Founded in 1983, LAWRS’ mission is to provide Latin American migrant women with tools to assert their rights, and pursue personal empowerment and social change. They directly support more than 5,000 women annually through culturally and linguistically specialist advice, information, counselling and psychotherapy, advocacy, development programmes and workshops.
LAWRS are a user-led, feminist and human rights organisation focused on addressing the practical and strategic needs of Latin American migrant women displaced by poverty and violence. Latin Americans are one of the fastest growing ethnic minorities in the UK, but despite this they remain invisible. LAWRS service users experience significant disadvantages as migrants, as women, and as members of an invisible minority ethnic group in the UK.
Since 2018, Sisters For Change has been a member of the LAWRS Step Up Migrant Women campaign which is supported by over 30 migrant women and social justice organisations who believe that all women have the right to live free from violence.