Advocacy

Latin American women are affected by intersectional layers of discrimination based on gender, ethnic background, and nationality/legal status. To respond to these complexities we believe that service provision needs to go hand in hand with effective and bold policy, advocacy and campaigning work that focuses on women’s rights, migrant’s rights, and the rights of ethnic minorities in the UK.

Forums, networks, and coalitions

We favour a collaborative approach and participate along with key stakeholders in relevant forums, networks and coalitions working at the local, national, and European levels. Find here the full lists of the advocacy groups we participate in.

Research and reports

As part of our work towards bringing more visibility to the issues affecting Latin American women and their families, we commission and collaborate with academic, governmental and other agencies’ research on issues such as domestic violence, trafficking and exploitation, access to services and welfare, and developing the profile of the Latin American community. Find the list of research and reports here

 

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Campaigns

We are not alone in the struggle, we have a strong, politically engaged community campaigning with us. Take a look at our latest campaigns around women’s rights, migrant’s rights, and the rights of ethnic minorities in the UK. 

Latin American women are affected by intersectional layers of discrimination based on gender, ethnic background, and nationality/legal status. To respond to these complexities we believe that service provision needs to go hand in hand with effective and bold policy, advocacy and campaigning work that focuses on women’s rights, migrant’s rights, and the rights of ethnic minorities in the UK.

Forums, networks, and coalitions
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We favour a collaborative approach and participate along with key stakeholders in relevant forums, networks and coalitions working at the local, national, and European levels. This work is often leads to the publication of new research and reports.
Find the full lists of these advocacy groups here.

Love Doesn’t Kill, Violence Does
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‘Love doesn’t kill, violence does’ aims to bring awareness to the longstanding problem of violence affecting Latin American and other migrant women in the UK. This campaign highlights the importance of recognising Latin Americans as an ethnic minority in order for women in our community to be able to access services that respond effectively to their specific needs.
Read more about this campaign here.

Recognition of Latin Americans in the UK
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We campaign for the official recognition of Latin Americans as an ethnic group and for the inclusion of the category ‘Latin American’ in ethnic monitoring through CLAUK, the Coalition of Latin Americans in the UK. Working collectively with sister organisations and campaigns, we’ve achieved official recognition of Latin Americans in Southwark, Lambeth, Islington, and Hackney Councils.
Read more about our work towards official recognition here.

Migrants Contribute
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We helped to set up and host #MigrantsContribute, a campaign working towards a society that acknowledges the economic, social and cultural contributions of migrants. Migrants Contribute sought to foster a fairer debate about migration during the 2015 General Elections period by conveying a more truthful portrayal of migrants and combatting the escalating demonisation of our communities in media and political speeches. Read more about our joint work here.

No Recourse To Public Funds
Save Legal Aid
LAWRS was one of the precursors of the No Recourse to Public Funds Campaign and remains active in pressing for public funding to enable all women to effectively extricate themselves from violence and abuse, regardless of their immigration status. The Campaign to Abolish No Recourse to Public Funds is currently made of 27 member organisations, chaired by Southall Black Sisters, and hosted by the Women’s Resource Centre. Read more about NRPF here.

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Latin American women are affected by intersectional layers of discrimination based on gender, ethnic background, and nationality/legal status. To respond to these complexities we believe that service provision needs to go hand in hand with effective and bold policy, advocacy and campaigning work that focuses on women’s rights, migrant’s rights, and the rights of ethnic minorities in the UK.

Forums, networks, and coalitions
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We favour a collaborative approach and participate along with key stakeholders in relevant forums, networks and coalitions working at the local, national, and European levels. This work is often leads to the publication of new research and reports.
Find the full lists of these advocacy groups here.

 

Love Doesn’t Kill, Violence Does
8430318349_4dd27a3b19_o
‘Love doesn’t kill, violence does’ aims to bring awareness to the longstanding problem of violence affecting Latin American and other migrant women in the UK. This campaign highlights the importance of recognising Latin Americans as an ethnic minority in order for women in our community to be able to access services that respond effectively to their specific needs.
Read more about this campaign here.

Recognition of Latin Americans in the UK
CLAUK Logo thumbnail - colour
We campaign for the official recognition of Latin Americans as an ethnic group and for the inclusion of the category ‘Latin American’ in ethnic monitoring through CLAUK, the Coalition of Latin Americans in the UK. Working collectively with sister organisations and campaigns, we’ve achieved official recognition of Latin Americans in Southwark, Lambeth, Islington, and Hackney Councils.
Read more about our work towards official recognition here.

Migrants Contribute
MigrantC
We helped to set up and host #MigrantsContribute, a campaign working towards a society that acknowledges the economic, social and cultural contributions of migrants. Migrants Contribute sought to foster a fairer debate about migration during the 2015 General Elections period by conveying a more truthful portrayal of migrants and combatting the escalating demonisation of our communities in media and political speeches. Read more about our joint work here.

No Recourse To Public Funds
Save Legal Aid
LAWRS was one of the precursors of the No Recourse to Public Funds Campaign and remains active in pressing for public funding to enable all women to effectively extricate themselves from violence and abuse, regardless of their immigration status. The Campaign to Abolish No Recourse to Public Funds is currently made of 27 member organisations, chaired by Southall Black Sisters, and hosted by the Women’s Resource Centre. Read more about NRPF here.

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