Posted on December 07, 2016
The women we support are diverse and come from all walks of life. Domestic violence can affect any woman, at any age and from any background. Today we look at the additional barriers women from Migrant communities face.
339 callers to the National Freephone Helpline in 2014 identified that they were Migrant women and 27% of the new women we saw in 2015 in our One to One Service were migrant women.
Just over half were from other EU member states while 47% were from non EU countries.
The additional barriers faced by migrant women affected by domestic violence include:
- the impact of the lack of independent residency status.
- ineligibility for social protection.
- limited access to emergency accommodation.
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Categories: 16 Facts for 16 Days • Day 13 • 7th December 2016