Previous Events

Domestic Abuse and BME women, children and young people

17 December 2014, 3pm

Awareness-raising training (1.5 days) for any practitioner/individual. Training includes:

  • Definitions of domestic abuse
  • How domestic abuse affects women and families from BME communities
  • How domestic abuse affects BME children and young people
  • The concept of ‘honour’ and how it affects BME women experiencing domestic abuse
  • Forced marriage
  • Immigration issues including entitlement to support
  • Structures and policy

Domestic Abuse and BME women, children and young people

18 December 2014, 3pm

Shakti, Norton Park

Awareness-raising training (1.5 days) for any practitioner/individual. Training includes:

  • Definitions of domestic abuse
  • How domestic abuse affects women and families from BME communities
  • How domestic abuse affects BME children and young people
  • The concept of ‘honour’ and how it affects BME women experiencing domestic abuse
  • Forced marriage
  • Immigration issues including entitlement to support
  • Structures and policy

Scottish Government: Forced Marriage Training

11 February 2015, February - March 2015

In November 2011,  the Forced Marriage etc. (Protection and Jurisdiction) (Scotland) Act 2011 came into force.  It provided a specific civil remedy for those threatened with forced marriage and those already in such a marriage.  It also placed a requirement on statutory agencies to respond appropriately to the issue.

The aim of the training is to skill up selected key personnel to enable them to act as champions within their organisation/area and lead the implementation of work to address forced marriage.  It is hoped that the issue can become mainstreamed into working practice, for example in child protection and adult support and protection. An information disc, including a training manual, will be provided to all delegates for use, as appropriate, in their local areas.

Shakti, in partnership with Scottish Women’s Aid and Hemat Gryffe Women’s Aid, will deliver 4 half-day training sessions for professionals who have previously attended the Forced Marriage training and 4 full day sessions for professionals who have not yet attended. The training will be delivered in various cities across Scotland between February and March 2015.

Please get in touch with Shakti Women’s Aid if you have a strategic role within your organisation and we will add you to the circulation list for the training. Contact us on 0131-475-2399 or email: info@shaktiedinburgh.co.uk

 

Domestic Abuse and BME Women, Children & Young People Training

25 March 2015, 9.30 - 4.30 , 26th March: 9.30 - 12.30

Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY

Awareness-raising training (1.5 days) for any practitioner or interested individual. Training includes:

  • Definitions of domestic abuse
  • How domestic abuse affects women and families from BME communities
  • How domestic abuse affects BME children and young people
  • The concept of ‘honour’ and how it affects BME women experiencing domestic abuse
  • Forced marriage
  • Immigration issues including entitlement to support
  • Structures and policy

Domestic Abuse and BME Women, Children & Young People Training

15 April 2015, 9.30 - 4.30 , 16th April: 9.30 - 4.30

Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY

Awareness-raising training (2 days) for any practitioner or interested individual. Training includes:

  • Definitions of domestic abuse
  • How domestic abuse affects women and families from BME communities
  • How domestic abuse affects BME children and young people
  • The concept of ‘honour’ and how it affects BME women experiencing domestic abuse
  • Forced marriage
  • Immigration issues including entitlement to support
  • Structures and policy

Domestic Abuse and BME Women, Children & Young People Training

16 June 2015, 9.30 am - 4.30pm, 17th: 9.30am - 12.30pm.

Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, EH7 5QY

Domestic Abuse and BME Women, Children and Young People

15 September 2015, 9:30am-4:30pm; 16 September 2015, 9:30am-12:30pm

Norton Park Conference Centre, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY

Awareness-raising training (1.5 days) for any practitioner or interested individual. Training includes:

  • Definitions of domestic abuse
  • How domestic abuse affects women and families from BME communities
  • How domestic abuse affects BME children and young people
  • The concept of ‘honour’ and how it affects BME women experiencing domestic abuse
  • Forced marriage
  • Immigration issues including entitlement to support
  • Structures and policy

Domestic Abuse and BME Women, Children and Young People

20 October 2015, 9:30am-4:30pm; 21 October 2015, 9:30am-12:30pm

Norton Park Conference Centre, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY

Awareness-raising training (1.5 days) for any practitioner or interested individual. Training includes:

  • Definitions of domestic abuse
  • How domestic abuse affects women and families from BME communities
  • How domestic abuse affects BME children and young people
  • The concept of ‘honour’ and how it affects BME women experiencing domestic abuse
  • Forced marriage
  • Immigration issues including entitlement to support
  • Structures and policy

Domestic Abuse and BME Women, Children and Young People

17 November 2015, 9:30am-4:30pm; 18th November, 9:30am-12:30pm

Norton Park Conference Centre, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY

Awareness-raising training (1.5 days) for any practitioner or interested individual. Training includes:

  • Definitions of domestic abuse
  • How domestic abuse affects women and families from BME communities
  • How domestic abuse affects BME children and young people
  • The concept of ‘honour’ and how it affects BME women experiencing domestic abuse
  • Forced marriage
  • Immigration issues including entitlement to support
  • Structures and policy

Gender Based Violence and BME Women, Children & Young People Training

17 May 2016, 9.30 - 4.30 , 18th May: 9.30 - 4.30

Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY

Awareness-raising training (2 days) for any practitioner or interested individual. Training includes:

  • Definitions of domestic abuse
  • How domestic abuse affects women and families from BME communities
  • How domestic abuse affects BME children and young people
  • The concept of ‘honour’ and how it affects BME women experiencing domestic abuse
  • Forced marriage
  • Immigration issues including entitlement to support
  • Structures and policy
  • What is Female Genital Mutilation
  • Identifying warning signs
  • Criminal legislation on FGM in Scotland

 

We have now added a half day input on Female Genital Mutilation facilitated by Fatou Baldeh, who has worked alongside DARF (Dignity Alert & Research Forum) campaigning and raising awareness of FGM issues in Scotland.