I marched with 500 women as part of Sisters Uncut’s ‘funeral march’ on 28 November.
Wearing black and chanting, ‘they cut, we bleed’, we stopped traffic in central London and dyed Trafalgar Square’s fountains blood red. We commemorated the 32 domestic violence services closed by cuts between 2010 and 2014 and further closures in 2015, such as the Jagonari and the Eaves women’s centres.
Most domestic violence services are funded by local authorities. George Osborne’s 25 November announcement of 56% cuts by central to local government will place even more services at risk of closure. Sisters Uncut is urgently setting up a campaign to save a domestic violence service in Portsmouth. If you can help, please email Sisters Uncut