Karishma Dharni

Harmful Practices Training

Free training for frontline professionals working in Hounslow with vulnerable women and girls

Date: Wednesday 26th February 2020
Time: 10am – 1pm
Venue: Southall Black Sisters, 21 Avenue Road, Southall, Middlesex, UB1 3BL

Are you involved in frontline services (in the London Borough of Hounslow) advising on gender-based violence, policing, social services, education, health or services which bring you into contact with vulnerable women and girls?

Using casework, legislation and practical sessions this specialist training will enable professionals to acquire an understanding of harmful practices to be able to identify and respond effectively to these practices within the Violence Against Women & Girls framework. At the end of the session, you will be better able to identify harmful practice cases and provide relevant support to clients who have been and/or at risk of harmful practices.

This training is delivered by experienced professionals from Southall Black Sisters in collaboration with MOPAC. It is free of charge and this session will be for half-day only.

To register your place please email: [email protected]

About Southall Black Sisters

Southall Black Sisters, a specialist not-for-profit, secular and inclusive organisation, was established in 1979 to meet the needs of BME women. Our aims are to highlight and challenge all forms gender-related violence and inequality against women, empower them to gain more control over their lives; live without fear of violence and assert their human rights to justice, equality and freedom. We have been at the forefront of challenging domestic violence and harmful practices locally and nationally, and have campaigned for the provision of proper and accountable legal and welfare services to enable BME women and their children to escape violent relationships and live in dignity.

Based on our 40 years of experience in the BME women’s sector, we provide a range of training programmes, consultancy and specialist reports for statutory bodies, professionals and community groups, sharing our insights and good practice.

We also offer training on:

Domestic and other forms of Gender-based violence
Forced Marriage and Honour Crimes
Domestic Violence and No Recourse to Public Funds

Some feedback from Participants:

“Fantastic course, extremely informative and attentive to the needs of the group. I am leaving the course feeling more confident in the topics discussed.”

“This session was extremely informative! It will definitely enable me to help women who have suffered from harmful practices”.

“I found the training very informative and it was presented in a very calming and approachable way”.

Image used courtesty of Shakila Taranum Maan.

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