Sisters Uncut

Taking direct action for domestic violence services.

#NoSisterisIllegal: Migrant Women and Domestic Violence

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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, […]

#NoSisterIsIllegal: Sisters Uncut Week of Action Against Prison and Detention

Monday, September 12, 2016

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.

Occupy vs. Reclaim: what’s in a name?

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

This summer Sisters Uncut has been reclaiming public spaces across the country. We’ve taken over corporate buildings, taken back empty council flats and marched from Newcastle to Bristol. Sisters are everywhere, taking up space, rooted in communities, fighting state and domestic violence. And while doing all this it has been so easy to slip into […]

Why Sisters Uncut support Black Lives Matter UK #shutdown

Friday, August 5, 2016

Sisters Uncut pledge our commitment and solidarity to Black Lives Matter UK and our black, queer siblings who are leading the movement on this side of the Atlantic. Black Lives Matter is part of a long struggle by the black community against police and state brutality. Though it was founded in the US, the parallels […]

This is how we know we can win

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Last Thursday, sisters in Doncaster celebrated the opening of a new domestic violence service. Well, not so much a new service, but the revival of a service that had been forced to close – and that they fought to bring back. This didn’t happen overnight, and it didn’t happen without a whole community of Doncaster […]

In Solidarity with Migrant Sisters

Monday, July 18, 2016

Sisters Uncut North London stands in solidarity with all our migrant sisters. We stand against all racism and xenophobia. We stand against Islamophobia, and the racialised way it targets our Muslim sisters of colour. We stand against borders. We commit to unite with our migrant sisters against the vicious racist, sexist cuts imposed on us […]