Migrant women and non-binary people face high rates of violence, but the government has sold the support services that save their lives to private security contractors with a record of abuse. By outsourcing support services to security providers, the government is forcing women and non-binary people fleeing violence to seek support from violent men. A […]
We believe that women’s lives are more important than pieces of paper. The government does not. When a woman is facing domestic violence and wants to flee, the most important thing is that she has a safe exit plan, and a place to go. Within the current climate of austerity where refuge spaces are limited, […]
Sisters Uncut stand in solidarity with our sisters detained and imprisoned, and all those experiencing violence. Domestic and state violence are closely connected. In domestic violence, perpetrators isolate, trap and control their victims through fear. State violence replicates the same power dynamics: the removal of support services and benefits traps fearful women in desperate situations; prison and immigration detention isolates and physically confines women, keeping them intimidated and rigidly controlled.
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