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. Please register your support by using our Blog on this site and share your experiences, your views to empower and give confidence to other women to come forward, report violence and abuse and end the vicious cycle”
Contact – the women at BlacknBlue
The Facts –Many ethnic women particularly those from South Asian backgrounds suffer Domestic Violence / Forced Marriage in silence and isolation especially those who live in a close environment with their husband’s extended family. Ethnic communities bury their heads 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 their family and community, financial destitution – silently suffering physical violence from the partner, his family or even their own family..
Many of these women were married to these men by force, in the first place (which can be physical, mental or emotional blackmail) 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 and behaviours..
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 may be 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 GET IN TOUCH.
HOW WE HELP – Holistic, person centred and confidential support service using our specially trained team who are understanding of women’s issues and to provide practical support including;
Counselling service: activities to build; confidence & self esteem;
Workshops that looks in depth into – Domestic Violence; Forced Marriage and show how to avoid them;.
Practical help in linking up with; statutory agencies, finding accommodation’ local women groups. local women activities, support from women, socialising with other women
and much more….
If you are suffering violence from your partner or being subjected to a forced marriage we can help you – but you have to take that first brave step by phoning us or call in to see us ….all you need is the confidence and the will to change things you will see a silver lining on that dark cloud you’re living under.
Don’t suffer alone – Contact our specially trained team who are committed to helping you every step of the way.