SBS is alarmed by @libertyhq’s revelations that the @ukhomeoffice rule on rough sleeping may lead to indirect discrimination against abused migrant women and other vulnerable groups.…
Shockingly an Equality Impact Assessment of the policy by @ukhomeoffice accepts that the rule may discriminate specifically on grounds of race eg against Asian women who are homeless as a result of domestic violence. It says this is justified in order to “protect the public”
Whilst the Govt continues to make claims about treating BME survivors as “victims first and foremost” in the context of the #DABill, it is increasingly clear that its hostile anti-immigration agenda will trump the protection of women and girls from violence every time.
We remind the @ukhomeoffice that we will continue to draw attention to and fight against such forms of state driven violence and discrimination.

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28 Jan
Thank you to everyone joining us for this evening’s webinar. SBS Director Pragna Patel explains that many women who have a religious only marriage find themselves ‘left high & dry’ after separation, by their partners, by their communities & by the state for allowing it to happen
Pragna Patel says weddings law is failing to understand minority women’s positions – it doesn’t understand the wider context in which minority women exercise choice. It’s often choice exercised in very constraining circumstances.
Pragna Patel: Minority women are shunted from pillar to post, with no one taking responsibility for their protection and justice, leaving them to regressive forces in our communities
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5 Jan
Happy New Year. SBS is entering 2021 w/a renewed energy to fight for long-awaited protections for migrant women. As the #DABill enters #SecondReading in the House of Lords today, Govt must listen and use the chance to enshrine #ProtectionForAll:
We are grateful to @BishGloucester for leading on our amendments to extend the DV Rule and DDVC to all migrant survivors of abuse subject to NRPF. Without this women will continue to remain trapped in abuse and men will continue to abuse with impunity.
You can read our blog reflecting on the journey of the #DABill so far here. Pls RT and support #ProtectionForAll…
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