Sisters Uncut

Taking direct action for domestic violence services.

Sisters stand with the Stansted 15

Friday, December 14, 2018

In March last year, the Stansted 15 disrupted an act of state violence – the forceful deportation of people by charter flight to Nigeria and Ghana. The Stansted 15 had every reason to believe that people on board the aircraft were being led into severe danger, and so they had every reason to do everything […]

Survivors of sexual violence need #supportnotsuspicion

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Download a press release here. Tonight, Sisters Uncut delivered 30,000 sheets of paper to the door of the Crown Prosecution Service, on Max Hill QC’s first day in post as its head. 30,000 sheets of paper was enough to prompt an evacuation of the building, but according to CPS policy it is a perfectly acceptable […]

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

Friday, September 21, 2018

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

Sunday, July 8, 2018

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

Friday, July 6, 2018

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 […]

Yarl’s Wood Demonstration: A Statement of Solidarity

Monday, March 19, 2018

(CN: discussion around detention, state violence and accounts of abuse) This Saturday, 24th of March, South East and North London Sisters Uncut will be attending a demonstration outside Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre. As Sisters Uncut, we recognise that state violence is also domestic violence. Violence against women and non-binary people is not only perpetuated by […]