Addressing Domestic Violence in American Muslim Communities

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January 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

KARAMAH is hosting a four-week training focused on domestic violence in the American Muslim community. The goal of the training is to build the knowledge and skills of advocates to effectively serve Muslim victims of domestic violence. Training content will include discussion of culture and community as well as practical skills for service providers to assess the services and barriers for Muslim victims of domestic violence. By the end of the training, service providers will have a better understanding of the diversity within the Muslim community, and how to provide culturally appropriate services for Muslim victims of domestic violence.

Session 1 ‐ January 23, January 30, February 6, February 13
Session 2 ‐ April 3, April 10, April 17, April 24*
*Both sessions are identical and participants should register for only one session. Space is limited for both sessions. **DEADLINES: SESSION 1 January 20, 2019/ SESSION 2 March 31, 2019**
Time: 2:00 PM—3:30 PM EST

Audience: This training is primarily for organizations that received OVW funding, including organizations that receive STOP funding. Registration for each session will be capped at 40 individuals. Upon receipt of your registration, we will send you an email confirming your spot in the training. A waitlist will be provided for any organization’s grant program exceeding 2 individuals.  We encourage organizations to participant in the training as groups.

KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights, is a U.S.-based non-profit organization that derives its name from the Arabic term “karamah”, which means dignity. KARAMAH’s vision and mission are informed by the view that a just society values the informed participation of its members through the pursuit of knowledge, access to opportunities, and equity among all “children of Adam”, regardless of gender or other differences.

HEART, a national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2010, promotes sexual health and sexual violence awareness in Muslim communities through health education, advocacy, research and training. HEART’s approach is culturally sensitive, utilizing a developmental approach to work with individuals across the lifespan, tackling topics related to sexual health and violence with an intersectional and comprehensive framework.