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Sisters Uncut  Feminist group taking direct action for domestic violence services. Find us on Facebook, Twitter @SistersUncut or email sistersuncut@gmail.com

TODAY we ad hacked tube and bus stop advertisements to protest embedded immigration officers in our local services!!! Councils including Southwark, Bexley, Greenwich, and Lewisham are using the state’s austerity limited funds to put immigration officers into their services. This leaves survivors of sexual and domestic violence with insecure immigration status in a lose-lose situation. Forced to make the choice between violent abuse in the home, or violent abuse from the Home Office.

Today we hit up Southwark and Lewisham to demand that local councils stop working with the home office to detain and remove survivors they should be supporting.

Read more about embedded immigration in our services here - http://www.sistersuncut.org/2018/07/08/embedded-immigration-officers/

Watch this space for more adhack's soon!

#supportednotdeported

We are and always will be firmly against detention, deportation and the unfair discrimination migrants face in this country every day. Sisters Uncut were at Yarls Wood today to show solidarity with our sisters and siblings inside the centre, who show tremendous courage and power in their protests demanding freedom for all. Most recently, the women in Yarls Wood held hunger and labour strikes lasting a month calling for an end to infinite detention, charter flights and more. ✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 Thank you to everyone who came out today! We will continue to demonstrate until all detention centres are SHUT DOWN. πŸ’œπŸ’š FREE THEM NOW! πŸ’œπŸ’š
@londonlatinxs @right_to_remain
#yarlswood #shutdownyarlswood #setherfree #hungerforfreedom #stopdeportations

Austerity has decimated domestic violence services in Scotland and @sistersuncutedinburgh want you to know that the Scottish Domestic Abuse Bill is a cover up for cuts to services that puts survivors at greater risk #powertosurvivors #nowheretogo

SISTERS UNCUT JUST STORMED THE BAFTAS RED CARPET ✊🏻✊🏾 Locked up! Locked out! Locked in! Theresa May's upcoming domestic violence and abuse bill is a dangerous distraction. Survivors will be locked up by a harmful criminal justice system, locked out of refuges or locked into violent situations.

Survivors are already being arrested when they report abuse, and giving the police more power will increase this.

The police and prisons are no solution to domestic violence. Give power back to survivors: fund refuges and specialist domestic violence services.

#BAFTAS #TimesUpTheresa #EEBAFTAS #SistersUncut #TimesUp

Half asleep on your way to work ? You may want to take a closer look at your newspaper.... πŸ‘€πŸ‘€ #CoughUpTheCash #northlondon

content note: trans day of remembrance, transphobia, transmisogyny & antiblackness β€’
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β™₯️✨Today is transgender day of remembrance and we are spending this day thinking of our trans siblings who are resting in power.
Throughout time trans and gender non conforming people have been erased, but our history shows we have always been here throughout queer revolution, and black trans women especially have led the way. [link for β€œthroughout time”: http://actionfortranshealth.org.uk/resources/trans-history-for-lgbt-history-month-2/] ✨
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We spend this day also recognising transphobic and transmisogynistic violence effects black trans feminine ppl and black trans women the most. ✨β™₯️
Trans and gender non conforming people have the highest incidence of DV: 4 out of 5 trans people are estimated to have experienced domestic violence.
Yet the services which trans people can access in the UK are constantly on the verge of disappearing.
Galop is the UK’s only LGBTQ+ specific DV service, & they have a trans specific service on Tuesday afternoons. [link: http://www.galop.org.uk/domesticabuse/] ✨
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Stonewall Housing has just 41 places for young LGBT people in supported housing, in four London boroughs. [link: http://www.stonewallhousing.org/support.html] ✨
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In a society where 73% of trans people have experienced at least one form of emotionally abusive behaviour from a partner or ex partner, these services are a crucial lifeline for trans people.
Each service needs to be trans inclusive, and we need services specifically for trans and gender non conforming people‼️ πŸ’šπŸ’œIn Sisters Uncut we're thinking further about how to centre our trans sisters and siblings in our work. On Facebook we have a page "North London Sisters Learn", and will be giving a skillshare around how cuts to services effect trans and gender non conforming ppl.
Please come to events like this or share stories and support the trans and gnc people in your daily life.

On this day, we will take time to remember our trans and gender non conforming siblings. We will also take the time to heal, celebrate and nurture our lives and existences. Love and solidarity πŸ’œπŸ’š(image descriptions in comments)

East End Sisters Uncut action today #bricklane #Sistersuncut πŸ’šπŸ’œβœŠβœŠπŸΎ Tower Hamlets Council is evicting over 100 vulnerable residents, many of whom are survivors, from Hopetown hostel in Whitechapel. They are closing the women-only hostel to move men in, and cutting women-only hostel beds in the borough by 1/3. #DontLoseHope

Since 1990, 1631 people have been killed in police custody or after contact with them. Not one conviction. #nojusticenopeace #justicenow

Sisters marching in solidarity with United Families & Friends Campaign in remembrance of our siblings killed in police custody #nojusticenopeace #blacklivesmatter #carenotcages

North London Sisters keeping up the fight to turn the empty Holloway Prison into social housing and a women's building* at the Holloway Community Open Day.
*inc. services for non-binary and trans survivors!

The council is still accepting comments on their plans by email if you haven't yet had your say. Drop a line to planningpolicy@islington.gov.uk and see our blog post for a template of what to write!

Liverpool Sisters are holding a fundraiser to help their work resisting gendered violence and fighting cuts! North West crew get down πŸ’œπŸ’š

Sisters Uncut currently stood outside St Thomas Hospital in solidarity with Docs Not Cops πŸ’œβœŠβœŠπŸΏπŸ’š

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