About SBS

Southall Black Sisters is a not-for-profit organisation set up in 1979 to meet the needs of black (Asian and African-Caribbean) and minority ethnic women.

For more than three decades we have been at the forefront of challenging domestic and gender violence locally and nationally.

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Do you need help?

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, Southall Black Sisters can help with practical help and advice.

Our holistic service aims to help women and children escape violence and abuse (including forced marriage and honour crimes) and deal with a range of inter related problems.

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SBS provides a range of advice and support services to enable black and minority women to gain the knowledge and confidence they need to assert their human rights. We provide general and specialist advice on gender-related issues such as domestic violence, sexual violence, forced marriage, honour killings and their intersection with the criminal justice, immigration and asylum systems, health, welfare rights, homelessness and poverty.

Our advice and advocacy work is also supported by a range of other support activities to help women overcome their isolation and build their self esteem and skills.

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How to Support SBS

At SBS, we strive to provide a safe environment for women trapped in abusive relationships or at risk of violence and abuse.

Our aim is to enable women to take decisions over their lives without fear and repercussions.

We urgently need your help to continue our important life-saving and pioneering work.

Please support us.

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Outreach Services

SBS will be working with other community and voluntary sector organisations to deliver a series of Outreach Services:

Domestic Violence Outreach Services

Shelter Housing Advice Surgeries

Domestic Violence and Immigration Advice Surgeries

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Our campaigns are an essential component of our work and stem directly out of the daily experiences of the women who use our services. Our campaigns either focus on the circumstances and issues involved in a particular case or highlight broader issues of public interest in respect of justice and equality.

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SBS Reports

In 2011 SBS launched two reports based on their ongoing work with users of the centre.

On 7th March 2011, Southall Black Sisters launched Safe and Sane: A Model of Intervention on Domestic Violence and Mental Health, Suicide and Self-harm Amongst Black and Minority Ethnic Women and marks 100 years of International Women’s Day.

On 16th March 2011, Southall Black Sisters launched the publication of ‘Cohesion, Faith and Gender’ at the House of Lords, hosted by Lord Bhikhu Parekh and Lord Herman Ouseley.

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SBS Store

You can now purchase our much celebrated publications to films examining the work of SBS.

SBS Store