“Since the lockdown, I have felt trapped, stuck in a suffocating corner with him. He’s cut me off from my family and friends. I have no one. Everything is in his control.” Sara
Sara came to the UK recently with her husband and when the coronavirus lockdown began, he became even more abusive. She feels dependent on him for money, for shelter, even for remaining here in the UK. She’s afraid of what could happen to her and her children if she decides to leave him.
Migrant women like Sara are among those hit hardest by the coronavirus crisis. Struggling with uncertain migration status and fearing deportation, they now have even less access to the vital financial, legal and health support they need.
Our FORWARD team is dedicated to helping African women experiencing any form of violence. Your support today can help our unique team provide women with specialist services like culturally sensitive advice, counselling and emotional support – or referrals to legal or financial advice.