Sisters Uncut

Taking direct action for domestic violence services.

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  • Holloway Prison – Use Public Land for Public Good

      Prison is a violent and inhumane response to the social problems faced by vulnerable women and non-binary people. In the UK, at least 46% of women in prison are survivors of domestic violence, while 81% are imprisoned for non-violent offences, often related to survival and exploitation.   53% of women in prison report having […]

  • Survivors Are Still Locked Out of Democracy

    Earlier this year, we wrote a blog about how 100 years on from the Suffragettes, thousands of non-binary people and women still don’t have the right to vote. This week, the government has confirmed plans to simplify the process for survivors of domestic violence to vote anonymously.   The current, soon to change, system unfairly […]

  • #SayHerName; Inquest into the death of Sarah Reed at HMP Holloway opens today

    Content note: sexual violence, police violence, racism, rape Today the inquest into the death of Sarah Reed aged 32, a working class woman of colour with serious mental health issues, found dead in her cell in Holloway Prison on 11 January 2016, begins. Over a likely 3/4 weeks, the coroner will hear evidence around the […]

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

  • 2 in 3 women turned away from refuge

  • 34 refuges closed under this Tory government