Sisters Uncut

Taking direct action for domestic violence services.

A tribute to Lois

Monday, November 20, 2017

Our Sister Lois Hubbard 22.12.1929 – 14.11.2017 We write to pay tribute to our sister, Lois Hubbard, who passed away last week. There is so much to say about Lois’s life; decades of fighting injustice, her commitment to empowering women, the children she raised, those she taught and all she loved. But there are others […]

#DontLoseHope: East End Sisters Uncut fights back against closure of women-only hostel in Tower Hamlets

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Feminist protest group, best known locally for taking over an empty council flat in Hackney in 2016, launches campaign to save women-only Whitechapel hostel Group disrupted busy Brick Lane today to demand the hostel is kept open and that there are no cuts to women-only hostel provision Key decision makers will meet at Tower Hamlets […]

In solidarity with the UFFC March: The inquest of Sarah Reed

Saturday, October 28, 2017

CW: Police brutality, sexual violence, state violence, mental health The United Families and Friends Campaign made their annual memorial procession through the streets of London today, the 28th of October. On this day, and every day, Sisters Uncut stand with UFFC to remember all those who lost their lives at the hands of the state; […]

Holloway Prison – Use Public Land for Public Good

Sunday, September 10, 2017

  Prison is a violent and inhumane response to the social problems faced by vulnerable women and non-binary people. In the UK, at least 46% of women in prison are survivors of domestic violence, while 81% are imprisoned for non-violent offences, often related to survival and exploitation.   53% of women in prison report having […]

Survivors Are Still Locked Out of Democracy

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Earlier this year, we wrote a blog about how 100 years on from the Suffragettes, thousands of non-binary people and women still don’t have the right to vote. This week, the government has confirmed plans to simplify the process for survivors of domestic violence to vote anonymously.   The current, soon to change, system unfairly […]

#SayHerName; Inquest into the death of Sarah Reed at HMP Holloway opens today

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Content note: sexual violence, police violence, racism, rape Today the inquest into the death of Sarah Reed aged 32, a working class woman of colour with serious mental health issues, found dead in her cell in Holloway Prison on 11 January 2016, begins. Over a likely 3/4 weeks, the coroner will hear evidence around the […]