Black and Minority Ethnic Women’s Experiences of Gender Based Violence

Black and Minority Ethnic Women’s Experiences of Gender Based Violence
Tuesday 30th November 2021, 2.00-4.30pm 

What is this training?

This webinar 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 and how practitioners can provide support within the current legal framework.

Who is this learning for?

This webinar is aimed at practitioners and professionals working in East Lothian or Midlothian.

Are there any pre-requisites for attending this course?

Applicants must have a firm grounding in Violence Against Women and Girls by either having completed ‘Improving our Practice on Violence against Women and Girls: Spotlight on Domestic Abuse’ or an equivalent VAWG face-to-face training, and also the Domestic Abuse Awareness Raising Tool

What are the learning outcomes?

Participants will have:

  • Understanding of the different forms of Gender Based Violence
  • Understanding of the concept of ‘Honour’ and how it affects BME Women and their children
  • Understanding of key practice messages

How will the training be delivered?

This training will take place on a virtual basis, using Microsoft Teams, over a half day. You should only sign up to this course if you can access the training via Microsoft Teams. The training will be facilitated by Shakti Women’s Aid.

How do I apply?

Speak to your line manager about whether this course is suitable for your role and level of experience. Demand for this course will be high, therefore you are required to seek your manager’s approval, ensure that you are available on the day, and that you have protected time to attend before enrolling. You can then apply by completing the enrolment form below.

The closing date for booking on this course is 19th October. Applicants will be notified shortly thereafter if they have been allocated a space on this course.

For further information please contact – 0131 653 5150 or

Note: This course may count towards the Continuous Professional Learning requirements for your registration body.

To book a place please complete the document below and return by e-mail BY NO LATER THAN 19th October (in WORD FORMAT ONLY) to

Black and Minority Ethnic Women’s Experiences of GBV Application – November 2021

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