We are pleased to announce our second excellent speaker for the next Forever Manchester Women, taking place on Wednesday 18th October, kindly sponsored by Slater and Gordon and held at their event space: The Deck.

FM Women comprises of networking with like-minded ladies from across the region, followed by two speeches from two inspiring local women. We’ve announced our first speaker, Olympic gold medallist Nicola White, but we will also hear from Sandhya at the event who is involved with a community project funded by Forever Manchester.


Sandhya Sharma, Safety4Sisters

Safety4Sisters (S4S) is an amazing grassroots Manchester-based women’s organisation that support vulnerable migrant women who cannot access safe accommodation or welfare support and who are experiencing gender-based violence.

They were set up initially as a campaigning organisation in 2009 when members saw that this group of women experiencing domestic/sexual violence were routinely being denied crucial safe accommodation and welfare assistance when seeking to leave the violent situation.

S4S works with many women including those on visas who have no recourse to public funds, failed asylum seekers who have been made destitute, non-identified trafficked women and women with no immigration status. Because of their often fragile immigration status, women often are positioned under the radar with minimal exposure to authority and therefore state support in particular when leaving/experiencing gender-based violence. S4S works to break down the social exclusion that this group face to build up social integration though encouraging women’s engagement to access their rights, to safety and support, and recourse to legal justice including routes to legalising their immigration status.


If you’d like to see Sandhya, who has an inspirational story to share with women across Greater Manchester, join us at Forever Manchester Women at Slater and Gordon on Wednesday 18th October, 5-7pm. Find out more about the event here.

Tickets are just £20, which includes a welcome drink and canapes.

Tickets can be purchased online by using the ticketing form below.

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Wednesday 18th October – 5-7pm
Slater and Gordon – The Deck
58 Mosley Street,
M2 3HZ