Ethnic Women and Domestic Violence

"BREAKING DOWN THE WALLS OF SILENCE"

Dear Sisters
“We at BlacknBlue understand all the reasons why ethnic women tolerate abuse and forced marriage, but it is your right that you do not have to tolerate any kind of abuse or oppression because of culture that has nothing to do with our religions so please register your support by using our Blog on this site and share your experiences and views and give confidence to other women to come forward and report violence and abuse”
Contact - the women at BlacknBlue




THE FACTS

Many ethnic women particularly those from South Asian suffer Domestic Violence/Forced Marriage in silence and isolation especially those who live in a close environment with their husbands extended family. Ethnic communities bury their head in the sand over these issues relying on the fear of the women involved to keep it from ever being brought out into the open and thus eradicating it.

Most of these women especially those new to the UK are afraid to speak out about their plight due to fears regarding losing children, deportation, shame of divorce in the family and community, financial destitution, suffering physical violence from the partner or his family or even their own family.

 

Many of these women were married to these men by force (which can be physical, mental or emotional blackmail) in the first place and some are not even aware what they are tolerating is abuse.

Many of the children of these women will become abusers themselves through witnessing a culture of abuse in their family without any corrective learning to change their thoughts.



 

Ending the Cycle of Abuse

BlacknBlue is determined to bring an end to Domestic Violence/Forced Marriage against ethnic women and have set up various services to help both existing victims and those women who maybe vulnerable to abuse. Our services are open to all women Ethnic or Caucasian who are suffering from abuse/ vulnerable to abuse and those women who like us want to see an end to it in all communities.




WE UNDERSTAND YOUR FEARS AND RELUCTANCE BUT
IF YOU’RE A VICTIM OF ABUSE OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS,
THEN CONTACT US FOR CONFIDENTIAL ADVICE AND SUPPORT OR
IF YOU WANT TO HELP US AND BECOME INVOLVED THEN PLEASE DO



HOW WE HELP

* Confidential support service for victims
* Counselling service and activities to build confidence and self esteem
* Workshops that go deeply into Domestic Violence/Forced Marriage
* Workshops that show how to avoid Domestic Violence/Forced Marriage
* Practical help in linking up with:

  • statutory agencies

  • finding accommodation

  • local women group/activities

  • women for support and /or socialising

  • and much more

 

Why not call us on
Office Hours:  01753 550 788
Out of Office: 0777 29 77772
E-mail:             abuse@blacknblue.org.uk
Post / Visit:     8 Ledgers Road 
                         Slough   SL1 2QX