Sun 18th: Challenging sexism, racism and class bias in the family courts

Online workshop at the Anarchist Bookfair Sunday 18 October, 2-3pm.

Speakers include Soul Sisters, Support Not Separation, Women Against Rape & Women of Colour, Global Women’s Strike     Chaired by Legal Action for Women

Plus: New film: STOP the Family Courts aiding & abetting domestic abuse

Join our online event to find out more about our campaign for justice for mothers and children and how you can be involved.

Most mothers in the family courts are survivors of domestic abuse, the majority are single mothers on low incomes.  Together with women of colour, disabled women and young women, they are at greater risk of having children taken away by the state.  A recent review by the Ministry of Justice confirmed our experiences but nothing is being done to change systemic discrimination within family courts.  The Domestic Abuse Bill which is now in parliament must go further and recognise that victims are overwhelmingly women; extend protections to immigrant and disabled women and stop violent men using the family courts to terrorise children and their mothers.