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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 and finished in 2021 this project now showcases 100 Black & Brown women. In October 2020 Meena was shortlisted for the Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize. In December 2021 Meena was awarded Thought Leader Award part of the the Baton Awards.

Meena is part of Cohort 2 in the Community Leadership Program funded by Leicestershire Police Crime Commissioner & Violence Reduction Unit this program is due to end in February 2022.

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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