Sisters Uncut

Taking direct action for domestic violence services.

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  • Sisters Stands with LAWRS: ¿Como se puede ir, si no hay donde ir?

    CN: discussion around detention, state violence, deportation and abuse The below poems were written by Latin American women as part of a workshop with the Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) [1]. These are their experiences of immigration enforcement as migrant women and survivors of domestic violence. The workshop where they were written is part […]

  • Embedded Immigration Officers in Our Services

    CN: discussion around detention, state violence, deportation, and accounts of sexual and domestic abuse Theresa May’s racist and sexist ‘hostile environment policy’ has already brought surveillance and border enforcement into the NHS, schools, local libraries, the police force, and the rental sector. Now, local authorities including Southwark, Bexley, Greenwich, and Lewisham have started using the […]

  • Women’s Residential Centres – Another Dangerous Distraction

    Last week, the Tory government announced that they will be scrapping proposals to build five new women’s ‘community’ prisons. Justice secretary David Gauke has revealed that the government instead plans to put £5m into ‘community service and early intervention programmes’, trialling five ‘residential centres’ which he argues will help to reduce reoffending rates. Sisters Uncut […]

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  • 2 women a week are killed by a partner or ex-partner

  • 1 in 2 survivors turned away from refuge

  • refuge funding cut by 1/4 since 2010