Karishma Dharni

Dorothy Udealor-Ugwu – Gone but not Forgotten

Dear Friends/Supporters

Dorothy Udealor-Ugwu (7 April 1970 – 8 March 2021)

We would like to thank you all so much for your generous donations to cover the funeral costs of our beloved member and sister Dorothy Udealor-Ugwu. We are delighted to inform you that due to your amazing response, we have reached our target goal of £6000. We will now be able to lay Dorothy to rest with the respect and dignity that she deserves.

Dorothy died after a long struggle with cancer on Sunday 8th March 2021 in West London. She will always be remembered for her resilience, courage, and tenacity in fighting against injustice faced by migrant women in particular. Her funeral will take place on 7 April 2021 in Ealing, on what would have been her 51st birthday.

For more details about Dorothy see here: Tribute to Dorothy Udealor-Ugwu – Our Sister in Struggle



Dorothy sharing her early experience as a SBS user

and later as an activist, speaking at an event, hosted by the APPG on No Recourse to Public Funds, that looked at the issues facing migrant women who experience domestic abuse, and explored how the Domestic Abuse Bill can be used to ensure all women can access support and safety, regardless of immigration status

A happy memory of Dorothy’s singing and acting in “Unspoken” a street theatre play performed in Southall in collaboration with Giants Theatre Company

One of Dorothy’s proudest achievements was taking part in “Turning the Page: Writings from the Southall Black Sisters Survivors’ Group” edited by Rahila Gupta and published in collaboration with the School of English & Drama of Queen Mary University of London; a moving, heart-breaking and uplifting collection of stories and poems by women from all around the world who have experienced violence, loss, grief, and material insecurity

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