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About the day:
This day provides an opportunity to consider the impact of domestic abuse on women and children from Black Minority Ethnic communities.
The workshop demystifies the excuses that women and those around them including their abuser, extended family and community use to minimize and justify their abuse and the additional barriers they present in leaving abusive relationships.
The workshop will be led by Mridul Wadhwa.
Mridul Wadhwa is the information and education officer at Shakti Women’s Aid. Since 2005, she has worked to support BME women and children affected by domestic abuse, forced marriage and other forms of gender based violence. She has campaigned for recognition of the challenges faced by BME women, children and young people and for equality in the support they receive.
Shakti Women’s Aid is an Edinburgh based charity that provides support and information to Black Minority Ethnic women, children and young people experiencing domestic abuse from their partners, ex-partners and other members of the household. Shakti provides services in Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife, Tayside and Forth Valley.
Aims of the day:
To use real stories and experiences, to explore the impact of Culture, Faith, Shame, Honour, Race and Migration in the experiences of BME families affected by domestic abuse and the challenges experienced by those supporting them.
CPD points available: 6
There are five steps at the front and ten at the rear of York Place. The training room is on the first floor. We have a small lift which runs from the ground floor to the third floor and that cannot be used in the event of fire. If you experience any difficulty with mobility, or if there is anything else that could inhibit your participation in this training, it is important that you let us know, to ensure your safety at the event. We have a hearing induction loop available. Please let us know if you would like to make use of this facility.
Cancellation 10 days or more before the date of the event: 100% refund
Cancellation between 10 days and 3 days before the date of the event: 50% refund
Cancellation 3 days or less before the date of the event: no refund, but services can send a replacement.
If a course or event is cancelled by Relationships Scotland (because of insufficient numbers or unforeseen circumstances) then all fees will be fully refunded. Unfortunately we are unable to reimburse out of pocket expenses, such as travel and accommodation.
Please make your booking no later than Friday 8 August 2014.
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Those who are requesting their local services to fund their place must ask the service to make the booking on their behalf.