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Silenced Voices, Hidden Stories


Silenced Voices, Hidden Stories

Raising up the voices of migrant women in Suffolk facing violence and the need for culturally appropriate public sector services.

Following the new Domestic Violence Bill (2018), Amnesty International stated that the new bill “falls short on protecting victims from perpetrators using immigration status as a ‘weapon to abuse’.” With migrant women still at increased risk and vulnerability to domestic abuse, we call this conference to raise awareness of the specific abuses they face and ask service providers to offer sensitive and appropriate support.

This conference is designed for practitioners who would like to understand the dynamics of domestic violence in migrant communities and improve the services they provide. The conference will explore the specific abuses that migrant women may suffer as a result of a partner and how these may differ from the experience of a UK born survivor. Practitioners will benefit from talks exploring what barriers migrant women face in accessing support and information in this country; as well as the best ways to ensure the safety of our service users.

Objectives for attendees are:

Improve your awareness of the specific types of abuses that migrant women face and how to understand and identify them.

To understand cultural barriers to accessing support for domestic abuse in migrant communities.

The legal framework surrounding migrant women who face violence and what recourses are available to them.

The impact of Brexit on migrant women from Europe and how it affects their legal status.
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General Admission GBP 10

Map Landmark House, Egerton Road, Ipswich, United Kingdom
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