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20th December 2017

Community of Practice on Women’s Multiple Disadvantage

As part of a new National Commission into women facing domestic and sexual abuse and multiple disadvantage that is being led by AVA and Agenda (find out more here), who are looking to recruit up to twenty professionals to found a community of practice on women’s multiple disadvantage.


The community of practice on women’s multiple disadvantage aims to provide a forum for practitioners with a passion for and commitment to working with women affected by multiple disadvantage to come together and learn from and with one another to maximise their ability to effectively support women.


Community members will have the additional opportunity to feed into the work of the new Commission into women facing domestic and sexual abuse and multiple disadvantage by providing evidence to the Commission and reviewing the Commission’s draft report in terms of its practical implications and support the development of the final report with recommendations for the Commission to consider.


The aim is to create a community of practice that is a vibrant space for practitioners who otherwise might be isolated in their place of work to learn and grow together.

As such AVA and Agenda are looking for professionals who:



  • can demonstrate a passion for and commitment to supporting women affected by multiple disadvantage.

  • have recent experience of working with women affected by at least two of the following: violence against women and girls, including involvement in prostitution or sexual exploitation; mental distress; problematic substance use; homelessness; involvement in the criminal justice system.

  • are currently employed or self-employed in a field directly related to women’s multiple disadvantage.

  • are looking to develop their professional knowledge and skills around working with women affected by multiple disadvantage.

  • have the potential to feed back their learning into their own organisation, and further to influence practice more broadly in their local area of work (with support).


By joining the community of practice on women’s multiple disadvantage, you will gain:



  • enhanced knowledge about supporting women experiencing multiple disadvantage.

  • a sense of community from being in touch with equally committed professionals from across in England and Wales

  • involvement in a high profile national project, including the opportunity to shape national-level policy.


 


How do I apply?


If you are interested in becoming a member of the community of practice on women’s multiple disadvantage, please click on the link below:

Apply HERE


All applications must be submitted online by 5pm on December 20th, 2017. 

20th December 2017

Community of Practice on Women’s Multiple Disadvantage

A forum for practitioners with a passion for and commitment to working with women affected by multiple disadvantage