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Female BAME domestic violence victims ‘being failed’ in Manchester

Report from Sisters For Change and The Manchester Maya Project analyses local authority responses

Sisters For Change (SFC) and The Manchester Maya Project warn of institutional racism and sexism in a new report that analyses local authority responses and approaches to domestic abuse within the Greater Manchester area.

Public authorities in Manchester are failing to uphold the human rights of ethnic minority women and children who have been victims of domestic abuse, according to a report.

The report from Sisters For Change, in partnership with The Manchester Maya Project, warns of institutional racism and sexism at the local level in Greater Manchester. It also highlights that women and children from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds (BAME) are not being adequately protected or getting the specialist help they need after suffering domestic abuse.

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For the report, click here. For coverage in The Guardian, click here.