Current courses

“Rights of Women training has enabled me to provide well informed advice & information to empower women to make choices – and has increased my confidence.” 

 

We provide high quality, practical training courses for practitioners working with women on key areas of law affecting women. Our courses cover a range of legal issues including family law, criminal law, immigration and asylum law.

 

 

Update: Legal aid, FGM and coercive control

 

 

Financial support and accommodation for asylum seekers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update: Legal aid, FGM and coercive control

There have been a number of significant legal developments concerning violence against women and girls recently.   This half day course aims to demystify some topical legal issues including:

  • legal aid following the recent Court of Appeal decision on the domestic violence gateway
  • changes to the law on female genital mutilation introduced in 2015, including mandatory reporting
  • the new criminal offence of controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship

The course also includes helpful information professionals can provide to women who have reported or are thinking about reporting domestic violence to the police.

Who should attend? It is open to all professionals working in London boroughs on violence against women and girls issues from the community, voluntary and statutory sectors including refuge workers, IDVAs, ISVAs, social workers, housing officers, police officers, education professionals and health professionals. It is also open to Commissioners and Local Authority Officers responsible for commissioning violence against women services.

 

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

London, N1

FREE

Eligibility:  For professionals providing services in London only

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

London, EC2

FREE

Eligibility:  For professionals providing services in London only

FULLY BOOKED

 

 

Monday, 13 March 2017, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Hounslow

FREE

Eligibility: priority for professionals providing services in  Hounslow, Hillingdon and Ealing

 

 

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Merton

FREE

Eligibility: priority for professionals providing services in Merton, Sutton and Croydon

 

Wednesday, 07 December 2016, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Wembley

FREE

Eligibility: priority for professionals providing services in Brent, Barnet and Harrow

FULLY BOOKED

 

Tuesday, 29  November 2016, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Greenwich

FREE

Eligibility: priority for professionals providing services in Greenwich, Bexley and Bromley

 

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Stratford, E15

FREE

Eligibility: priority for professionals providing services in Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Newham

FULLY BOOKED

 

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

King’s Cross

FREE

Eligibility: priority for professionals providing services in Camden, City of London and Islington

FULLY BOOKED

 

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Haringey Civic Centre

FREE

Eligibility: priority for professionals providing services in Haringey, Enfield and Waltham Forest

FULLY BOOKED

 

Tuesday, 06 September 2016, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Canada Water

FREE

Eligibility: priority for professionals providing services in Southwark, Lewisham and Lambeth

FULLY BOOKED

 

Monday, 27  June 2016, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Barking Town Hall

FREE

Eligibility: priority for professionals providing services in Barking & Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering

FULLY BOOKED

 

Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Blenheim Training Centre

FREE

Eligibility: priority for professionals providing services in Wandsworth, Richmond and Kingston

FULLY BOOKED

 

Tuesday, 07 June 2016, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Kensington Town Hall

FREE

Eligibility: priority for professionals providing services in Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster and Hammersmith & Fulham

FULLY BOOKED 

 

 

More free courses coming soon!

 

 

 

 

 

Financial support and accommodation for asylum seekers

- ASAP, hosted by Rights of Women

This free, half day training course will provide an introduction to the Home Office support system for asylum seekers in the UK. It is aimed at professionals who may come into contact with asylum seeking women in the course of their work and who are seeking a greater understanding of their legal rights to financial support and accommodation from the Home Office. By the end of the session, you will have a broad understanding of:

  •  Housing & financial support for asylum seekers who are waiting for a final decision on their asylum claim
  •  Housing & financial support for asylum seekers who have been refused asylum
  •  Information and advice resources – who can you refer to for help around these issues?

Please note that this session will be focussed on support available from the Home Office for asylum seekers and will not cover support available from local authorities.

Alice Webb, the women’s legal advisor at the Asylum Support Appeals Project (ASAP) will lead the session.

 

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 – 10am – 1pm

London EC1

FREE

Eligibility: This is a women only session. Priority will be given to those working in a domestic violence service or other women’s organisations

FULLY BOOKED

 

 Watch this space – more free courses coming soon! 

 

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Contact us at:


Rights of Women,
52-54 Featherstone Street,
London, EC1Y 8RT.
Administration: 020 7251 6575
Email: info@row.org.uk