Friday, 01 June 2018
‘Around three million women across the UK experience rape, domestic violence, forced marriage, stalking, sexual exploitation and trafficking, female genital mutilation (FGM) or crimes in the name of ‘honour’ each year.
In the majority of cases, women know the men who abuse them. Women from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in the UK can be particularly vulnerable to domestic abuse due to cultural and traditional discrimination, however little is known about the trends, issues and barriers concerning domestic abuse among women from these communities.
Faith Regen Foundation runs Domestic Violence projects where we deliver the following services:
(i) Provide specialist services (bi/tri-lingual counselling & CBT support for low-medium risk domestic violence clients).
(ii) Work with hardest-to-reach groups including BAME, LGBT and disabled women based on our track record of working with very hard to reach communities through our unique engagement strategy with faith and cultural communities. We also seek to work with women that other support agencies can’t due to their eligibility criteria
(iii) Provide individual assessment /action plan and IAG on child protection social services immigration safety and support plan, emotional support, legal support and benefit advice, refuge/housing support
(iv) Creative English to develop confidence and communication skills
(v) Self-defence and fear management training
(vi) Personal coaching that includes, CV, job search, confidence, interview techniques
(vii) Work placements and support into jobs
(viii) Debt and Financial management
(ix) Awareness raising and campaigning against domestic abuse through faith leaders
(x) Inter-generational dialogue to reduce domestic violence