Check out Freedom Without Fear Platform’s public meeting on Women resisting the racist ‘security’ state on 3rd July at Birkbeck, University of London from 6.30 - 8.30pm.

More information here.

Over 400 people protested outside the Indian High Commission yesterday to demand justice for women and girls

Freedom Without Fear Platform led a protest with more than 400 people outside the Indian High Commission yesterday to demand justice for women and girls. 

See pictures here.

The Freedom Without Fear Platform also handed a letter to the High Commission for the Indian Prime Minister, to express concern about the ongoing attacks on Dalit and oppressed caste women and children across India.

You can read the letter, which was co-signed by Imkaan, here.

The MsUnderstood Partnership is now offering paid internships for young women

The MsUnderstood partnership, between the University of Bedfordshire, Imkaan, and the Girls against Gangs project, aims to improve local and national responses to young people’s experiences of gender inequality.

The partnership is currently offering paid internship placements to young women.  

For more information and to apply, click here.

Women’s voices on health: addressing barriers to accessing primary care

Maternity Action and the Women’s Health and Equality Consortium have released research into the barriers to accessing GP services faced by women.  It found that 69% of the women who had experienced domestic violence did not seek help from their GP and there was little confidence in the GP’s ability to help.

The report is available to download here.

Imkaan Accredited Course: Understanding forced marriage and ‘honour-based’ violence, OCN Level Two

The above course is provided FREE to women’s voluntary organisations in London by ASCENT, a project of the pan-London Violence Against Women and Girls Consortium, funded by London Councils.

Dates and Venues:

22 & 23 October 2014
Amnesty International, 25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA

26 & 27 November 2014
Resource for London, 356 Holloway Rd, London N7 6PA

11& 12 February 2015
Amnesty International, 25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA

The course aims to:

  • Place the issues of forced marriage and so-called ‘honour-based’ violence in the wider context of violence against women and girls 
  • Examine the impact on survivors of forced marriage and ‘honour-based’ violence of intersections between patriarchy, racism and colonialism, and other oppressions
  • Examine commonly held myths and assumptions around culture and identity 
  • Explore the dynamic nature of risk in individual situations 
  • Develop participants’ knowledge, skills and confidence when working with those affected by forced marriage and ‘honour-based’ violence
  • Examine legal and support options available to survivors 

To book: Email for further details and a booking form.

In-house Training

The following training courses are available to be booked for your own staff teams or multi-agency teams, tailored to your own work context:

  • Effects of Domestic Violence on BME Women: OCN Level Two, 2 days
  • Forced Marriage and ‘Honour-based’ Violence: OCN Level Two, 2 days
  • Peer Education Skills: OCN Level Two, 2 days

For further information, contact