Sisters Uncut

Taking direct action for domestic violence services.

Scottish Survivors are Locked Out & Locked Up

Monday, March 12, 2018

Last night Sisters Uncut Edinburgh posted several hundred posters across the city, to highlight the impact of austerity on survivors of violence and the specialist services they need. Scotland has the second highest women’s prison population in Northern Europe, and domestic violence has been repeatedly highlighted as a key driver for imprisonment. Survivors are being […]

Press release: Domestic violence protesters crash BAFTA red carpet to call “Time’s Up” on Theresa May

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Feminist protest group best known for storming the red carpet at the 2015 film premiere of ‘Suffragette’ Sisters Uncut are drawing attention to Theresa May’s domestic violence policies, which they say are a “dangerous distraction” that will leave survivors “locked up in prison, locked out of refuges, and locked in to violent relationships.” Inspired by […]

The criminal justice system perpetuates violence: we need a better solution

Friday, January 12, 2018

CN: Serial murder, domestic abuse, misogyny Recent media coverage of the murders of two women highlights the failure of the criminal justice system to protect domestic violence survivors. Last week in London the killer of Angela Best, her former partner Theodore Johnson, was  imprisoned for 26 years. The Old Bailey heard that Angela was the […]

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

Sunday, December 17, 2017

CN: Details and statistics of incidents of violence against sex workers, transphobic violence, and violence against migrants. On December 17th, Sisters Uncut joins in solidarity with sex workers around the world in remembering the sex workers who have lost their lives this year. IDEVASW began in 2003 as a memorial and vigil for the victims […]

Fundraiser: ‘They Cut We Bleed’ single download

Saturday, December 9, 2017

This month East London-based electro artist Gaptooth released a new single, ‘They Cut We Bleed’ to raise money for Sisters Uncut’s on-going fight against cuts to domestic violence services. The track features chants from Sisters Uncut actions across London last year, including parts of our Feministo, and the video is a look back at some […]

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Sunday, December 3, 2017

CN: descriptions of specific types of domestic violence faced by disabled people Disabled women are twice as likely to experience domestic violence as non-disabled women. Years of vicious cuts have created what that the UN has condemned as a “human catastrophe” for disabled people in the UK, who have been at the forefront of the […]