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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What next for EU citizens and their family members post-Brexit?

Coercive control: law and developments 

Evidencing domestic violence in the family courts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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, 17th September 2019

10.00 am to 1.00 pm

London SE16

FULLY BOOKED

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

 

 

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

 

Tuesday, 24th September 2019

10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Sutton SM3

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Thursday, 26th September 2019

10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Wembley HA9

FULLY BOOKED

 

 

Wednesday, 16th October 2019

10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Borough SE1

FULLY BOOKED

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

 

Monday, 18th November 2019

10.00 am to 1.00 pm

London SE16

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Tuesday, 26th November 2019

10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Hounslow TW3

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Monday, 9th December 2019

10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Barking IG11

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What next for EU citizens and their family members post-Brexit?

EU citizens and their family members will lose their current rights to reside in the UK after Brexit. 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 (or 31 December 2020 in a ‘no deal’ scenario).

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 new ‘EU Settlement Scheme’ to continue living in the UK. The EU Settlement Scheme opened on 30 March 2019 and more than a million people have so far applied.

This free 3 hour training seminar 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;
  • 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.

 

Trainer: Nicole Masri, Immigration Solicitor, Rights of Women

 

Friday, 13th September 2019

10.00 am to 1.00 pm

WEBINAR

Priority for applicants from organisations based outside London

FULLY BOOKED

 

 

 

Thursday, 12th September 2019

10.00 am to 1.00 pm

London N7

FULLY BOOKED

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

 

 

 

 

 

more coming soon, watch this space!

 

Updates: to be added to our training/event emailing list, email: training@row.org.uk

 

 

 

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”

– IDVA

 

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