‘Migrant Women and the Economy’ digital report launch
Event Date: Tuesday 5th May 2020
The Women’s Budget Group invites you to attend our first digital seminar on 5th May at 12:30 – 14:00 BST to launch our and Coventry Women’s Partnership latest report on the situation of migrant women in the UK economy.
Hosted by Kate Osamor MP, Chair of the APPG on ‘No Recourse’, this event will platform speakers from organisations working closely with migrant women to outline the challenges they face in their daily lives.
The event is in collaboration with Southall Black Sisters, Women for Refugee Women and the Latin American Women’s Rights Service.
– Sara Reis, Women’s Budget Group
– Pragna Patel, Southall Black Sisters
– Elizabeth Jiménez, Latin American Women’s Rights Service
– Priscilla Dudhia, Women for Refugee Women
– Noreen Bukhari, FWT – Foleshill Women’s Training
Many migrant women in the UK are now providing lifesaving care in response to the Covid-19 outbreak in hospitals, supermarkets and care homes. Some cannot work at all. Many still live precarious lives with the impact of the hostile environment constantly impacting their safety, economic standing and wellbeing shedding a light on years of neglect.
The Women’s Budget Group and Coventry Women’s Partnership new report sets out the gendered, socio-economic challenges effecting migrant women in the UK. It takes a closer look a broad range of migration arrangements and the costs associated with them, from the relatively stable to the most precarious women. With input from many front line organisations, it summarises some of the key challenges including enforced-dependency and violence; the impact of ‘no recourse to public funds’ policy and; the economic hardship facing many women.
We hope you will join us at this important time to highlight the need, especially now, to end the hostile environment and the ‘no recourse to public funds’ condition to keep migrant women safe.
A Zoom link will be sent to all attendees closer to the time. Please note, this is a free event, but places are capped so registration is important.