Action: Save Roshni, Nottingham’s South Asian Women’s Refuge

26Jun09

Roshni, based in Nottingham, is a womens refuge which has existed for 24 years supporting primarily South Asian women who were victims of domestic, sexual violence and forced marriage. Nottingham Council has threatened to remove their funding.

Over the last two years Roshni have supported over 1000 women and children to leave situations of violence, support that would not be available had Roshni not existed.

The availability of specialist refuge space is paramount to the well-being, safety and lives of South Asian women

Nottingham’s decision fails to take account of the unequal social, economic and cultural context which makes it difficult, if not impossible, for South Asian women to access external help and support.

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