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Join the #faceherfuture campaign defending women's rights post-Brexit

For hundreds of years, women have worked to achieve basic rights at home, at work and in public life; rights that could be eroded when Britain leaves the European Union. We launched #FaceHerFuture with over 20 women's and equalities organisations as a collective call to action to defend our rights, and chart a course for a more equal, progressive future.

Financial Abuse Drop-in

Earlier this month the Women's Budget Group attended a Parliamentary drop-in on Universal Credit and Financial Abuse organised by Dr Philippa Whitford MP to promote the Private Members Bill she had raised on the issue. We were joined by Women’s Aid, Surviving Economic Abuse and the Child Poverty Action Group to share our concerns about how people could be trapped in abusive relationships by the decision to pay Univ

#ShutDownYarlsWood

Detained Voices released a statement from the strikers in Yarl’s Wood in response to the demonstrations this weekend: ‘We in Yarl’s Wood are very grateful to the demonstrators who will attend the protest here today, we are holding a day of hunger to show solidarity with our supporters.

Sex trade survivors win crucial victory: disclosure of soliciting convictions is a ‘disproportionate interference with private life’ and ‘not in accordance with the law’

On 2nd March 2018, The High Court handed down judgment in a ground breaking judicial review brought by three women formerly involved in prostitution, challenging the Government’s Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Regulations. They argued successfully that the disclosure of their convictions for soliciting is disproportionate and a breach of the right to respect for private life.

Sisters Uncut storm the BAFTAS

Sisters Uncut stormed the BAFTA red carpet to protest Theresa May’s upcoming Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill, which they say will criminalise survivors while distracting from devastating funding cuts to domestic violence services nationwide. A group of activists from Sisters Uncut jumped onto the carpet as celebrities were arriving at the ceremony wearing t-shirts declaring “Time’s Up Theresa.” While laying on the red carpet, they chanted “the DV Bill’s a cover-up, Theresa May your time is up.” Read the full press release on the Sisters Uncut website

Southall Black Sisters Is Proud to Join the All Women Count Campaign

Find out more about the All Women Count Campaign. Join refugee and migrant women in Westminster on International Women’s Day 2018 to demand safety, dignity and liberty for all women. On the centenary year of women’s suffrage in the UK, let’s not forget those women whose voices are too often not heard. Refugee and migrant women in the UK often do not have the right to vote, and yet are affected by laws and policies decided in Westminster. "The forthcoming Domestic Violence Bill must prioritise safety, equality, dignity and liberty for migrant women.

Stop planned changes to funding for women's refuges

Immediately halt dangerous planned changes to the way that women's domestic abuse refuges are funded, as they could put women's and children’s lives at risk.

Work with Women's Aid and other partners to ensure that the national network of women's refuges is given a model of funding that will protect services in the long term.

Why is this important?

New government funding plans threaten to dismantle our life-saving national network of refuges and put the lives of women and children trying to escape domestic abuse at risk.

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