The MsUnderstood team at the University of Bedfordshire International Centre conference yesterday.
MsUnderstood is a partnership between Imkaan, the University of Bedfordshire and the Girls Against Gangs project, which aims to improve local and national responses to young people’s experiences of gender inequality through:
Volunteering and internship opportunities for young people to inform and develop policy, practice and research
Strategic and operational advice and support to local and national agencies
Training and research 
For more information visit www.msunderstood.org.uk

The MsUnderstood team at the University of Bedfordshire International Centre conference yesterday.

MsUnderstood is a partnership between Imkaan, the University of Bedfordshire and the Girls Against Gangs project, which aims to improve local and national responses to young people’s experiences of gender inequality through:

  • Volunteering and internship opportunities for young people to inform and develop policy, practice and research
  • Strategic and operational advice and support to local and national agencies
  • Training and research 

For more information visit www.msunderstood.org.uk

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.

Imkaan hosts dedicated meeting with UN Special Rapporteur on VAW and the BME women’s sector

Imkaan was delighted to host a meeting with the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Rashida Manjoo, and the BME women’s sector, during her first official visit to the UK at the end of March.

The event brought together more than 30 BME women from across the country, and provided a dedicated space to highlight and discuss the specific context of violence against BME women and girls in the UK. Imkaan would like to thank all the women who contributed, and we give special thanks to Akima Thomas, for chairing the meeting.

Between 31 March and 15 April, Ms Manjoo will assess the manifestations of and response to violence against women and girls in the UK and will share her preliminary findings at a press conference in London at the end of her visit.   Her final findings and recommendations will be presented at a forthcoming session of the Human Rights Council.

Imkaan submitted a briefing paper to Ms Manjoo in advance of her visit, informed by our members and outlining the key issues for the BME women’s sector.  The paper will be available online soon.