File 2 - Southall Black Sisters

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Reference code

GB 1534 CLCBLG/3/2

Title

Southall Black Sisters

Date(s)

  • 1979 - 1990 (Creation)

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File

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1 file.

Context area

Name of creator

(1979-)

Administrative history

Southall Black Sisters (SBS), a not-for-profit, secular and inclusive organisation, was established in 1979 to meet the needs of Black (Asian and African-Caribbean) women. Their aims are to highlight and challenge all forms gender-related violence against women, empower them to gain more control over their lives; live without fear of violence and assert their human rights to justice, equality and freedom.

For over three decades SBS have been at the forefront of challenging domestic and gender-related violence locally and nationally, and have campaigned for the provision of proper and accountable support services to enable women and their children to escape violent relationships and live in dignity. They run an advice, advocacy and resource centre in West London which provides a comprehensive service to women experiencing violence and abuse and other forms of inequality. SBS offers specialist advice, information, casework, advocacy, counselling and self-help support services in several community languages, especially South Asian languages.

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Scope and content

Folder containing: Copy of Southall Black Sisters letter informing colleagues of Centre’s launch of safe house project for women and girls facing sexual abuse and incest (9 Jan 1990); pamphlet outlining Southall Black Sisters’ aims, objectives, campaigns (1987); Against the Grain: A Celebration of Survival and Struggle publication documenting SBS’s history and achievements, including essays from members (1989).

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Open for consultation.

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Language of material

  • English

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    Notes area

    Note

    Content note: References to incest and sexual abuse.

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    Description control area

    Description identifier

    CLCBLG 3/2

    Institution identifier

    GB 1534

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    Status

    Draft

    Level of detail

    Partial

    Dates of creation revision deletion

    Created Summer 2021

    Language(s)

    • English

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      Sources

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