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“I saw the word Roshni on the internet and it resonated with me, here l was standing in darkness and Roshni was the inviting light in my life. I took the biggest step in my life and made that call. This was one of the hardest things I did in my life” 


We support Black & Minoritised communities affected by domestic abuse including Forced Marriage & Honour Based Abuse. Set up in 1979, Roshni Birmingham is a leading provider supporting survivors through their journey to safety, confidence and independence to live free from violence, abuse and fear. 


“Roshni is a well-established and experienced charity which has always been at the forefront of tackling issues affecting Black and Minoritised Communities.
It has given me a deeper understanding of the barriers that are faced reporting domestic abuse. Roshni has helped countless survivors in their darkest
hour and I am proud to be a Patron of this
remarkable charity”

Rakhee Thakrar – Roshni Patron

"Everyone has the right to live a life which is free from violence and abuse. Domestic abuse won’t stop unless we all speak out against it.  I am not just honoured but deeply humbled to be given the opportunity to be Chief Executive of Roshni Birmingham. We have a proven track record of excellent work, which is evidenced in our outcomes, stakeholder feedback and relationships with funders. Our work is invaluable to the thousands of victims we support and I am delighted to lead the organisation to achieve its aim and objectives."  


Surwat Sohail Chief Executive

"Roshni is an exceptional organisation in that it works in partnership with other organisations, creates events and workshops to raise awareness and tackle DV, is open and transparent in the way they speak about the services on offer and have a small but dedicated and passionate team who are committed to making positive changes for the people who access their services and the communities in which they serve." 

Khakan Qureshi - Finding A Voice

"Roshni plays a vital role in offering specialist support and advocacy to Black and Minoritised women experiencing domestic abuse. Many women using the service would not be able to access statutory / mainstream provision because of cultural and language barriers. The gap filled primarily is in providing survivors with a route to access services at all levels." 
Annie Reeve - Women’s Aid Federation of England - Quality & Sustainability Officer

"Roshni continues to play a vital role in addressing the needs of Black and Minoritised communities by providing direct support services to male and female survivors of domestic abuse and advocating on their behalf to ensure their voices are reflected in future policy and legislation." 

Parveen Hassan - CPS West Midlands - Inclusion and CE Manager 

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