A big Thank You to all our users, LAWRS, supporters and MPs who made the meeting on the 18th March on migrant women and the Domestic Abuse Bill such a success. There is a growing consensus that the exclusion of migrant women from any meaningful protection in the Bill is untenable.>/p>
Please help us to build a momentum for our #ProtectionForAll campaign.
For more information on these amendments and why they are necessary please read our briefing paper below.
Protection from abuse and torture is a human right; it cannot be dependent on visa status.
The super-complaint lodged by Liberty and Southall Black Sisters in December 2018 included more than 50 pages of representations and interviews that show:
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Southall Black Sisters is one of the UK’s leading women’s organisations for black and minority ethnic (BME) women. Established in 1979, we operate an advice, resource, campaigning and advocacy centre. Whilst based in West London, we have a national reach. The bulk of our work is directed at assisting women and children – who are overwhelmingly survivors of domestic and other forms of gender-based violence – to obtain effective protection and to assert their fundamental human rights. In recent years, we have been campaigning for protection measures for migrant women to be included in the Domestic Abuse Bill.