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.

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Helping survivors access family law legal aid 

 

Coercive control: law and developments

 

Supporting women with no recourse to public funds

 

Equality Act 2010

 

 

 

 

 

Helping survivors access family law legal aid

Earlier this year the government introduced changes to the types of evidence survivors can provide to access family law legal aid.  All professionals working with survivors of VAWG will find it helpful to know what to do if they are called upon to provide such evidence. The course will cover:

  • What is legal aid?
  • When is family law legal aid available?
  • When will the domestic violence gateway apply?
  • What is accepted as evidence of domestic violence?
  • Practical tips on preparing gateway evidence for survivors

 

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.

 

 

Thursday, 28th June 2018, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

London EC2

FREE

Eligibility:  Priority for  professionals providing services in Hackney, Newham or Tower Hamlets

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Tuesday, 26th June 2018, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Surrey Quays

FREE

Eligibility:  Priority for  professionals providing services in Lambeth, Southwark or Lewisham

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Wednesday, 20th June 2018, 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm

King’s Cross

FREE

Eligibility:  Priority for  professionals providing services in Camden, City of London or Islington

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Coercive control: law and developments

The new offence of coercive and controlling behaviour came into force in December 2015, however the rate of convictions (particularly where there has been no element of physical violence) remains low.  This free course will provide you with knowledge to support survivors of coercive and controlling behaviour in their journey through the legal system.

In this half-day course you will:

  • Examine the criminal offence of coercive control including:
    • when it applies
    • what it means in practice
    • the benefits and challenges of the law
  • Understand measures that can be put in place through the criminal and civil justice systems to protect survivors of coercive and controlling behaviour
  • Discuss how to support survivors of coercive and controlling behaviour though the justice systems

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

 

Friday, 22nd  June 2018, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

London EC2

FREE

Eligibility:  Priority for  professionals providing services in  London only

FULLY BOOKED

 

 

Supporting women with no recourse to public funds

The training will provide an understanding of women who have no recourse to public funds and how they can be supported by domestic violence support organisations and statutory agencies. It will be a practical session with an opportunity to consider common scenarios that we encounter when advising and supporting migrant women experiencing abuse on the options available to regularise their immigration status following a breakdown in relationship due to domestic violence.

Friday, 22nd  June 2018, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

London N7

FREE

FULLY BOOKED

Equality Act 2010

This is a key piece of legislation that is relevant to work being carried out in all sectors and at all levels. The course is designed to be accessible to a wide audience and avoids legal jargon. It focuses on deepening participants understanding of how the Equality Act 2010 can be used as a valuable tool to assert rights and challenge discrimination. It is delivered by Rights of Women and primarily uses case examples from women’s rights and tackling violence against women and girls contexts.

Friday, 29th June 2018, 10.30 am to 12.00 pm

Ilford

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