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Practitioners’ roundtable via Teams – VAWG

Invitation – Practitioners’ roundtable via Teams 

Monday 6th December 2021,


How racially minoritised women and migrant women are criminalised due to their experience of domestic abuse and other forms of VAWG 

Chaired by Naima Sakande, Deputy Director, Appeal 

With presentations by: 

Pragna Patel, Director, Southall Black Sisters 

Marchu Girma, Chief Executive, Hibiscus Initiatives 

Please join us for this virtual roundtable discussion, which is being held jointly by Southall Black Sisters, Hibiscus Initiatives and the Centre for Women’s Justice (CWJ). 

We aim to gather insights from criminal defence lawyers and specialist women’s services about the criminal justice response to racially minoritised women and migrant women who are victims of domestic abuse and are involved in alleged offending, and necessary reforms. 

Following presentations by Pragna Patel and Marchu Girma about the problems and proposed solutions, we will hold a discussion on ‘Chatham House rules’ basis. Unattributed comments and insights from the event may be included in CWJ’s forthcoming briefing on the criminalisation of survivors of VAWG, now scheduled for publication in January 2022. 

For further information and to register your place, please contact Katy Swaine Williams: [email protected] | 07771 642 527 


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Pupil £0.00
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