Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is both a form of discrimination and a violation of human rights, which includes a wide range of abusive behaviours including physical, sexual, financial, emotional and psychological abuse.
Faith communities can play a big part in combating VAWG – some survivors with a faith feel that some specialist services and society, in general, are unable to understand their experiences of abuse, and their barriers to accessing support due to their religious identity or their faith community.
How can faith settings help? Come along and join the discussion
- Does your faith setting support women and girls that experience VAWG?
- How can your setting help women and girls?
Veronica Simpson, CEO of Back In Control Consultancy (BICC) – Faiths Against Domestic Abuse
Rep from Solace Women’s Aid, a London based free advice and support to women and children in London to build safe and strong lives.
Also, hear about a brand new project from FaithAction & East London Mosque – Faith Health Action Partnership, a Tower Hamlets Public Health funded inititaive that seeks to find out out how faith settings are supporting the health of communites.
The meeting will also have an update on the work of THIFF from Revd Alan Green, chair of THIFF and an update on hate crime statistics from Met Police, along with the opportunity for attendees to share details of their work, projects or events.
Come along and join the discussion and share your experiences, thoughts and ideas.