Ellie talks with James O’Brien, LBC, about who the government is likely to target next after people seeking asylum, about disability benefits and the cost of living.
Together with 60,000 people and 200 organisations, we took part in XR’s The Big One, four days of action 21-24 April, around Parliament to force the UK government to act on the climate emergency. Alongside the big actions, many events were held by groups across a wide range of issues. Day 1, #Unite to survive People’s Picket of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) “Women Care” Speak Out, Downing St Diverse networks of mothers, grandmothers, other carers and people with disabilities spoke out on refusing poverty, the devaluing of caring and cuts in benefits, … Read more
WinVisible is disabled women seeking asylum, refugee (some fled disability persecution, as well as war and other violence), immigrant and UK-born together. Sending heartfelt support to today’s protest to Shut Manston Down!
We’re scandalised that a disability rights ruling we helped with and previously reported, Disabled woman wins housing under human rights, has been overturned by the courts. It was the precedent case of GS v Camden (2016), a disabled homeless refugee woman wheelchair-user supported by WinVisible. It has been overturned (cancelled). See: Localism Act power does not enable a local authority to provide health services What happened: The good news is that for now, the government has shelved plans to attack the Human Rights Act. WinVisible is asylum-seeking, refugee, immigrant and UK-born disabled women together. We … Read more
This Saturday 4 December, we’re on a panel at the Waltham Forest Reclaim the Night Coalition online rally. 4.30pm to 6pm. All women welcome. Among other speakers, Ariane and Ebere will speak about violence against disabled women and girls, the discrimination we face from the police, courts, asylum system, agencies and services, and what we need to make us safer. On Zoom with auto-captions. Zoom link:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88005723207?pwd=QzM0Nnh2bmlMc2tYUExMYVBPaW9Wdz09 Meeting ID: 880 0572 3207Passcode: 697484 Organised by Waltham Forest Women’s Network / East London Unite Community
Ebere is a disabled woman from Nigeria, who came to the UK to seek asylum and safety from horrendous disability persecution, including rape and other violence. WinVisible supported Ebere when she was fighting her asylum case. She was referred to us by Women Against Rape, who are refugee and UK-born women, colleagues at the Crossroads Women’s Centre where we are based. Listen to Ebere’s interview here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09gv28k See below for written version — report by BBC. WinVisible adds: Anti-deportation groups at the Centre have supported and won the release of women asylum seekers in detention. Many … Read more