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Forced Marriage in the UK: An Abuse of Human Rights

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

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The Whole School Project

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

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

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

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Forced Marriage Training Seminar

| Friday, March 1st, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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A Free Training Seminar on Forced Marriage This seminar is aimed at practitioners working on forced marriage with a particular focus on the needs and re-settlement of repatriated victims. The seminar will help to increase your understanding of: The nature of forced marriage The impact of forced marriage on women and girls How to help prevent or help a victim

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Immigration policy on forced marriage is unlawful

| Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 | 4 Comments »
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Landmark Supreme Court Ruling: Immigration policy on forced marriage is unlawful Southall Black Sisters welcomes the judgment in the Quila and Bibi* case. The Supreme Court has stated that the government’s ban on non-EU spouses under the age of 21 from entering the UK, is an unlawful interference on a couple’s right to respect for private and family life. SBS

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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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Safe and Sane Report Launch

| Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 | No Comments »
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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 violence) and mental health, suicide and self-harm problems amongst black

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10 Key Actions for a Safer World

| Monday, September 27th, 2010 | No Comments »
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ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST BLACK & MINORITY ETHNIC (BME) WOMEN & GIRLS WHAT BME WOMEN WANT – 10 KEY ACTIONS FOR A SAFER WORLD In the Autumn of 2010, SBS and the End Violence against Women coalition organised consultation seminars on a national strategy on violence against BME women and girls. Over 200 individuals and organisations attended these events around the

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