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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! 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. Meena has previously been a Magistrate 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. 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.

Meena is the curator of the H.O.P.E digital ART project this was launch in 2020. In October 2020 Meena was shortlisted for the Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize. Meena is a proud Trustee at the Quetzal Project. This project supports women 16 and over living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland who have experienced sexual abuse.

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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