Amnesty Helps To Protect Women Fleeing Violence

SVAW Success #3

On 4th November last year 200 Amnesty activists lobbied their MPs in support of an exemption to the ‘No Recourse To Public Funds’ rule in the case of domestic violence. Seventy-five MPs were lobbied and their was an overwhelmingly positive response. Since the lobby the government has announced a pilot which offers women 20 days of upfront funding to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain under the Domestic Violence Rule, she may then have another 20 days funding for the government to make a decision on her status. This pilot which runs till the end of February is imperfect but a welcome step. To find out more see www.amnesty.org.uk/norecourse

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