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#Who is she? Sarbjit Athwal

A very special evening was held last night to celebrate Sarbjit’s achievement of being one of just over 100 women to receive the  Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland’s (SIGBI) # Who Is She? Award.  As our Centenary year ( 1921-2021)  continues,  we are very fortunate to have Sarbjit as a member of our Club.  Sally Curtis presented  Sarbjit with her certificate face-to- face  with several members of our Club and others joining in on Zoom. Sarbjit’s work with the charity True Honour  focuses on supporting women who are survivors of  domestic abuse, forced marriage and FGM.  Her  work has been exemplary and her own personal journey as the sister – in – law of  Surjit Athwal, who was the subject of an honour killing, has been documented in the book Shamed. You can read Sarbjit’s story for the #Who is She? Award here : 154. Sarbjit Kaur Athwal (   

A recent SIGBI podcast was produced of Sarbjit being interviewed by Liz Batten: Ending Forced Marriage on the Road to Equality   More  can be read about our work with three domestic abuse charities, True Honour, East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services and Reigate and Banstead Women’s Aid:   Focus on Domestic Abuse