CAMPAIGNS

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN TRANSNATIONAL SPACES

Southall Black Sisters’ casework experience in the UK shows that violence against women in transnational spaces is an emerging form of abuse that occurs due to the overlapping processes of migration and marriage. It takes many forms: ranging from the honour killings of British national women deceived into returning to countries of origin where they are killed, to the plight of women who, following marriage, are deliberately stranded abroad. They are left without resources and access to their rights by their partners or families on whom they are entirely dependent for their survival. Our current campaigns seek to highlight the problem of extraterritorial jurisdiction involving violence against women and the need for redress at legal and policy levels in the UK.

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