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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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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…)

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…)

Most Latin American women arrive in the UK with skills and qualifications and while most are in work, this is mostly in low skilled and low paid jobs in cleaning, catering and hospitality services, they experience high levels of labour exploitation and live their lives in poverty.

As part of our work in the recognition for equal rights for Latin American women and work against labour exploitation, LAWRS has participated in the report of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.  (more…)

 

A fond farewell message for an inspirational woman and leader, Tania Bronstein, LAWRS’s former Chair and a big welcome to our Acting Chair Gisela Valle

 

Dear friends of LAWRS,

 

The Board of Trustees would like to formally thank an inspirational leader and one of the charity’s founders, Tania Bronstein, who has decided to step down as Chair of LAWRS.

Tania has been a fundamental pillar of LAWRS’s success in establishing itself as a national charity, one that has grown and achieved immeasurable success and benefits for migrant women. Tania was Chair of LAWRS for sixteen years, and during her tenure she has worked tirelessly to achieve our aim of seeing Latin American women in the UK asserting their human rights, reaching personal empowerment and bringing about social change.

We are very sad to see Tania go and are eternally grateful for the invaluable legacy she leaves behind. A legacy that has benefited and improved the quality of life for thousands of Latin American women and their dependents in the UK and her commitment, determination and vision has inspired all of those fortunate to work alongside her.

Our gratitude for her inspirational leadership, which has impacted on everyone around her, was felt in the outpouring of messages and the joyous atmosphere at a recent farewell event we had for Tania.

In the spirit of change and leadership, we would also like to give a warm welcome to our newly appointed acting Chair, Gisela Valle, a Mexican national, lawyer by profession with a strong commitment to women’s rights and human rights, who alongside the board will continue working to make sure that LAWRS fulfills its mission and vision.

Lastly, we want to add that we are excited to be working on new partnerships, projects and groundbreaking, collaborative research which is continuing to increase the visibility of our communities in the UK.

Nearly 5,000 women receive LAWRS’s support on a yearly basis, this would simply not be possible without your continued support. Thank you.

 

With warm wishes,

 

Board of Trustees
LAWRS