Sisters Uncut

Taking direct action for domestic violence services.

A decade of austerity

Monday, December 2, 2019

As the election looms, we want to draw attention to this moment and what it means to us. Deaths from domestic violence have reached a 5-year high with 173 people killed in 2018 – up from 32 in 2017. 3 people a week are now killed by a partner, ex-partner or family member. Spending on […]

Why we plastered our demands on the fence of Holloway Prison

Friday, October 11, 2019

The death of a newborn baby in HMP Bronzefield just two weeks ago reveals the violence of the prison industrial complex. An incarcerated woman was left to deliver the baby with no pain relief or medical assistance overnight. This horrific story is just one of countless examples of the criminal justice system’s structural brutality. These […]

Sisters Uncut statement on the sale of Holloway Prison

Friday, March 8, 2019

After reclaiming Holloway Prison’s Visitor Centre and working with community groups on a new vision for Holloway, we at Sisters Uncut hope that the new owners, Peabody, will listen to our demands and stick to their promises. In May 2017 we reclaimed Holloway Prison’s Visitor Centre. We transformed a space of state violence, holding a […]

PRESS RELEASE: Sisters Uncut hack tube poems to amplify voices silenced by the state

Friday, March 8, 2019

North London Sisters Uncut hack London tube lines, replacing adverts with poems from women & non-binary people who have been silenced by the state. The poems share real stories of how government cuts and ‘hostile environment’ policies have left survivors locked up in prison, locked out of refuges, and locked in violent relationships. The group […]

Why we’ve taken over the underground with poetry on International Women’s Day

Friday, March 8, 2019

Content note: racism, murder, domestic abuse, misogyny Sisters Uncut stormed the Baftas, occupied a prison for a week and now, on International Women’s Day, has taken over London’s underground with poems. Why? While the government likes to use this day to present itself as feminist, its policies are criminalising women and non-binary people. The poems […]

Sisters stand with the Stansted 15

Friday, December 14, 2018

In March last year, the Stansted 15 disrupted an act of state violence – the forceful deportation of people by charter flight to Nigeria and Ghana. The Stansted 15 had every reason to believe that people on board the aircraft were being led into severe danger, and so they had every reason to do everything […]