EMPOWERING WOMEN FOR JUSTICE PROGRAMME: (ENCOURAGING RACIAL HARMONY, EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY)
This programme is mainly for women and girls who are disadvantaged as a result of poverty which has affected their self-esteem.
The project aims to provide a proactive measure in a way that decreases the use of violence as a solution to problem. The purpose is to enable people to understand what to do when domestic abuse is about to start and where to seek help. It empowers women and girls to speak out and seek help when they are being forced to do what they do not want. The project attempts to eliminate discrimination on the grounds of culture, sex and religion.
When women are empowered (through training, workshops, confidence building, opportunities for working for themselves) it will promote equality and diversity. It promotes equality of women with men and reduces problems of religion among women, as the project promotes diversity and equality. This could reduce crime and tension in the community. We address this under our cultural awareness training and workshops. It creates a safe place for women and reduces isolation. It encourages women to speak out. It encourages women to address issues of domestic abuse, a forced marriage and child protection. It encourages reporting any incidence of abuse to the police. It encourages women’s rights as human rights.
We will use our knowledge and expertise to bring together people of different faith and engage them with their local community by organising multicultural activities, workshops and support services to empower women for Justice. We intend to address this through education and support. Our approach will emphasise the following 3 fundamental components of violence prevention:
- PRIMARY VIOLENCE PREVENTION: making non-violence popular through education and mentoring.
- SECONDARY VIOLENCE PREVENTION: supporting and signposting victims of violence.
- TERTIARY VIOLENCE PREVENTION: punishing and correcting violent behaviour.