The Home Office worked in partnership with Southall Black Sisters to develop the content for this leaflet. Southall Black Sisters are a not-for-profit organisation that works with black (Asian and African-Caribbean) women. They offer specialist advice, information, counselling and self-help support services in several community languages.
The leaflet is aimed specifically at women in black and minority ethnic communities. It covers advice on the three steps to escaping violence and abuse:
- report the abuse
- how to take actions
- how to keep safe from abuse
It brings together such issues as ’honour’-based violence, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, dowry abuse, domestic and sexual abuse, and having no recourse to public funds.
We have translated the leaflet into 12 other languages, including Welsh.