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Forced Marriage in the UK: An Abuse of Human Rights

| Friday, July 25th, 2014 | No Comments »
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SBS calls for an end to serious human rights violations affecting children, girls and women’s rights Support our 10 recommendations to the UK government as a step to eradicate forced marriage and honour based violence. Southall Black Sisters (SBS) is a leading multi-awarding winning black and minority ethnic (BME) women’s organisation, founded in 1979. It provides holistic resource centre services

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The Whole School Project

| Friday, July 25th, 2014 | No Comments »
THE WHOLE SCHOOL PROJECT COPYRIGHT FEATHERSTONE SCHOOL

Preventing Violence Against Black and Minority Ethnic Women & Girls In September 2010, Southall Black Sisters (SBS) conducted a two-year evaluation Project in 2 high schools in Southall, West London to develop a ‘whole school’ approach to change attitude and behaviour on violence against black and minority ethnic (BME) women and girls. This includes domestic and sexual violence and harmful

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Disobedient Objects

| Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 | No Comments »
V&A’s Disobedient Objects exhibition

Southall Black Sisters contributes to V&A’s Disobedient Objects exhibition Pragna Patel and Hannana Siddiqui of SBS have contributed to the V&A’s innovative exhibition exploring interventions made by Feminism from the 1970’s onwards. The V&A explains that the exhibition “will demonstrate how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity and collective creativity that defy standard definitions of art and design.

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SBS steps up its campaign against the Law Society

| Monday, July 21st, 2014 | No Comments »
Law Society Sharia Law Demo 28 Apr 2014

Law Society Meeting and our campaign on sharia compliant wills Open Letter to Asma Jahangir Dear Asma Jahangir, We are writing to you regarding your forthcoming conversation at the Law Society on Law, Gender and Religion on the 30th July. We are very pleased you are coming to London but are concerned that you may not have been informed about

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Southall Black Sisters at the Girl Summit 2014

| Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 | No Comments »
Girls Summit 2014

Child and Early Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation Summit The Child and Early Forced Marriage [CEFM] and Female Genital Mutilation [FGM] Summit being held on 22nd July 2014 and is an important initiative that will raise awareness creating a momentum for change at an international level. The Summit is a call to individuals, organisations and governments to join in highlighting

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DFID Youth for Change event

| Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 | No Comments »
DFID Youth for Change event

SBS Young Girls Ambassadors Initiative at the DFID Youth for Change 2014 As part of the Child and Early Forced Marriage [CEFM] and Female Genital Mutilation [FGM] Summit initiative Southall Black Sisters will be attending the Youth for Change event on 19th July. The Girl Summit 2014 will build international support for inspiring local and national efforts to end CEFM

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Protest against fascists marching through Cricklewood

| Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 | No Comments »
Cricklewood Protest against fascists

Protest against fascists marching through Cricklewood on 19th July 2014, 12 noon. “Street by street, town by town, support local communities against racist thugs” Southall Black Sisters will be attending a protest against fascists marching through Cricklewood on July 19th 2014. Organised by the North West London United, a broad coalition of community groups and trade unions who have come

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10 Reasons to vote against the Legal Aid Residence Test

| Monday, July 14th, 2014 | No Comments »
legal aid residence test

28 NGOs unite to call on peers to vote against the legal aid residence test UPDATE: 15th JULY 2014 Unauthorised, discriminatory and impossible to justify’ – the Divisional Court gives judgment on the Lord Chancellor’s civil legal aid residence test This is a fantastic victory for everyone concerned about access to justice for the most vulnerable in our society. We

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The Solicitor’s Regulatory Authority withdraws its endorsement of the Law Society’s discriminatory practice note on Sharia wills

| Friday, July 11th, 2014 | No Comments »
Sharia wills

PRESS RELEASE 11 July 2014 The Solicitor’s Regulatory Authority withdraws its endorsement of the Law Society’s discriminatory practice note on Sharia wills. Southall Black Sisters (SBS) and One Law for All welcomes the decision by the Solicitor’s Regulatory Authority (SRA), the regulatory body for solicitors, to remove the Law Society’s controversial practice note1 on drafting ‘Sharia compliant’ wills2 from its

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A day in the life of Southall Black Sister’s advocacy team on the forced marriage repatriation service

| Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 | No Comments »
Repatriation-Service-Photographer-Nigel-Nicholas

We receive an email from the Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) referring a case to our forced marriage repatriation service. A young British-Pakistani girl is due to arrive from Pakistan in two days. She is 17 years old and was taken abroad by her mother to be forced into a marriage. She had managed to contact the British Embassy while she

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