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Published on February 6th, 2015 | by Gaelle Finley



A fundraiser for women & children affected by the Zambrano ruling

What happens to women who have been denied permission to stay in the UK  but who have a child who is a UK citizen? The Home Office’s answer is that the women should go back to where they came from and leave their child behind.

Fortunately, the Zambrano ruling in the European Court means that women in that situation get some protection. But not much. Here in the UK they are not entitled to public funds, and their only source of support is Section 17 of The Children’s Act which requires local authorities to provide the minimum: a roof over their heads and £45 a week.

The women manage extremely well in grim circumstances, but one thing that upsets them is not being able to give their children any treats.

Funds from this meal will allow the children a treat – a trip to the seaside, or a day out in the country – and provide their mothers with much needed solidarity.

The women do not want charity. They’re sick of being dependent on others – so this is a chance for the women to work for the money.  They will be doing the cooking –  African and Carribbean dishes – serving, washing up etc.

 When –    Friday 13th  March,   7pm – 10pm

Where  –  St Andrews Church Hall  Handsworth, B21 2RE (Junction of Church Lane/College Road, opposite The Co-op)

How much  –  £12.50 per person

To book your place  (essential) contact Mogs:   Tel:  0121 523 4118,    email:

  • Have a great night out with friends
  • Have a delicious 3 course meal
  • Show solidarity with the ‘Zambrano’ women & their children

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