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Stop decimating services for BME women experiencing abuse, says the executive director of the anti-violence charity Imkaan Marai Larasi feels a “deep sadness and outrage” at the hostile environment facing black and minority ethnic women at risk of domestic violence and other abuse in the UK in 2019. Larasi, who steps down in May as the executive director of Imkaan, a charity providing services dedicated to ending this violence, says: “There’s something absolutely distressing about trying to run services, trying to live, trying to be safe at a point where we’re being told to go home – and where we have politicians who do not see us as worthy citizens.” Related: Women of colour fleeing violence need help – not penalties for who they are | Lola Okolosie Continue reading...