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Meena Kumari

A few words from our founder

Thank you for visiting our website! My name is Meena Kumari and I am the founder and director of H.O.P.E Training & Consultancy. We offer Training, Consultancy, Activism & Advocacy. I developed H.O.P.E in 2008 after I felt I wanted to share my skills and knowledge around Domestic Abuse, Sexual Violence and Safeguarding with professionals that were working with these issues. I started my journey delivering training around Forced Marriages, Honour Abuse & Female Genital Mutilation training but then expanded out to other subject matters that i have dealt with as a front line professional. I have always been passionate and committed to raising awareness around these issues and hope to continue this way into the future! Our Training is trauma informed and as an organisation we deliver on equity and believe training should allow learners to have enriching conversations in a safe space.  Hopefully we can work together soon. I work with a number of brilliant associates who are all experienced within safeguarding, domestic abuse & sexual violence. In the meantime please have a look around my website and get in touch if you require any of the services. Other job roles i have held during my working career to date can be found here.

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About H.O.P.E

H.O.P.E was established by Meena Kumari in 2008 and has trained a number of professionals in a variety of safeguarding subjects.

Meena has a great passion and commitment towards campaigning, raising awareness and working with professionals to ensure that domestic abuse, sexual violence & safeguarding is always at the forefront.

Meena has worked in front line services since 2005 and has worked with victims, perpetrators and children/ young people.

In 2008 Meena was awarded the Leicester Young Achiever Award (part of women of achievement awards) and in 2015 Meena was shortlisted as a finalist as part of the Iranian & Kurdish Women’s Rights organisation IKWRO Awards for her work in combating Honour Abuse and Forced Marriages.

In October 2020 Meena was shortlisted for the Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize.

In 2021 Meena was awarded Thought Leader Award part of the Baton Awards.

In 2022 Meena was awarded a High Sheriff of Leicestershire award for her work with women and girls and shortlisted in the Women of East Midlands awards in the category of Community Impact.

Meena has previously been a Magistrate (2019-2021) and sat in adult and family court.

In January 2020 Meena started studying PgCERT in Leading Culture Change in Safeguarding at Worcestershire University part-time and now is qualified.

In April 2020 Meena set up the national H.O.P.E Calls looking at domestic abuse within Black & minority ethnic communities during Covid-19 and received national and local recognition for this work.

Meena is the curator of the H.O.P.E digital ART project this was launched in 2020 and finished in 2021 this project now showcases 100 Black & Brown women from the VAWG sector with inspirational quotes.

Meena was part of Cohort 2 in the Community Leadership Program funded by Leicestershire Police Crime Commissioner & Violence Reduction Unit this program ended in February 2022. Meena is now part of a leadership group who have graduated from this program.

Meena was Trustee at the Quetzal Project from 2021 and left this role in 2023. This project supports women 16 and over living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland who have experienced sexual abuse. Meena was a independent safeguarding panel member for Netball England from 2019-2023.

Meena joined as an independent member of The International Network Against Witch Craft Accusations and Associated Harmful Practices (University of Staffordshire in May 2023)

H.O.P.E Training & Consultancy is always committed to offering a high service and welcome any questions/enquiries for training and or consultancy.

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