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

Date: 29th November 2018 to 30th November 2018
Time: 9:30 am – 4:30pm / 9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Norton Park Conference Centre, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY

Shakti Women’s Aid is holding an awareness training about domestic abuse in Scotland for practitioners and interested individuals. The training will cover the following areas:

  • 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 understandings of the concept of ‘Honour’ and its impact on BME community members experiencing domestic abuse
  • Forced marriage and connected issues
  • 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 understandings of the concept of ‘Honour’ and its impact 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

For those interested in attending, please register using the link here. Please note that lunch is not provided.

The training costs £35 per attendee, to be paid by invoice. Please provide the organisers with invoicing information when booking.

If you have access or other requirements, please contact the organisers directly.


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