Published On: 20th January 2022
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We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded two grants to continue and develop our strategic work to support survivors of domestic violence.

PILC and Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) have been awarded a grant from the Strategic Legal Fund to undertake pre-litigation research into the government’s failure to provide migrant survivors of domestic abuse with access to safe accommodation.

We have also been awarded a grant from the Baring Foundation. This new funding stream will enable us to scale and expand our domestic abuse hub, which offers training, legal representation and strategic litigation at the intersection of housing, domestic abuse and racial justice. Through this project we will work with LAWRS, Ashiana Network and other specialist domestic-abuse organisations for black, minoritised and migrant women and girls.

Baring Foundation funding will also enable PILC to coordinate the Domestic Abuse Housing Forum to increase access to legal representation, share common issues and develop litigation.

We would like to express our thanks to the Baring Foundation, the Strategic Legal Fund, as well as our frontline partners.