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Disability and maternity — speech at Oxytocin event

By winvisibleblog | 23/05/2023 | 2 Comments

On Saturday 13 May 2023, we took part in the Oxytocin Collective Care conference which aims to “bring together art, performance and health care to investigate current debates in birth and motherhood/parenting”. Along with other disabled mothers, Tracey Norton from the Disabled Mothers’ Rights Campaign spoke on the panel “Exploring the experiences of deaf and … Read more

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Rail staff save lives!

By winvisibleblog | 11/05/2023 | 0 Comments

As disabled women passengers, we NEED more staff for access and safety. Ahead of the rail strike on Saturday, a striker testifies about their lifesaving work and training. Trigger warning — distressing details.

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Universal Credit — self-help tips

By winvisibleblog | 07/05/2023 | 0 Comments

Hi all, we’ve updated our Universal Credit self-help tips here. The page includes info for ESA claimants on postponing ESA to UC, and our rights.

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At XR’s The Big One

By winvisibleblog | 30/04/2023 | 0 Comments

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 … Read more

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Tues 25 April — Support Helen at court vs DWP auto deductions for energy bills

By winvisibleblog | 24/04/2023 | 2 Comments

On Tuesday 25 April, we’re joining Fuel Poverty Action, Disabled People Against Cuts and others in support of Helen Timson, a disabled woman who successfully challenged benefit deductions by the DWP done without her knowledge or consent — the DWP is now appealing against this. Vigil details: Time: 9.15-10.15am and 12-2pm — WinVisible joining at … Read more

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Women speak out! @ XR’s The Big One, Fri 21 April, 1pm

By winvisibleblog | 19/04/2023 | 0 Comments

At Extinction Rebellion’s (XR) The Big One, women from the Disabled Mothers’ Rights Campaign, Newham Disability Reps Forum and WinVisible are part of the Women Care! Women’s Speak Out on Friday 21 April: For those of us at home, the main XR events will be livestreamed on YouTube here.  And we’re taking part in: Nearest … Read more

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Thurs 23 March — Disabled mothers speak out

By winvisibleblog | 19/03/2023 | 0 Comments

A Women’s History Month event with University of East Anglia Students’ Union Thursday 23 March 2023   6pm-7.30pm Disabled mothers speak out about the discrimination and hostility faced by disabled mothers, single and working-class mothers, and mothers of colour, who face an uphill battle to stop social workers and the family courts taking our children from … Read more

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DWP backlog — failure to communicate PIP extensions causes so much stress

By winvisibleblog | 12/03/2023 | 1 Comment

WinVisible member Elizabeth J has written to her MP: “Dear Tulip Siddiq MP and team, Please can something be done about the DWP failing to send out letters informing claimants that our PIP has been extended by 12 months due to their backlog. I got a letter informing me about a similar extension during the … Read more

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When the price on a child’s head is £100k, no wonder adoption in the UK is so toxic

By winvisibleblog | 12/03/2023 | 0 Comments
a woaman speaks ino a microphone next to an orange banner with Dsabled Mothers' Rights Campaign to have & keep our kids

Shared from the Canary 3 March 2023 — part three of three reports by Steve Topple — thank you! This is the final article in a three-part series looking at adoption in the UK in relation to mothers and caregivers. Part one, which you can read here, looked at how forced adoption is not a thing of the past … Read more

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Systemic racism and ableism pervades the misogynistic UK adoption industry

By winvisibleblog | 12/03/2023 | 1 Comment

Shared from the Canary 2 March 2023 — part two of three reports by Steve Topple — thank you! This is the second in a three-part series looking at adoption in the UK in relation to mothers and caregivers. Part one, which you can read here, looked at how forced adoption is not a thing of the past – … Read more

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