Southall Black Sisters

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Southall Black Sisters

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  • SBS

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Description area

Dates of existence

1979-

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.

Places

Southall
London

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GB 1534

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Status

Revised

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Authority record created by Lucy Brownson on 10/09/2021.

Language(s)

  • English

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