Events

Celebrating Pan-London Collaborative Services Tackling Domestic and Sexual Violence

 

Where: St Luke’s Community Centre, Garden Room, 90 Central Street, London EC1V 8AJ

When: Tuesday 5 September, 9.30AM – 1.30PM

Register here

This event is to relaunch London Councils Funding of Priority 2: Tackling Domestic and Sexual Violence for 2017-2021. The projects Ascent, DeafHope and LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership have all recieved funding for the next four years under Priority 2.

This event will celebrate our successes and demonstrate the ongoing need for Pan-London specialist services tackling domestic and sexual violence.

Agenda

  • Keynote speaker – Cllr Lib Peck
  • Presentations from the projects funded under Priority 2
  • Forum Theatre – a session where professional actors will present a scenario before the audience is tasked with solving the particular issues faced by one of the actors from the scenario

There will be a market stall area where you will be able to attain more information about each project, network, share knowledge and learning, and discuss potential partnerships and collaborations.

Chair: Yasmin Rehman.

We’re inviting:

  • Commissioners of domestic and sexual violence services
  • Borough officers and domestic and sexual violence Coordinators
  • Councillors
  • Statutory sector services
  • Voluntary and community sector organisations working on D&SV
  • Priority 1 and 2 organisations
  • Organisations working in related areas such as homelessness and housing, no recourse to public funds, health, refugee and asylum seekers, etc

The event will:

  • Increase participants’ understanding of the range of services delivered across London
  • Raise awareness about referral pathways in London
  • Demonstrate the value of collaborative working and the successes it brings
  • Support and enhance cross sector working
  • Share knowledge and expertise across sectors
  • Share the latest policy and/or legislative development

Please note, this event is funded for two participants per organisation. If more than two persons from the same organisation want to attend the event, they will be placed on a waiting list and will be registered for the event depending on availability.

This course is funded for women’s organisations or projects based in London working with those affected by sexual and domestic violence

Lunch will be provided.


SPECIAL EVENT – Health and Violence against Women and Grils – A Holistic Approach to Change

Date: Wednesday 28 June 2017

Time: 9:30AM – 4:00PM

Location: Amnesty International, Human Rights Action Centre, London, EC2A 3EA

Register: here 

The first special event of 2017-18 will focus on health and violence against women and girls. This event will emphasise the need of a holistic approach in understanding health and VAWG both within the VAWG sector and across other social issues and sectors. The aim of this event is to facilitate cross-sector conversations on health and violence against women and girls in a safe and collaborative environment by providing a space for thought-provoking, inspiring, and engaging conversations extending well beyond the event.

The event will consist of speeches and workshops presented by speakers and facilitators exhibiting a rich variety of expertise, experience and perspectives. Topics of the day include:

  • Women carers
  • BME women
  • Mental health
  • Austerity
  • Legal Frameworks
  • No Recourse to Public Funds – health impacts
  • Pregnancy and related health risks
  • Cross- sector partnerships

Special Events are quarterly events put on by Women’s Resource Centre as part of the Ascent project. The topics of the events reflect emerging needs of the VAWG sector, including VSO’s, public services, housing and cross-sector needs.

 Who’s it for?

  • Women’s organisations and projects in London
  • Services that address the needs of those at risk of or experiencing VAWG, e.g.:
    • Voluntary and community sector organisations
    • Statutory sector services
    • Officers from different public service teams such as safeguarding, housing, social service
    • Commissioners of VAWG services
  • Partner organisations from related areas of delivery especially those that address women’s health needs, homelessness and housing, no recourse to public funds, refugee and asylum seekers, young people, substance misuse etc

The event aims to:

  • Facilitate conversation, find solutions and share perspectives and visions
  • Identify obstacles and develop long lasting and beneficial collaboration and partnerships
  • Increase participants’ understanding of the need of a holistic perspective on health and VAWG – both when considered separately as well as together
  • Illuminate particular health issues related to;
    • Age
    • Intersectionality and complex needs
    • The BME community
    • The political climate
    • Organisations and Institutions
    • Legal frameworks

Due to limited funding, only lunch (and water throughout the day) will be provided.  Tea and coffee will not be provided as we made the decision to invest in community kitchens with a focus on women’s rights and empowerment rather than providing these additional refreshments. We hope you understand and support us in our choice.

Please note, this event is funded for two participants per organisation. If more than two persons from the same organisation want to attend the event, they will be placed on a waiting list and will be registered for the event depending on availability.

This course is FUNDED  for women’s organisations or projects based in London working with those affected by sexual and domestic violence