Nearly 200 signatories call to dismantle parallel legal systems

| Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 | No Comments »
Call to dismantle parallel legal systems

Press Release 15 June 2015 Women’s rights and secular organisations urge the new government to take concerted measures to stop the development of parallel legal systems and to facilitate full and proper access to justice for all citizens and to one secular law for all. For decades, successive governments have appeased undemocratic religious power brokers in minority communities who have


SBS deplores attacks on Naz Shah

| Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 | No Comments »
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George Galloway and his cohorts have signalled a new low in British politics by mounting what can only be described as a vicious and mean minded assault on Naz Shah, the Labour Party’s candidate for Bradford West in the coming general election. Galloway’s attempt at character assassination relies on selectively drawing upon Naz’s complex and difficult background, and it speaks


Two Years On: Impact of Anti-Immigration Campaigns

| Saturday, March 28th, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Public meeting to discuss the impact of the ‘The Go Home Vans’ and other Anti-Immigrant Campaigns on minority communities Southall Black Sisters jointly with Southall Community Alliance invite you to a public meeting on Wednesday 8th April 2015 at Southall Town Hall at 6pm to debate and discuss the legacy and impact of the controversial anti-immigrant campaigns, including the ‘Go


SBS urges the government to ratify the Istanbul Convention

| Thursday, March 26th, 2015 | 1 Comment »

We urge the government to ratify the Istanbul Convention on combating violence against women Southall Black Sisters supports #ICchange the national campaign for the UK to ratify the Istanbul Convention (IC) on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. We have been witness to an unprecedented wave of mass protests against violence against women in India, Afghanistan and


BME women shun politicians’ scaremongering over immigration

| Thursday, March 5th, 2015 | 1 Comment »

What do women think? A view from Ealing/Hounslow By Sukhwant Dhaliwal via Mapping Immigration Controversy A research project mapping the unfolding controversy of Home Office immigration campaigns As the Labour Party’s Pink Bus gets on its merry way, there is growing speculation about how women will vote at the General Election and what we know about their main concerns. A poll


Silence Kills Workshops

| Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 | No Comments »

Silence Kills – Tackling Domestic Abuse Locally Ealing Police are joining forces with the Community Ambassador Programme; Ealing Council; support partners and local agencies to provide a half day workshop where the community can “have their say, be heard and ensure that we are able to respond more effectively to cases of domestic abuse in their Neighbourhood.” Saturday, 28 February


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

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