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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Equality Act 2010

This course provides a basic overview of the provisions of the Equality Act 2010. It explains how the Act can provide protections for individuals in relation to unfair treatment and promotes a fair and equal society through the Public Sector Equality Duty. This is a key piece of legislation that is relevant to work being carried out in all sectors and at all levels. This course is for anyone at any level who wishes to learn more about the Equality Act and how it can be used in their day to day work.

This course is funded for women’s organisations or projects based in London working with those affected by sexual and domestic violence. London attendees are given priority due to strict funder requirements. We will allow out of London participants providing there is space on the training course/event.

Friday 13 November 2020

2.00pm to 3.30pm


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Child contact arrangements and domestic abuse

This free 2-hour online training session will give professionals who are supporting survivors of domestic abuse an overview of the Family Court’s approach to child arrangements order applications when there has been domestic abuse between the parents. It covers:

  • An overview of the court process when applications for child arrangements orders are made
  • Tools you can use to support women raising domestic abuse in the Family Court.

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

Free session – Further sessions will be scheduled soon!


‘Brexit: what should EU citizens & their family members do to secure a right to remain in the UK?’

The UK left the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020. The terms of the UK’s departure mean that the remainder of 2020 is a ‘transition period’ during which the rights of EU citizens and their family members do not change. However Brexit means that EU citizens and their family members will lose their current rights to reside in the UK in 2021. Those who want to stay in the UK must apply for a new immigration status to allow them to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021.

There are an estimated 3.5 million EU citizens and their family members living in the UK, all of whom will need to make an application to the Home Office’s ‘EU Settlement Scheme’ to continue living in the UK in 2021. The EU Settlement Scheme opened on 30 March 2019 and it has processed almost 4 million applications so far. There remain a considerable number of vulnerable people who had yet to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, including women affected by gender-based abuse and their children.

This FREE 3.5 hour training webinar will provide you with knowledge to support EU citizens and their family members who are victims of gender-based abuse secure the immigration status they need to continue living in the UK.

In this session you will learn about:

  • the EU Settlement Scheme including who must apply and how;
  • the increased protections offered to victims of domestic abuse by the amended definition of family member who has retained the right of residence;
  • the impact of Covid-19 on the EU Settlement Scheme;
  • how new immigration status under the EU Settlement Scheme affects entitlement to benefits;
  • how you can provide practical support to women who need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme;
  • what is regulated immigration advice and how to help women access it;
  • where you can signpost or refer women who need help with the EU Settlement Scheme.

Who should attend? This seminar is open to non-legal professionals working in England & Wales on violence against women and girls (VAWG) issues from the community, voluntary and statutory sectors including refuge workers, outreach workers, IDVAs and ISVAs. Professionals who attend should be providing or likely to provide free support to women who are EU citizens or their family members and who have been affected by VAWG.

Register for this FREE training by clicking a link below

Please choose ONE date only

Friday 13 November 10am to 1.30pm

Friday 27 November 10am to 1.30pm

After registering we will review your application and send you a confirmation if you meet the eligibility criteria. The confirmation email will be sent to the email you provide at registration – PLEASE check your  junk/spam inbox for the confirmation, which will contain the link to join the session on Zoom.




More training coming soon – watch this space!


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Feedback from some of our recent sessions:

“Thank you for all the useful training sessions you delivered with RoW – you really have given me the tools to promote and improve the life chances of the survivors I work with”


“The updates have been so helpful in me informing clients of their rights even when told ‘no’ by solicitors – in fact, a client just contacted me to say she now has a solicitor, when initially the doors appeared closed to legal aid”

– Advocacy Manager

“Very impressively presented, managed to make the training accessible, engaging and interesting, brilliantly delivered, thank you!”

– Refuge Support Worker


“Very informative and practical skill based service, which is accessible for the lay person supporting VAWG survivors”

– Housing and Safeguarding Coordinator


– Support Worker (Homelessness)  




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Rights of Women,
52-54 Featherstone Street,
London, EC1Y 8RT.
Administration: 020 7251 6575