#StepUpMigrantWomen is a campaign led by the Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) and calls for safe reporting mechanisms to separate reporting of crime and access to support services from immigration control.

Insecure legal status is often a tool of control used by perpetrators to abuse their partners and threat them with deportation. This situation puts migrant women in a vulnerable position: they fear the abuser and also fear asking for help.

According to Imkaan 92% of women with insecure status have received threats of deportation from perpetrators (Imkaan 2012).

We stand with LAWRS and all the other organisations who support this campaign in saying: reporting to the police should not be more dangerous than staying with the perpetrator

Join the campaign and protect migrant women from abuse and domestic violence.

Learn about the campaign