Sisters Uncut

Taking direct action for domestic violence services.

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 […]

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 […]