The purpose of this grant is to examine how women of colour activists in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium, Denmark and Spain strategise, organise and undertake solidarity work. In particular, this project aims to explore how women of colour activists struggle against the inter-related issues of:
The unprecedented reductions to social welfare spending and the privatisations of social welfare states across Europe
The political, policy and public opinion backlash against migrants in relation to increased surveillance, detentions and deportations
The rise of illiberal politics in terms of the electoral gains of far-right parties, the mainstreaming of extremist language in political discourse and the spike in racist and xenophobic hate crimes.