In July, HM Prison Holloway shut its doors. The women who lived there were forced out of London; away from their communities, families and support networks. The 8 acre site is now being prepared for sale. Tomorrow, Saturday 12th November, Sisters Uncut will join Reclaim Holloway to demand that this land is used for the benefit […]
On the 29th of the October at 12pm the United Families and Friends Campaign will make their annual memorial procession through the streets of London. On this day, and every day, Sisters Uncut stand with UFFC to remember friends and family members who lost their lives at the hands of the state; inside prison cells […]
Migrant women and non-binary people face high rates of violence, but the government has sold the support services that save their lives to private security contractors with a record of abuse. By outsourcing support services to security providers, the government is forcing women and non-binary people fleeing violence to seek support from violent men. A […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]