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This online meeting of the APPG on No Recourse to Public Funds will look at how to ensure all women are protected by the new Domestic Abuse Bill

About this Event

This event, hosted by the APPG on No Recourse to Public Funds, will look at the issues facing migrant women who experience domestic abuse, and explore how the Domestic Abuse Bill can be used to ensure all women can access support and safety, regardless of immigration status.

Date And Time

Thursday, 11 June 2020 14:00 – 15:00 BST

This event will be chaired by Kate Osamor MP, chair of the APPG on NRPF, and speakers include:

Pragna Patel, Director, Southall Black Sisters

Southall Black Sisters is a not-for-profit, secular and inclusive organisation, which was established in 1979 to meet the needs of Black (Asian and African-Caribbean) women. Their aims are to highlight and challenge all forms of gender-related violence against women, empower them to gain more control over their lives; live without fear of violence and assert their human rights to justice, equality and freedom.


Survivor with lived experience of domestic abuse who will talk about the barriers she faced in accessing support and how the domestic abuse bill can remove these barriers.

Gisela Valle, Director, Latin American Women’s Rights Service

Latin American Women’s Rights Service is a user-led, feminist and human rights organisation focused on addressing the practical and strategic needs of Latin American migrant women displaced by poverty and violence. They directly support more than 5,000 women annually through culturally and linguistically specialist advice, information, counselling and psychotherapy, advocacy, development programmes, and workshops.

They also lead the #StepUpMigrantWomen campaign, which is supported by more than 50 organisations standing together for migrant women’s rights.

Azmina Siddique, Policy and Research Manager – Child Poverty and Inequality), The Children’s Society

The Children’s Society is a national charity committed to improving the lives of thousands of children and young people every year. Last year they worked with over 9,872 disadvantaged children and young people through their specialist services.

Sara Reis, Head of Research and Policy, Women’s Budget Group

The Women’s Budget Group is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that monitors the impact of government policies on men and women. They put forward policies for a more gender equal future and build the capacity of women and women’s groups to participate in economic debates.

After the panelists have spoken for five minutes each there will be a short Q+A discussion.

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