Today we launch Safety4Sister’s new report – ‘Locked in Abuse, Locked Out of Safety – The Pandemic Experiences of Migrant Women’.
To say the last few months has been a struggle for us all is an understatement and we hope you are all well despite the ongoing pandemic environment. However, for Black and minoritised migrant women abuse survivors and their children with no recourse to public funds it has been one of intense fear not knowing whether they can gain safe accommodation and protection when leaving domestic and gender based violence. They have faced extreme poverty, acute isolation and destitution under pandemic conditions. This has been one of the harshest periods of time for vulnerable migrant women and their children who are disproportionately affected and face increased racialised and health inequalities.
Safety4Sisters, a small charity, by upscaling all our services including launching Abonsh House a refuge for single migrant women, struggled to uphold the human rights of vulnerable migrant women across Greater Manchester and the North West
Our report documents migrant women and their children’s struggles and makes clear and urgent calls for change.