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BME Women’s Experiences of Gender Based Violence

This is a past event.

From 10:00 to 16:00 on 12th February 2020

Scottish Women's Aid, 132 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 3JD

Cost: £95 per statutory sector delegate/£75 per voluntary sector delegate/£60 Cedar group-worker, inclusive of buffet lunch

This session will raise awareness and broaden understanding of the varied issues for black and minority ethnic (BME) women and their children experiencing domestic abuse, forced marriage and other types of gender based violence. It will explore the social, cultural and religious factors which impact upon BME women’s experiences of gender based violence.

The session will address the following learning issues:

• The concept of ‘Honour’ and how it affects BME Women and their children
• How domestic abuse affects BME Women and their children
• Forced Marriage and identifying warning signs
• Immigration issues including entitlement to support

Facilitators from Shakti Women’s Aid:

Shakti Women’s Aid helps BME women, children, and young people experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic abuse from a partner, ex-partner, and/ or other members of the household. We also work closely with the Scottish Government, Police Scotland, NHS Scotland, and other statutory and voluntary services. We provide training and consultancy for agencies working with BME women, children, and young people.

Social Justice & Poverty
Local Authority Area
City of Edinburgh Council
Scottish Women's Aid
0131 226 6606