Reclaiming Voice: Minoritised Women and Sexual Violence

In March 2020, Imkaan, the UK’s only second-tier women’s organisation dedicated to addressing violence against black and minoritised women and girls, published the report, Reclaiming Voice: Minoritised Women and Sexual Violence.

The report was launched in the UK Parliament and is a national study of how minoritised women make sense of and respond to sexual violence within a wider societal context of silencing. Reclaiming Voice is the result of a collaboration between Sumanta Roy (Imkaan’s head of research, evaluation, and development) and Dr Ravi Thiara (sociologist at the University of Warwick). Alongside detailed narratives on the help-seeking journeys of minoritised survivors, the report also provides promising practice approaches from specialist women’s organisations and recommendations for improving policy and practice.


Reclaiming Voice: Minoritised Women and Sexual Violence
04 March 2020



Joanna Bourke
‘Imkaan, Intersectionality, and Sexual Violence’ 
SHaME Blog, 11 March 2020

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