Impact and Sustainability: The Impact of Social Policy on Minoritised Women's Refuges and Approaches towards Sustainability of VAWG Provision under a Rights Based Framework (影響與永續性:社會政策對於少數民族女性避難的影響及權力架構下針對女性暴力條款的永續解決方法)

11/06/2019 - 13:45 to 11/06/2019 - 15:15
Proposal(Workshop / Presentation)
Coordinating organization: 
London Black Women's Project (LBWP)
Equality and Economic Empowerment
Organization Name: 
London Black Women's Project (LBWP) (倫敦黑人女性計畫)
Proposer: Baljit Banga
Describe your workshop/presentation (300-500 words): 
The adverse and hostile policy environment has had significant impact on refuge accommodation services for minoritised women in the UK. Since austerity, 50% of provision for black minority ethnic women has been lost. Generally, the social policy has failed to adequately include the rights and representations of minoritised women including black minority ethnic women, migrant women, women with no recourse to public funds, LBT women, disabled women and other groups of women experiencing interlocking oppression and requiring specialist and dedicated VAWG focused and intersectional approaches to meet needs. The OYA consortium was established to safeguard provision for minoritised women by developing sustainability approaches especially focusing on women's move-on from refuge accommodation. For the member service providers, OYA aims to strengthen organisations through new methods of managements, modernising provision to meet multiple complex intersecting need and safeguard equality of access and economic empowerment. Critical to this approach is voice and representation of minoritised women in social policy. The workshops explores how to meet challenges posed by the policy environment and mobilise women's resources through empowerment approaches that reflect equality in all realms of women lives and their lived experiences.