continue reading 120 women on hunger strike shows the lack of protection of VAWG survivors