Migrant domestic violence support scheme extended

31/03/2012 08:34

BBC News 31-03-2012 This news item quotes Jo Clarke, from refuge charity Eaves Women's Aid, as saying "The Sojourner Project pilot has been a huge success, enabling in excess of 1,000 people, 12 of them men, to escape abusive relationships and secure indefinite leave to remain in the UK".  The Sojourner Project website states "The Sojourner Project is for women with no recourse to public funds, who entered the UK on a spousal or partner visa and are eligible to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) under the Domestic Violence Rule".  One can't help wondering how many more men they could have helped if they had they courage to take a gender neutral approach to domestic violence.