"Engagement of minority groups" and "increasing diversity" are terms that have often been revisited by institutions, particularly after instances of civil unrest and agitation, so much so, that they may not be taken seriously by black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities. There is, therefore, a deficit of trust and confidence in organisations attempting to tackle these issues.
This webinar seeks to explore the tools for meaningful and proactive engagement with BAME groups. It will look at how to address fears and motives for engagement and understanding the dynamics of BAME communities in relation to their lived experiences and position in society. The session is aimed at organisations or staff in the women’s sector genuinely wishing to develop sustainable engagement with BAME groups with a view to bringing about change within their organisations and around them.
This webinar is part of a special programme of training and support offered to small voluntary organisations (turnover less than £1.5m) that are set up to provide gender-specific services to women, including those affected by the criminal justice system. The Ministry of Justice has funded places for staff from small, specialist women’s organisations. This is part of a programme of capacity building support to promote sustainable development in order to help to strengthen the women’s specialist offer and contribute to implementation of the Female Offender Strategy.
Clinks aims to strengthen the sector by helping organisations to develop a more varied funding portfolio; support improvements in building the evidence base; engage a diverse group of women who reflect the local population, creating improvements in equality through improved practice; and explore effective service user involvement for women.
The webinar is delivered by Sofia Buncy, National Coordinator, Prisoner Rehab and Community Development at Khidmat Centres, who has extensive expertise in the subject.
If you are a small, specialist women's organisation that was set up to work with women and you would like a place, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we may have to ask further questions to ascertain eligibility.
Further information will be provided with full details of how to join following registration.