Sisters Uncut

Taking direct action for domestic violence services.

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, […]

In Solidarity with Reclaim Holloway

Friday, November 11, 2016

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 […]

In solidarity with UFFC; why deaths in custody are a feminist issue

Monday, October 24, 2016

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 […]