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

Supporting women with no recourse to public funds 

Coercive control: law and developments 

Evidencing domestic violence in the family courts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supporting women with no recourse to public funds

This training aims to give participants knowledge of the different types of immigration status and the legal options available to migrant women to regularise their immigration status following domestic violence. Participants will also gain knowledge of the financial and other support available to migrant women who have been subjected to domestic violence.  The focus of the workshop will be on the Destitution Domestic Violence Concession and the Domestic Violence rule.

Friday, 21st June 2019

09.30 am to 1.30 pm

Gestalt Centre, NW1

FULLY BOOKED 

 

 

 

Training: 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, 21st June 2019

10.30 am to 12.00 pm

White City Community Centre, W12

Full details and register here

 

 

 

Coercive control: law and developments

The 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 session 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

 

Tuesday, 25th  June 2019

10.00 am to 1.00 pm

London EC2

FULLY BOOKED 

If you would like to be on the waiting list please send application form to training@row.org.uk

 

Tuesday, 17th September 2019

10.00 am to 1.00 pm

London SE16

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Evidencing domestic violence in the family courts

Survivors may be asked to evidence their experiences of domestic violence in nearly all types of family law cases including those relating to children and domestic violence injunctions.  This course aims to help professionals provide guidance to survivors without a lawyer on how to identify, obtain and present evidence to the family court.  We will explore:

  • The rules on when to provide evidence and how
  • Types of evidence and potential sources of evidence
  • Preparing statements and supporting documents
  • Whether covert recordings can be used as evidence

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, 19th  June 2019

10.00 am to 1.00 pm

London E15

FULLY BOOKED

If you would like to be on the waiting list please send application form  to training@row.org.uk

 

Wednesday, 26th  June 2019

10.00 am to 1.00 pm

London N1

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Thursday, 18th July 2019

10.00 am to 1.00 pm

London SW17

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more training coming soon, watch this space!

 

 

Feedback from some of our recent sessions:

 

“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

 

“I learned a lot in only a few hours. Great and knowledgeable teacher. Useful links and websites”

– Support Worker (Homelessness)  

 

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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