Women activists have set up a direct action group, Sisters Uncut, to protest against cuts to domestic violence services. Sisters Uncut held its first direct action on Saturday 14 February, to mark the spike in domestic violence that is usually recorded around Valentine’s Day.
Cuts to domestic violence services have reached a critical point. According to a recent Women’s Aid report:
• Between 2010 and 2014 (July) the number of specialist refuge services decreased from 187 to 155.