Sisters Uncut

Taking direct action for domestic violence services.

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 […]

PRESS RELEASE: You Block Our Bridges, So We Block Yours

Monday, November 21, 2016

14:00 Sunday 20th November 2017 “You block our bridges, so we block yours”: domestic violence survivors take action ahead of the Autumn Statement Sisters Uncut block bridges across the UK in advance of the Autumn Statement. Theresa May is “blocking migrant domestic violence survivors’ bridges to safety”. The group demand secure funding for specialist BME services, […]

Sisters Uncut UK Day of Action!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Theresa May’s £20 million funding announcement for domestic violence refuges is a sticking plaster over a haemorrhage. After 6 years of Tory cuts, the outlook for non-binary people and women trying to escape domestic violence is increasingly bleak, with survivors being trapped in violent homes by Tory policies. Support services have been decimated by austerity, […]