SBS urges MPs to examine sex selective abortion within a safeguarding and not a criminal framework

| Friday, February 20th, 2015 | No Comments »

Vote against the amendment on sex selection abortion in the Serious Crimes Bill We urge MPs to vote against Fiona Bruce’s amendment to the Serious Crime Bill on sex selective abortion on 23 February. If passed, it will have far reaching and unintended consequences for the very women it purports to protect. We urge a NO vote for the following


SBS urges a no vote to the amendment on sex selective abortion on the Serious Crime bill

| Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 | 3 Comments »

Statement by Southall Black Sisters, Centre for Secular Spaces and others Southall Black Sisters, the Centre for Secular Space and other individuals and organisations, believe that MPs should vote against the amendment on sex selection abortion in the Serious Crimes Bill. We urge a NO vote, even though we acknowledge the threat to women of pre-natal sex selection. We simply


Censorship and silencing of individuals on campus

| Saturday, February 14th, 2015 | No Comments »
Kate Smurthwaite Photo credit Jon Cartwright

We cannot allow censorship and silencing of individuals Universities have a particular responsibility to resist this kind of bullying Southall Black Sisters is a signatory to this important initiative against censorship, for a full list of signatories go to the original article published in the Guardian The fate of Kate Smurthwaite’s comedy show, cancelled by Goldsmith’s College in London last


I am an Immigrant

| Thursday, February 12th, 2015 | No Comments »

I am an Immigrant Poster Campaign by MAX – Movement Against Xenophobia Please be a part of this campaign – Pledge your support What is the poster campaign? Immigrants are part of the fabric of our society. It’s time to celebrate, not vilify them. The ‘I am an immigrant’ poster campaign is a response to the increased anti-immigration rhetoric occurring


Women’s Rights Campaigners meet with Law Society

| Thursday, January 15th, 2015 | 1 Comment »
Law Society Sharia Law Demo 28 Apr 2014

On Meeting of Women’s Rights Campaigners with Law Society On Tuesday 13th December, women’s rights groups, including Southall Black Sisters, One Law for All, Nari Diganta and the Iranian & Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO), met with Mark Stobbs, the Law Society’s Director of Legal Policy at the SBS office. Our organisations welcomed the Law Society’s decision to withdraw its


We are all Charlie

| Thursday, January 8th, 2015 | No Comments »
We are all Charlie

SBS opposes all forms of religious fundamentalism and condemns without reservation the massacre that took place in Paris. What we see unfolding is a battle of ideas but ideas must be fought with a pen and not violence. We stand in solidarity with all those around the world who struggle against religious fundamentalism and racism and for universal human rights.


Unspoken – Street Theatre Play

| Friday, November 28th, 2014 | No Comments »
Unspoken Copyright M4WA Limited

A Street Theatre Play performed in Southall “Unspoken” – a play about domestic violence created by the support group members of Southall Black Sisters  in collaboration with Giants Theatre Company was performed for the first time in public to great acclaim. They sang their stories, danced their tragedies and spoke out about their fight for survival and freedom from violence


Law Society withdraws sharia wills practice note

| Monday, November 24th, 2014 | No Comments »
Sharia wills

Press release – Women’s rights campaigners welcome withdrawal of the Law Society’s sharia wills practice note 24 November 2014 One Law for All, Southall Black Sisters, the Centre for Secular Space, Nari Diganta and the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation have welcomed the Law Society’s withdrawal of their sharia wills practice note. The practice note advised solicitors on how



| Monday, November 17th, 2014 | No Comments »
Unspoken Copyright Shakila Taranum Maan

Southall Black Sisters in collaboration with Giants Theatre Company present Unspoken A play about Domestic Violence Southall Black Sisters in collaboration with Giants Theatre Company, will be staging a performance of street theatre in Southall on gender based violence and abuse. As part of the UN declared 16 days of activism on violence against women, we aim to raise awareness


Manifesto for Secularism – Against the Religious Right

| Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 | No Comments »
Conference on the Religious-Right, Secularism and Civil Rights

SBS attended and spoke at this historical conference on secularism and the religious right which took place on the weekend of 11/12 October. We wholeheartedly endorsed a statement of support and solidarity for the Kurdish people fighting ISIS: We, the participants of the International Conference on the Religious-Right, Secularism and Civil Rights unequivocally stand with the brave women and men

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