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.


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 en otros espacios públicos y privados.



Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) is excited to announce that we will be co-producing a Spanish and English language exchange ‘café’ with Paxton Green Time Bank (PGTB) in Southwark.

Supported by the Feminist Review Trust, the project will be led by women from LAWRS and PGTB who will share language skills and get to know each other, in an exchange called timebanking. (more…)


We are looking for new colleagues to join our growing team! We are currently advertising for six job opportunities, including three new posts:

Housing, Money and Debt Coordinator: full time, £28,475, permanent contract.
VAWG Outreach and Prevention Coordinator (Portuguese-speaking): part time, £27,550, fixed term ending March 2019. (more…)


Dear members and service users, I am writing to you today to announce that after five years in my post as Director at LAWRS, I will be leaving the organisation. This is because I will be moving abroad for personal reasons.

I wanted to thank you all personally (more…)


Full time
Salary: £27,925 per year

We are seeking a Housing, Money and Debt Coordinator to provide free, confidential, (more…)


Our former director Carolina Gottardo has written a blog on the needs of Latin American women in the UK for Women Deliver, an organisation that promotes women’s rights and makes the case for investment in women and girls. (more…)


Children and young people are left feeling anxious and insecure, women and girls are victims of racism and sexism at work, school and on public transport, an even more negative rhetoric on immigration, disbelief, uncertainty and (more…)


Migration and asylum are heavily politicised issues. By tracking just media coverage, the Brexit debate focused on migration 18% of the time. That number increases significantly when narrowing the focus to specific news outlets. (more…)