About gender-based violence
Gender-based violence is defined as any abuse directed at a person because of their gender, gender identity or gender expression or that disproportionately impacts a particular gender.
Where immigration status and gender-based violence typically intersect is in the crime of human trafficking, which disproportionately affects migrant women and children, and migrant domestic violence. Victims require special support and protection because of the high risk of secondary and repeat victimisation and exploitation.
This issue has been compounded in the Covid-19 era where lockdowns have increased the need for but limited access to supports for victims of domestic violence.
The Immigrant Council aims to address these issues by providing direct support for migrant women and children in the West of Ireland through free legal representation and support and by helping to build the capacities of service providers and legal professionals to address victims needs.
Immigrant Council training to support survivors of gender-based violence
The Immigrant Council’s free training explores the connection between immigration status and gender-based violence and aims to upskill frontline service providers and legal professionals in the West of Ireland with sufficient immigration knowledge to provide appropriate support to victims of gender-based violence.
Our training is carried out by Jennifer Okeke Campbell, Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, and Mary Henderson, Solicitor in the Independent Law Centre.
Topics covered by Jennifer Okeke Campbell will include:
- What is gender-based violence and human trafficking?
- What are the indicators of gender-based violence and human trafficking?
- What supports are available to such individuals?
Topics covered by Mary Henderson will include:
- Residence permissions in Ireland
- Information on specific provisions for migrant victims of domestic violence
- Information on specific provisions for victims of human trafficking
- Referral pathways for individuals requiring specialised immigration assistance
Please note that at this time, this training is only available to service providers and legal professionals in the West of Ireland.
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Ioanna Negrello, Legal Information Officer
or call (1) 645 8054
Thank you to our funder
Training is made possible thanks to funding from the Lifes2good Foundation.
About Immigrant Council of Ireland training
The Immigrant Council provides training programmes and workshops to businesses, schools, associations and organisations covering a wide suite of topics related to immigration and migrant rights, as well as diversity and inclusion.
Whether you are looking to upskill your frontline staff, build a more diverse and inclusive workforce, or simply looking to fulfil Diversity & Inclusion requirements for your company our training is suited for multiple audiences across many different sectors.
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