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


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


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


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


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

| Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 | No Comments »

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


Free Meriam Ibrahim now!

| Thursday, June 5th, 2014 | No Comments »
Free Meriam Ibrahim

Meriam Ibrahim was sentenced to death when she was eight months pregnant, charged with apostasy and adultery in Sudan. Meriam refused to renounce her Christian faith and judges in a court in Khartoum sentenced her to death by hanging and 100 lashes for being married to a Christian man. Meriam has protested that she is a Christian and witnesses who


Protest – Justice for the Victims and Survivors of Gender/Caste Violence

| Monday, June 2nd, 2014 | No Comments »
Photo Credit Simon de Trey-White and The Independent

BADAUN-BHAGANA-NEVER AGAIN! DEMAND JUSTICE FOR THE VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF GENDER/CASTE VIOLENCE! SBS calls for support for protest against violence against women and caste discrimination in India. Wednesday 4th June 4.30-6.30pm Indian High Commission The Aldwych, London WC2 (nearest tube: Holborn) The appalling gang-rape and lynching of two Dalit girls aged 14 and 15 in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh, India on


Hidden Stories of the Lawrence Inquiry

| Friday, May 30th, 2014 | No Comments »
Hidden stories - Dr Richard Stone  - Photograph by Colin Patterson

Southall Black Sisters is supporting Dr Richard Stone’s book ‘Hidden Stories of the Lawrence Inquiry’ which is being presented at Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College, Southall campus. The event is led by Dr Richard Stone OBE, panel member of the Macpherson Inquiry into the death of Stephen Lawrence and throws a light onto reasons Dr Stone considers have undermined the


SBS clients on a Spouse visa facing violence, abuse and slavery

| Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

The Daily Mirror reports of SBS clients on a Spouse visa facing violence, abuse and slavery Hannana Siddiqui, one of the mainstays of Southall Black Sisters along with Poonam Patti, the Advocacy Manager told Ros Wynne-Jones from the Daily Mirror about the hard won 20-year campaign for a Destitution Domestic Violence ­Concession – the DDVC – and what that meant


Not in our name: House of Commons Meeting

| Friday, May 2nd, 2014 | No Comments »
Not In Our Name - 1 May 2014 - House of Commons v2

Resisting Hindutva, Defending Justice & Human Rights meeting yesterday at the House of Commons organised by Awaaz Human Rights Defenders Network heard powerful contributions from the panel to a packed room! From left to right: Speakers include: Suresh Grover, Director, The Monitoring Group, Pragna Patel, Director, Southall Black Sisters, Professor Gautam Appa, Academic and Human Rights activist, Vrinda Grover, Lawyer,

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