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Tag: Meena Kumari

How can families and society hold perpetrators accountable?

At the heart of domestic abuse lies the coercive controller, a perpetrator whose manipulation and dominance thrive when not held accountable. Tragically, when families fail to hold these abusers accountable, it unwittingly reinforces their power and control, perpetuating a cycle of violence that impact lives and communities. Coercive control is

BAME: We’re not the same

The term BME (black and minority ethnic) has its roots in the idea of  ‘political blackness’, used by many in the anti-racist movement in the  1970s. The term evolved to become ‘BAME’ as it was pointed out there were other minority ethnic groups in the country as well as black,

Understanding the Intersectionality of Asylum Seekers Experiencing Domestic Abuse: how these cases need to stop being seen as complex and embedded in our systems.

In the landscape of domestic abuse, the plight of asylum seekers in the UK often remains overlooked, their experiences silenced by the complexities of their status and the gaps in service provision. The intersectionality of asylum seekers experiencing domestic abuse underscores the urgent need for all services to comprehend and

Cultural Competency within VAWG – Why is it Important?

Cultural competence refers to understanding, respecting, and effectively interacting with individuals from different cultural backgrounds. It involves having knowledge about different cultures, including their beliefs, values, customs, and practices, and using that knowledge to provide appropriate and effective services and support. In the context of violence against women and girls