Events and training

Practice-based training on issues affecting BME women experiencing domestic abuse.

Specialist training on:

  • Responding to forced marriage.
  • Female genital mutilation.
  • ‘Honour-based’ abuse.

We offer multi-agency training for practitioners, students and others, and customised training tailored to your organisation.

Contact us for more information.

Upcoming Events

Shakti Women’s Aid: Domestic Abuse and BME Women, Children, and Young People

29 November 2018, 9:30am

Norton Park Conference Centre, Albion Road, Edinburgh

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shakti-womens-aid-domestic-abuse-and-bme-women-children-and-young-people-tickets-47707558592?aff=ehomecard

Awareness-raising training (1.5 days) for any practitioner or interested individual.
29th (9:30am – 4:30pm) & 30th (9:30am – 12:30pm) November 2018.

Training includes:
• The definitions of domestic abuse in Scotland
• How domestic abuse affects women and their families from Black / Minority Ethnic (BME) communities
• How domestic abuse affects BME children and young people
• The varying understanding of the concept of ‘Honour’ and how this impacts on BME community members experiencing domestic abuse
• Forced marriage and connected issues
• Immigration issues such as women with ‘No Recourse to Public Funds’ status Structures and policies existing in Scotland & UK

We look forward to welcoming you.