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.

 

DIRECTOR
Full time
35 hours per week
Salary negotiable according to skills and experience

The Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) is recruiting for a Director which is a key position for our successful and rapidly growing organisation. The ideal candidate will have: exceptional leadership skills to steer our strong creative team; highly developed staff management, financial, organisational and fund-raising skills; a track record in developing and implementing strategy; thorough understanding of the needs of Latin American and migrant women in the UK and strong communications, influencing and negotiating skills. Fluency in Spanish and English or Portuguese and English is essential.

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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…)

 

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…)

 

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 en otros espacios públicos y privados.

ES NECESARIO QUE MUCHAS MUJERES PARTICIPEN PARA QUE SE PUEDA (more…)

 

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. (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. (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…)