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


Conference on the Religious-Right, Secularism and Civil Rights

| Thursday, September 18th, 2014 | No Comments »
Conference on the Religious-Right, Secularism and Civil Rights

Pragna Patel, Director of Southall Black Sisters will be taking part in the Historic International Conference On the Religious-Right, Secularism and Civil Rights 11-12 October 2014. This conference comes at a critical point for BME women, minority communities and all free thinkers forging a secular and democratic world view for equality and civil rights. Conference of a life-time on the


Sharia Wills – Open letter to the Law Society

| Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 | No Comments »
Sharia wills

A betrayal of Rights and freedom of minority women 17 September 2014 We write this open letter as a concerned group of organisations and individuals working on issues of gender equality and human rights in the UK and elsewhere. You may be aware that recently, under threat of legal action in respect of a breach of the Equality Act 2010,


SBS Nominated for Lloyds Bank Community Fund Award!

| Friday, September 5th, 2014 | No Comments »
Lloyds award blog

Please vote for us! The Lloyds Bank Community Fund is a national initiative for the public to vote for their local charity or cause. The fund states that “we believe in helping the communities we’re part of to thrive, that’s why our Community Fund provides grants to local good causes across the UK. More than 600,000 people will benefit from


Stories of Dissent and Solidarity

| Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »
WAF-StoriesofDissentandSolidarity-Rob Kenyon copyright

Women Against Fundamentalism: Stories of Dissent and Solidarity Publication to mark 25 years of Women Against Fundamentalism Women Against Fundamentalism [WAF] are celebrating and launching ‘Stories of Dissent and Solidarity’ with an event on 19th September at Rich Mix and tickets will be available in mid-August. Speakers include Pragna Patel, Natalie Bennett, Nadje Al Ali and Georgie Wemyss. Edited by


Forced Marriage in the UK: An Abuse of Human Rights

| Friday, July 25th, 2014 | No Comments »

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


The Whole School Project

| Friday, July 25th, 2014 | No Comments »

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


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.


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


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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