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Children Are The Overlooked Victims of Domestic Abuse

Children Are The Overlooked Victims of Domestic Abuse

I recently came across an article by Patrick Stewart which I first read around 15 years ago (read the full article here) which is both heartfelt and harrowing. He talks with clarity and honesty about witnessing the domestic abuse suffered by his mother when he was a child growing up in the 1940s. It’s striking...

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Maa Shanti on the BBC

Catherine Skinner, director of Maa Shanti was recently interviewed for an item on the BBC website.   Catherine, while discussing Maa Shanti' work, told the BBC that "Every community has different needs when it comes to violence against women and girls,"  Read the full article here.

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International Women’s Day 2024

International Women’s Day 2024

We stand in solidarity with women all over the world and in our own communities who are impacted by violence, discrimination, misogyny, injustice, and abuse. This International Women’s Day we focus on the powerful South Asian women who have never received the recognition they deserve and the women in our communities...

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What really matters

What really matters

The last twelve months have been challenging in so many ways it seems overwhelming to even attempt to list them here. The impact of what we see and hear in the news everyday is unbearable. It can make us feel hopeless and isolated, fearful of what the future holds. It creates anxiety for our communities, our...

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Christmas period

We are closed during the Christmas period from Friday 22nd December 2023 until Monday 8th January 2024. It is still possible to make referrals during this time, but please be aware that we will only be able to follow up during the week starting 8th January. If you or someone you know is in danger, you must call 999.

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International Women’s Day 2023

International Women’s Day 2023

Every year International Women's Day is celebrated across the world on 8th March. It brings women together to celebrate our shared achievements, challenges, history, intersectionality, inspirations, communities and more. We stand in solidarity with all women's organisations fighting for equality, justice, change and...

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Christmas period

Please be aware that our offices will be closed from Friday 16th December until Tuesday 3rd January and our full timetable will resume on Monday 9th January. If you would like to make a referral, we will be in contact with you and the client you referred the week commencing 3rd January. If you are in danger, please...

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South Asian Heritage Month: a woman’s story

South Asian Heritage Month: a woman’s story

My grandmother used to tell me a story from our family about a young woman from India who came to the UK when she married a British soldier posted in Central India. That’s about all I know about her, but I think about what it might have been like for her sometimes. What it was like to leave everything behind to move...

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South Asian Heritage Month: a woman’s story

South Asian Heritage Month: a woman’s story

South Asian Heritage means remembering our history generally, personally and being proud of my own heritage. I am proud to be a British Asian and I am grateful to my late grandfather for that. He taught me sacrifice and working harder to achieve better. He came from East Pakistan to England in 1958, as much as he was...

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