Discover your Strength

“Claiming the right to be safe”

Training for visibly Muslim women in keeping themselves safe from genderised racism and harassment

Aim of training:  Trainees who attend this course are able to deliver the training program eMpower confidently to other women

Training outcomes: Course participants will have:

  • Some tools to help build resilience with women to tackle hate crime/behaviour
  • Increased knowledge about processes related to legislation and reporting hate crime/hate behaviour
  • Increased understanding of the importance of reporting hate crime/behaviour
  • Increased confidence in reporting hate crime/behaviour.


Day 1:  Saturday, December 8, 2018

                 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Day 2: Sunday, December 9, 2018

                 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Day 3: Monday, December 10, 2018

                9:30AM - 1:00 PM


Farkhanda Chaudhry

Farkhanda has a background in equalities, training and community development. She has worked at local, national and international levels in a variety of fields for over 30 years.. She has supported the development of many organisations over the years, in particular women’s organisations. She has engaged with Muslim communities professionally and as a community activist.

She was the first Muslim female in Scotland, to take up a public appointment as a Justice of the Peace as a sitting magistrate in the courts. She recently retired from this public duty after 23 years of service. In 2004, she was awarded the MBE in recognition of her work around equalities and social development.

Ghizala Avan

Ghizala is a psychologist who specialized in organizational psychology and she is also a Cambridge certified Life/Work coach.  Currently she is at Amina MWRC, heading up the violence against women and girls (VAWG) project, the Muslim/Minority Ethnic Women’s helpline as well as the campaigns to help prevent Islamophobia, VAWG and to ensure that stereotypes about Muslim women are challenged.  In addition to this she has a community development and equalities background, and has developed, delivered and evaluated training programmes across Europe.  She has also worked as the lead equalities consultant for Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board for approximately 4-5 years – the largest statutory organization in Europe.

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