Harmful Traditional PracticesOrganised by: Children in Wales
22 June 2016, Cardiff – Online booking
A half-day course
Traditional cultural practices reflect the values and beliefs held by members of a community, some of which are harmful to specific groups, such as children and women and that come under the title of gender based violence. Some practices are endemic to a particular area of the world, while others are more widespread and rooted in cultural and religious norms. These are often undergirded by patriarchal interpretations of religious texts and male domination.
Wales has a large and varied BAME population and some traditional customs are still practiced by communities living in Wales.
This half day course will consider ‘honour’ based violence and other harmful traditional practices that affect children and young people, including female genital mutilation, forced/early marriage, ‘honour ‘ violence and abuse linked to the belief in witchcraft. The course will also touch on lesser known issues such as son preference, bride price, infanticide and traditional health practices that may be seen as harmful within a Western context.
About the Trainer:
Cheryl has over 20 years’ experience of working in social care, in a variety of roles including foster care, child protection, youth offending, equality and diversity and domestic abuse. Her experience and knowledge of child sexual exploitation comes from her work as a foster carer, in youth offending and with charitable organisations working with children and young people. She has been a qualified trainer for 8 years and delivers a variety of training to a wide range of professionals and practitioners. She is also a qualified counsellor and independent mediator.
Non members: £75
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