Sisters Uncut

Taking direct action for domestic violence services.

#GE2017; Nearly 100 years on & women still can’t vote

Monday, April 24, 2017

Shortly before she called the general election, Prime Minister Theresa May commissioned a statue of the suffragist Millicent Fawcett to stand in Westminster. The statue, she said, would be “a reminder of how politics only has value if it works for everyone in society.” I agree: political inclusion is a fundamental right. Even if it’s […]

#GE2017: Theresa May is No Sister of Ours

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Yesterday, Theresa May PM called a snap general election, which will take place on 8th June. So, in less than two months we might have a new government, or we could face another four years with the Tories. Let’s be honest, the last year in politics has been confusing, terrifying and for many of our […]

Bristol Sisters take over empty library to demand safe housing, not luxury flats

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    Bristol Sisters Uncut have taken over the closed Cheltenham Road Library to protest the housing crisis and the loss of public services. Whilst survivors desperately need safe spaces and secure housing, the library is set to be sold off for luxury flats, turning a valuable community space into a profit-making venture which will […]

The government continues to feed us crumbs

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Today’s budget, delivered on International Women’s Day, was humiliating. Do not have your head turned by the smug announcement of £20 million to tackle domestic violence, or the £12 million generated by the tampon tax.  Chancellor Philip Hammond’s offer on International Women’s Day implies that the government care about women’s rights and women’s well-being, but […]

Domestic violence services are in crisis. Why?

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The cuts to domestic violence services are not always obvious. The government might announce a £40 million refuge fund – but the reality is that this is a drop in the ocean, and made redundant by the ongoing brutal cuts that services are facing from local councils. The cuts can be complicated, but the reality […]

The Autumn Statement – nothing but a sticking plaster for domestic violence services

Thursday, November 24, 2016

On 20th November we blocked bridges across the UK to demand the government stop blocking survivors’ bridges to safety through cuts to specialist services. We also hijacked London tube ads to spread the message about our demands: a secure, long term funding plan for domestic violence support that includes specialist services and support for all […]