Women of Colour Global Women's Strike : Campaigning against Police sexim, racism, violence and illegality.
Our first public campaign was with Women Against in 1975 defending Jackie Berkely a young Black woman sexually assaulted in a Manchester police cell. Also see fantastic speech by Esme Baker, at the Immigrant Women: Bringing it All Back Home conference. Ms Baker, a mum, was sexually assaulted in a police van 1980 for defending her sons from police violence.
We have been organising for decades for protection and justice from a pandemic of sexual and domestic violence against women and children, reinforced by policies of austerity that target us, undermining our financial independence and therefore our safety. Survivors of rape and domestic violence have come forward, nationally and internationally, reporting an epidemic of sexual violence in our homes,…Read More
THE government has suffered a heavy defeat in the House of Lords over its widely condemned plans to curb protest rights. Opposition peers voted on Monday night against 14 amendments put forward by ministers to the Police, Crime, Sentencing & Courts Bill. The rejected amendments included limiting noise during demonstrations, new powers for police to stop and search anyone…Read More
The most pervasive racist abuse by police. Every mother of sons worries about and the possibility of its escalation. Read our full statement here below.Read More
The massive Black Lives Matter movement with its timely and urgent demands to endsystemic racism is facing the threat of being diverted from its core demands. Attempts arebeing made to shift the focus onto manufactured issues that stereotype our communities, like“Black on Black” violence and knife/gang crime — code words for labelling young Blackpeople, often in poor communities, as…Read More
Celine Nzuzi gives first interview THE mother of a young man killed by a group of masked men last year said she missed her “lovely boy” every day as she described the devastation his death has wreaked on her family. In her first interview, Celine Nzuzi said the community needed justice for her son, Calvin Bungisa, who was ambushed…Read More
In blatant disregard for the lives of fellow African people, Nigerian police areattacking protesters, but we are heartened at the bravery and determination of people in the massive protests against police killing and brutality and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The movement in support of the uprising in Nigeria is growing worldwide. Read our statement in support of actions in Nigeria,…Read More
Black Coaltion fighting serial murderers: For two decades over 200 black women went missing in South Central Los Angeles. To remember the victims and get justice for their families, an International Day of Action was held in the US and UK during International Women’s week. Read our full article here below.Read More
A disabled mother has hit out at police after they charged her with racially assaulting an officer during a raid on her home. Download the full article here belowRead More
What is Operation “Hope & Recovery”? After the uprisings, a group appeared calling themselves “Blackleaders”, led by Lee Jasper (Co Chair, BARAC) and staged a rally on 19 August 2011. Panel speakers were all men except Diane Abbott (who spoke and then left). Parents – code for single mothers – were blamed for the riots. They spoke as if…Read More
We send our heartfelt condolences to the family of Jean Charles de Menezes in particular his mother… read the full statement here below.Read More