We're a multi-racial grassroots group. As disabled women of different backgrounds, we campaign on many issues we're concerned about, with a focus on financial independence, women's safety, winning resources and getting recognition that for us, coping with disability and ill-health is hard work -- so we deserve an income.
We’re campaigning for accessible safe transport and street planning, more staff on platforms, on trains and at tube stations. In 2023, we were part of the successful campaign against ticket office closures with disability and passenger organisations and the RMT union. We've won improvements on the Freedom Pass regardless of immigration status, and the London Taxicard scheme. Read more
Against violence and abuse
Disabled women are more at risk of abuse, and report rape more than non-disabled women. We're campaigning for disabled women's safety, against the benefit and care cuts which make us dependent on men who can turn abusive, and against violence and discrimination by the police. Read more
Benefit rights / guaranteed care income
Many of us are claimants. We're campaigning for our benefit rights as sick and disabled people, women and children. We're against benefit sanctions and the Universal Credit cuts and rules which increase our vulnerability to domestic violence. We support the Global Women’s Strike call for a Care Income for all who care for people and planet. Read more
Climate and environment
We're campaigning against climate change and the pollution which harms our health and causes many disabilities. We took part in Extinction Rebellion's "The Big One". We're against fossil fuels and nuclear power -- which is not clean, green or safe. Read more here.
Cost of living - energy bills
We're campaigning against forced prepayment meters and bullying by the energy companies who overcharge us for gas and electricity. Read more here.
We're among the disability organisations who successfully got the COVID-19 Inquiry to cover what happened to disabled people/women/of colour during COVID -- which we protested against at the time. We sent evidence to the Inquiry on how the government used emergency measures against us. We support the campaign by bereaved families, including our members. Read more here.
Disabled asylum seekers’/ immigrants’ rights
WinVisible is asylum-seeking, refugee, immigrant and UK-born women with disabilities together. Some of us fled war, domestic violence, rape and disability persecution. We have the right to seek safety and to be here! We want benefit rights for all (abolish "No Recourse to Public Funds") and the same disability provision and respect which all of us need and want. Read more here.
Disabled Mothers’ Rights Campaign
The Disabled Mothers’ Rights Campaign brings disabled mothers together against discrimination by social services and the family courts. We have the right to start a family and to get support. We must not be discriminated against just for being disabled, single, LGBTQI+, of colour, immigrant, working class, on benefits, survivors of violence, having grown up in “care” . . . More info
Independent living and social care
We're campaigning against cuts to social care support services by the government and local councils. We support the Bristol campaign against being forced into a residential homes if the council says it is cheaper for them than support at home. We are for independent living, and against making our close relationships into "professionalised" ones. We want support to be free, not have to pay care charges from our disability benefits. Read more here.
We share information from other countries. We supported the struggle of women in Bhopal, India against Dow Chemical, for justice, compensation, clean water and a clean-up of the site, since 1984 when the Bhopal gas tragedy happened, the world's worst industrial disaster.