LAWRS Events Brexit and EU Settlement Scheme

Brexit & EU Settlement Scheme

Informative Workshop for Latin American Women with European citizenship or dependant of a family member with European citizenship.

Find out about:

  • Who should be applying for the EU Settlement Scheme.
  • How to apply.
  • Deadlines.
  • How to obtain settled status after 5 years.

LAWRS Events The Right To Be Believed

'The right to be believed' – Report launch

The right to be believed” are the words from a migrant survivor who was questioned about her immigration status by the police when reporting abuse. This report, authored by Professor Cathy McIlwaine from Kings College London with the Latin American Women Rights Service and the Step Up Migrant women (SUMW) coalition, reveals the experiences of migrant women survivors with insecure immigration status reporting to the police.

Key findings include:

  • 2 in 3 migrant women felt that they would not be believed.
  • More than half believed that the police would side with the perpetrator.
  • The most commonly cited factor preventing them from reporting was fear of deportation

Speakers include:

  • Migrant survivors
  • Claire Waxman, GLA Victims Commissioner
  • Lucila Granada, director at the Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS)
  • Professor Cathy McIlwaine, Kings College London
  • Illary Valenzuela-Oblitas, VAWG policy and communications coordinator at LAWRS
  • Specialist and Black and ‘Minority Ethnic’ organisations in the women sector and members of the SUMW Coalition
  • Spoken word and music
  • This event is organised by the Latin American Women Rights Service as part of the Step Up Migrant Women campaign.

LAWRS Events Social Housing Workshop

Social Housing Workshop

What is Social Housing and how can I access this benefit?

'Sin Fronteras' Night

Join us at our annual event of the Sin Fronteras’ (No Limits) group.

Sin Fronteras night

Join us at our annual event of the Sin Fronteras’ (No Limits) group, which is part of LAWRS - the Latin American Women's Rights Service.

At the Noche Sin Fronteras we’ll present a collective video and a virtual exhibition. We seek to amplify our voices as young Latin American migrant women and to share our claiming message of social justice, gender equality, anti-racism and recognition of the Latin American community in the United Kingdom.

This event will take place on Friday 19th February, 6:00 – 7:30 pm (GMT), will be held via Zoom, and will be broadcasted in Spanish, with simultaneous translation into English.

Please register here for your ticket. A link to join the event will be shared with you following registration.

We look forward to seeing you there!

International Women's Day 2021

Join us for our virtual event to elevate the voice of our community.