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Migrant and refugee women face multiple barriers when arriving in the EU and the current political anti-migrant climate has made their situations direr. Experiences of gender-based abuse, exploitation at work and isolation have been exacerbated by the progressive erosion of migrant and women’s rights.

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Ph: Tolga Akmen

The Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) is launching its latest report: “The Unheard Workforce: Experiences of Latin American migrant women in cleaning, hospitality and domestic work”  

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35 year ago, we started our work in a time where domestic violence was only physical abuse and we increased our services accordingly to the development of policies and legislation through the years. We are proud to follow the steps of amazing Latin American women who came before us and we hope to do our part for the ones to come. (more…)

Last year, our volunteers contributed with more than 900 hours of counselling, 2370 hours of case and administrative work, 715 hours of interpreting, and 1800 hours organising groups and integration activities.

THANK YOU for making such a difference! (more…)

The Step Up Migrant Women campaign produced a template response for organisations to include safe reporting in their responses to the Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill consultation.
You can download the template response here.
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Step Up Migrant Women campaign launched on the 1st of November to demand a separation of immigration control and victims’ right to safety and protection.
Together, we reached almost half a million people in social media with messages in support of victims and survivors . (more…)

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. All women have the right to live free from violence.

Step Up Migrant Women UK seeks to establish a firewall protecting victims’ rights. (more…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

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