Ending violence against women and girls – Hackney Faith Network 2020
Faith groups and community organisations from across the borough are coming together to help women and girls who have been affected by violence and abuse at the first Hackney Faith Network event of 2020.
The event, which takes place on Thursday 30 January at Hackney Town Hall, is open to all faith leaders and faith-based community organisations in the borough. Attendees will find out about Council services and other resources available to women and girls experiencing domestic violence and abuse so they can signpost residents and the communities they support to services that can help.
The event will also offer information on applying for the Windrush Compensation Scheme; a planned women’s interfaith gathering to to mark World Water Day; and the Council’s ‘Prevent’ programme – a borough-wide initiative to support and divert vulnerable people away from radicalisation.
Faith groups and community organisations play a vital role in our communities, and the information at this event will help them support members of their communities who are in need. I would encourage leaders from all faith groups and community organisations to join us as we work together to stamp out violence against women and girls.
When: Thursday 30 January, 6-8pm
Where: Room 102, Hackney Town Hall, Mare St, London E8 1EA
Register your place: bit.ly/36m3EdQ
The Faith Network in Hackney regularly brings faith leaders, community organisations and Council staff together to work on initiatives of common interest, such as reducing food poverty and homelessness, better coordinating social action and increasing community cohesion.
Last year, Hackney Council launched its Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy 2019 - 2022. The three-year strategy sets out the Council’s plan to tackle violence against women and girls through a public health approach, with centres around early intervention and how the Council will work with partners and the wider community to help end violence against women and girls.