Sisters For Change report: Unequal Regard, Unequal Protection – Public Authority Responses to Violence Against Black and Minority Ethnic Women in England

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BME and refugee women are 3 times more likely to commit suicide than other women in the UK, says a November 2017 from Sisters For Change. 

Unequal Regard, Unequal Protection assesses how the UK Government and public authorities – both centrally and locally – are responding to violence against BME women in England. 

End Violence Against Women and Southall Black Sisters report: Violence Against Women and Girls – Protecting Women’s Human Rights and Holding the State to Account

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More than 100,000 women and girls in the UK are at risk of and living with the consequences of female genital mutilation, forced marriage and so called ‘honour-based’ violence. 

This is according to the October 2017 report from End Violence Against Women (EVAW) and Southall Black Sisters. 

Court of Appeal judgement: ‘a child is foremost a child before he or she is a refugee’

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The Court of Appeal have restated the principle that ‘a child is foremost a child before he or she is a refugee.’This was part of a July 2017 judgement from Lord Justice Underhill  and Lord Justice Gross. The guidance aims to ensure that children and other vulnerable persons have an effective right of access to Immigration and Asylum Tribunals, and a voice in the proceedings.