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Latin American Women’s Rights Service

We are a user-led, feminist and human rights organisation focused on addressing the practical and strategic needs of Latin American migrant women displaced by poverty and violence. Latin Americans are one of the fastest growing ethnic minorities in the UK, but desipite this they remain invisible. Our service users experience significant disadvantage as migrants, as women, and as members of an invisible minority ethnic group in this country.


Founded in 1983, LAWRS’ mission is to “to provide Latin American migrant women with tools to assert our rights, and pursue personal empowerment and social change”. We directly support more than 5,000 women annually through culturally and linguistically specialist advice, information, counselling and psychotherapy, advocacy, development programmes, and workshops.

 

[:en]Migrant women facing violence have the right to seek help and support, regardless of their immigration status, but often are more afraid of facing deportation.

Step Up Migrant Women UK seeks to establish a firewall to enable migrant women victims of crime with insecure legal status to report and seek support without fear of deportation. (more…)

 

[:en]In Brazil and the UK violence against women and girls is on the rise; recent research suggests that the majority of Brazilian migrant women have experienced gender-based violence.

Efêmera introduces us to two women with a story to tell.  (more…)

 

[:en]The Labour Exploitation Advisory Group’s position paper on Brexit reveals that uncertainty, confusion and threats to EU migrants as a result of Brexit is making it more likely that EU workers will face labour exploitation in the UK.

Commenting on the report (more…)

 

[:en]LAWRS has joined charities such as Brake, Cafod, Unicef and Migrant Help, in becoming a recognised Living Wage Foundation employer.

The Living Wage Foundation has accredited the Latin American Women’s Rights Service as a Living Wage employer. (more…)

 

[:en]The testimony of a Latin American woman survivor of harmful practices is informing local council plans to improve women’s services in Haringey.

The Latin American Women’s Rights Service has highlighted the need to improve government responses to honour-based violence against women (more…)

 

[:en]The Daily Mail and Thomson Reuters Foundation have published an excellent report revealing the plight of immigrant women living under the shadow of domestic violence.

The piece looks at why women with irregular documentation status are afraid to report domestic violence to the police. It cites our research showing that (more…)

 

[:en]LAWRS Development and Outreach Coordinator Nahir de la Silva explains how LAWRS and the consortium Diverse Communities Health Voice found that Latin American women in Islington need better quality and gender-specific interpretation services to access healthcare. 

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[:en]Se esta llevando a cabo una encuesta en línea que tiene como objetivo comprender mejor las experiencias de agresión, abuso, coerción, el control y la explotación sufridas por mujeres lationoamericanas en el hogar, en el trabajo y (more…)

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Latin American Women’s Rights Service

We are a user-led, feminist and human rights organisation that has been working with Latin American women in the UK since 1983. Our aim is to facilitate the tools for Latin American women to assert our human rights and pursue personal empowerment and social change. We are a holistic organisation and provide culturally and linguistic specialist advice, information, counselling and psychotherapy, advocacy, development programmes, workshops, wellbeing groups and targeted support to Latin American women.
We directly support more than 4,500 women per year and we also do policy and campaigning work on BME and migrant women’s rights, and recognition of Latin Americans as an ethnic group.

 

[:en]LAWRS Development and Outreach Coordinator Nahir de la Silva explains how LAWRS and the consortium Diverse Communities Health Voice found that Latin American women in Islington need better quality and gender-specific interpretation services to access healthcare. 

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[:en]Se esta llevando a cabo una encuesta en línea que tiene como objetivo comprender mejor las experiencias de agresión, abuso, coerción, el control y la explotación sufridas por mujeres lationoamericanas en el hogar, en el trabajo y (more…)

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We are a user-led, feminist and human rights organisation that has been working with Latin American women in the UK since 1983. Our aim is to facilitate the tools for Latin American women to assert our human rights and pursue personal empowerment and social change. We are a holistic organisation and provide culturally and linguistic specialist advice, information, counselling and psychotherapy, advocacy, development programmes, workshops, wellbeing groups and targeted support to Latin American women.
We directly support more than 4,500 women per year and we also do policy and campaigning work on BME and migrant women’s rights, and recognition of Latin Americans as an ethnic group.

 

[:en]Migrant women facing violence have the right to seek help and support, regardless of their immigration status, but often are more afraid of facing deportation.

Step Up Migrant Women UK seeks to establish a firewall to enable migrant women victims of crime with insecure legal status to report and seek support without fear of deportation. (more…)

 

[:en]In Brazil and the UK violence against women and girls is on the rise; recent research suggests that the majority of Brazilian migrant women have experienced gender-based violence.

Efêmera introduces us to two women with a story to tell.  (more…)

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Serviço pelos Direitos da Mulher Latino-Americana

Somos uma organização de direitos humanos feminista e focada em nossas usuárias que trabalha com as mulheres latino-americanas no Reino Unido desde 1983. Nosso objetivo é fornecer as ferramentas necessárias para que as mulheres latino-americanas reinividiquem seus direitos humanos e busquem o crescimento pessoal e a mudança social. Somos uma organisação holística e oferecemos aconselhamento cultura e linguisticamente específico, informação, terapia e psicoterapia, advocacia, projetos para desenvolvimento, oficinas, grupos para o bem-estar e apoio direcionado às mulheres latino-americanas.

Nós apoiamos diretamente mais de 4,500 mulheres por ano e também trabalhamos com campanhas e políticas relacionadas aos direitos das mulheres migrantes e das minorias étnicas, e pelo reconhecimento dos latino-americanos como um grupo étnico.

 

LAWRS é ciente de que muitas mudanças importantes para os grupos vulneráveis acontecem como resultado da política e do trabalho advocatício de organizações voluntárias. Nós advogamos ativamente pelos direitos das mulheres e dos imigrantes. Nós também trabalhamos com várias organizações dentro de nossa comunidade e com toda uma malha de organizações que trabalham para melhorar e avançar os direitos das mulheres, imigrantes e aos que estão à procura de asilo.

Todas as nossas políticas e trabalho advocatício acontecem dentro de uma Abordagem Baseada em Direitos Humanos e seguindo os princípios de uma organização feminista. Oferecemos serviços de orientação, advocacia, informação e aconselhamento, de maneira personalizada, confidencial e imparcial. Todos os serviços são gratuitos e oferecidos em espanhol e português.

 

[:en]LAWRS Development and Outreach Coordinator Nahir de la Silva explains how LAWRS and the consortium Diverse Communities Health Voice found that Latin American women in Islington need better quality and gender-specific interpretation services to access healthcare. 

(more…)

 

[:en]Se esta llevando a cabo una encuesta en línea que tiene como objetivo comprender mejor las experiencias de agresión, abuso, coerción, el control y la explotación sufridas por mujeres lationoamericanas en el hogar, en el trabajo y (more…)

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[:en]Migrant women facing violence have the right to seek help and support, regardless of their immigration status, but often are more afraid of facing deportation.

Step Up Migrant Women UK seeks to establish a firewall to enable migrant women victims of crime with insecure legal status to report and seek support without fear of deportation. (more…)

 

[:en]In Brazil and the UK violence against women and girls is on the rise; recent research suggests that the majority of Brazilian migrant women have experienced gender-based violence.

Efêmera introduces us to two women with a story to tell.  (more…)

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