Disabled women’s fight to survive — Camden New Journal

Our local paper, the Camden New Journal, asked for an article for their special edition written by women (18 November 2021). Our colleagues at Women Against Rape contributed: “Women’s safety is not a police priority“, where they highlighted how women’s mental health and other factors are used against us to drop investigations. We’re glad to … Read more

Women protest vs the Police Bill

As the House of Lords debates the Police, Crime, Sentencing & Courts Bill Tues 14 Sept, 1pm Women protest vs the Police Bill — online and at: Old Palace Yard SW1P 3JY (opp House of Lords) ? All welcome Protect women, protect the planet. Tell the Lords to #Kill the Bill  WinVisible is supporting this … Read more

Ebere’s story – surviving violence back home and in the UK

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 … Read more

In memory of Faiza Ahmed

Shared from Disability News Service, with thanks DWP ignored coroner’s call to take action to save claimants from suicide By John Pring on 16th July 2020 The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) rejected a coroner’s call to act to prevent benefit claimants taking their own lives, following the suicide of a young woman who had … Read more

Bedroom tax: DWP can’t appeal vs DV mum at European Court

The government cruelly appeals against every court win which upholds our benefit rights and protects vulnerable claimants.  But the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has refused the DWP permission to appeal against the mum fleeing domestic violence and her son, who finally won against the bedroom tax at the ECHR … Read more