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Pragna Patel

Founding Member & Ex-Director - Southhall Black Sisters (SBS)

Pragna Patel is a founding member and director of Southall Black Sisters (SBS) – an advocacy and campaigning centre. Established in 1979 to meet the needs of black and minority women, the bulk of SBS’ work is directed at assisting women and children obtain effective protection and assert their fundamental human right in the face of gender-based violence and related problems. Over the years, Pragna has been centrally involved in some of SBS’ most important cases and campaigns on domestic violence, immigration and religious fundamentalism. She has also written extensively on race, gender and religion and on the need to address multiple and overlapping forms of discrimination that create injustice and inequality. She finally stepped down as director in 2021.