Posts Tagged ‘Domestic Violence’

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


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


Unspoken – Street Theatre Play

| Friday, November 28th, 2014 | No Comments »
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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



| 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


Domestic Violence and Immigration Advice Surgeries

| Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 | No Comments »

Hammersmith and Fulham Law Centre Update June 2014: For updated forms, for clients and agencies please go to Immigration Advice Surgery SBS Domestic Violence and Immigration Outreach Service are being provided by trained domestic violence advocates at Southall Black Sisters and qualified Immigration solicitors from Hammersmith & Fulham Law Centre. Our partnership with Hammersmith & Fulham Law Centre is a long


Domestic Violence Outreach Services

| Thursday, January 31st, 2013 | No Comments »

Domestic Violence Advice Surgeries UPDATE JUNE 2014: Please note these advice surgeries are no longer running, click here for a list of our current Outreach Surgeries Southall Black Sisters will be working with other community and voluntary sector organisations in Ealing to deliver a series of drop –in sessions on domestic violence. Women will be able to seek advice without


Avina Shah prepares to sky-dive for Southall Black Sisters

| Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 | No Comments »

Brit-Asian singer celebrates her birthday by highlighting domestic violence Avina Shah, Brit-Asian singer is definitely one to watch out for as she conquers her fears and prepares to sky-dive off a plane at 13,000 feet to raise money for Southall Black Sisters (SBS). Avina first raised the often silenced issue of domestic violence by dedicating her song ‘Tere Bina (‘Without


Campaign Celebrates Victory for Victims of Domestic Violence

| Friday, March 30th, 2012 | 1 Comment »
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Campaign to Abolish No Recourse to Public Funds Celebrates Victory Home Office Concession for Destitute Victims of Domestic Violence and A Call to Save the Lives of All Women and Children On 1 April 2012, the Home Office will introduce a concession allowing victims of domestic violence on spousal visas with no recourse to public funds (NRPFs) to access benefits


Legal Aid Challenge

| Friday, July 22nd, 2011 | No Comments »
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Southall Black Sisters –v- Secretary of State for Justice On 19 July, the government reversed its decision to deny access to legal aid to abused migrant women. This is a great victory for all of us who work with abused women who have insecure immigration status and who need to seek legal advice and representation to make applications to remain


Download Safe and Sane Report

| Monday, March 7th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Safe and Sane Report launched today, download your copy now. A Model of Intervention on Domestic Violence and Mental Health, Suicide and Self-harm Amongst Black and Minority Ethnic Women This action research is based on the work of Southall Black Sisters (SBS). It examines the connection between domestic violence (including harmful traditional practices such as forced marriage and ‘honour’ based

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