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Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Parveen Hassan, and Surwat Sohail, CEO Roshni 
I was delighted to support Roshni to mark its 40 year celebrations conference in tackling domestic abuse, forced marriage and honour based abuse, at the Millenium Point, West Midlands. 

It’s crucial to support the women charity sector and their vital services to address  all forms of violence against women and girls. Roshni is a registered charity, operating for over 30 years is devoted to providing support for South Asian women and their children who have suffered from domestic violence, forced marriage and honour based abuse. 

The refuge supports South Asian women from many countries including: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, Nepal,  Sri Lanka. The refuge provides safe emergency accommodation, for women and children fleeing these horrific crimes. And assesses the needs and vulnerabilities of abused women and support them from the initial steps of leaving an abusive relationship through to starting a new life in a new home. 

Working with the CEO, and team, the conference consisted of speakers and experts in the field from academia, charities, law enforcement and government. 

Roshni, BCC, Parveen, WMP
The event highlighted collaboration, best practice with strategic partners and front line service providers to further develop an overall West Midlands strategy which provides a co-ordinated response in supporting victims experiencing forced marriage and honour based violence. 

Roshni also aimed to launch a range of new and exciting projects supporting victims of forced marriage and honour based violence including a helpline for referrals. 

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