Why I am Involved in Southall Black Sisters
We say why specialist services and campaigning are vital to end gender-based violence
In 2016, Southall Black Sisters embarked on a five-year project funded by The National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) to provide holistic services on violence against black and minority women and girls. In particular, it funded our advocacy, strategic casework and Survivor Ambassador programme. The project has helped over 500 women and their children through casework so far. The evaluation of the project will help to develop a model of effective holistic intervention.
This year, the NLCF also provided extra emergency funding to deal with increased demand due to the Covid -19 pandemic. This has enabled us to provide more intensive advice and advocacy, counselling and more support to those with no recourse to public funds via our No Recourse Fund.
This video focuses on why some members of Southall Black Sisters are involved in the organisation and the main issues it has handled as well as its achievements over the years. It includes a piece by Hannana Siddiqui who is evaluating the NLCF project, Debdetta Dobe who is monitoring and reporting on the grants and ‘Beena’ who is active as an SBS Survivor Ambassador. We will be adding more voices to this video in future.