We aim to highlight and challenge all forms of gender-related violence against women, empower them to gain more control over their lives.
WHAT IS DOMESTIC ABUSE?
Domestic abuse is defined as a pattern of controlling, coercive, or threatening behaviour, violence, or abuse perpetrated by an intimate partner or family member. Abuse can be psychological, physical, sexual, economic, or emotional. The incidents often become more frequent and severe over time.
Abuse is abuse, whether it consists of a single incident or a long-term pattern of behaviour.
IN AN EMERGENCY
Southall Black Sisters does not provide a 24-hour emergency service. If you need help out of hours (9am -5 pm) contact the freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247. In an emergency, dial 999.