Bring Louis Home

| Monday, October 26th, 2015 | No Comments »
Bring Louis Home copyright Afsana

#BringLouisHome Campaign SBS is supporting this campaign against the appalling discriminatory Sharia laws of Dubai and the lack of an adequate British state response. We have only just got involved and have agreed to support Afsana’s quest for justice. Please can you share/circulate widely and try and come to the demonstration. Join us on 29th October 2015 at 11am opposite


Immigration Bill a serious threat to liberty

| Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 | No Comments »

Southall Black Sisters joins lawyers and civil society organisations in voicing opposition to the government’s Immigration Bill which will impact adversely on fundamental freedoms and civil liberties. 90 civil society organisations, university lecturers and lawyers criticise the immigration bill as a serious threat to liberty In a letter published in the Times, 90 leading civil society organisations, university lecturers and


Denise Marshall

| Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 | No Comments »

We at Southall Black Sisters are extremely sad to learn of the death of Denise Marshall, Chief Executive of Eaves, a feminist charity, after a short but fierce battle with inoperable cancer. Denise did ground breaking work for women trafficked into prostitution (the Poppy Project); a peer befriending scheme for sexual violence survivors (the Amina scheme) and a London-wide training


Gender is all too relevant in violence statistics

| Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 | No Comments »
Alison Saunders Copyright Guardian Photograph Andrew Matthews

Originally published in the Guardian on 7th July 2015 Your correspondents call on the director of public prosecutions to “affirm [her] commitment to eliminating intimate violence against human beings of any gender” and criticise the Crown Prosecution Service’s presentation of statistics in its annual violence against women and girls report for being so explicitly gendered (Letters, 2 July). It is


Legal Aid and Access to Justice

| Friday, June 19th, 2015 | No Comments »

SBS urges all those who work on violence against women issues to respond to the call (see below) for evidence on the impact of the legal aid cuts on women’s access to justice. Access to justice is one of the most pressing issues facing front line services that work on gender based violence issues. We must do all we can


UN Special Rapporteur on #VAWG report on UK

| Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 | No Comments »
Rashida Manjoo image copyright vitalvoices

Southall Black Sisters response to UN Special Rapporteur on #VAWG report on UK ‘Southall Black Sisters welcomes today’s UN report on the UK government’s response to violence against women. The report highlights the many serious failings of the UK government to adhere to international human rights, equality and non-discrimination principles by adopting an inconsistent and contradictory response to violence against


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

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