Training and Events

The Evelyn Oldfield Unit provides free, accessible and practical training for Refugee & Migrant Community Organisations on a range of subjects, in order to help groups to build their capacity, develop skills and knowledge, and address issues that are relevant to them and their communities.

Forthcoming Events

All events are free and open to staff, volunteers and users of refugee, asylum seeker and migrant organisations unless otherwise stated. For further information about any of the training events please email the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call us on: 020 7697 4100.

To book a place on one of the courses, send us a completed Training Booking Form

 


 

Open Platform: Eradicating FGM Together

Organisations: The Evelyn Oldfield Unit, Daryeel Foundation, West London Somaliland Community
Date of event: January 28th, 2015
Where: The Old Vinyl Factory, Blyth Road, Hayes, Middlesex UB3 1HA

40% of Hillingdon’s population are from ethnic minority backgrounds and there is a sizeable Somali and Somalilander population but also many other children from areas affected by FGM. 60,000 young girls are at risk in the UK (Trust for London and Home office report, 2014).
Action is needed immediately to tackle this issue and our groups are committed to eradicate this by working close with the key players in the community.
Daryeel Foundation and West London Somaliland Community, local charities, are working with the Evelyn Oldfield Unit (a London-based support group) on a campaign against FGM.
We intend to run an open platform event on the morning of the 28th of January –in the Vinyl factory (address above) – to bring together education staff, health staff, politicians and community members to discuss how we can build awareness of the issue locally and together tackle this crime.
Start taking action now. Be part of the solution.

Please do let us know if you are able to attend.
You can email Sarah Menzies This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or telephone- 020 7697 4102 in order to reserve your place or contact Marso Abdi or Ifrah Hassan on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Marso on 07455 521 111.


Domestic Violence Engagement Event

Date and time: 6th of March 2015, 9.30am-1.00pm (2-part event)
Venue: London Metropolitan University, Holloway Road, (exact space to be confirmed)

We would like to invite you to attend/ have input in our event on domestic violence in refugee communities on the 6th of March, just ahead of International Women’s Day.

This is a 2-part event. The morning event will see refugee community groups who have already set up or are interested in offering support to those affected by domestic violence meeting with existing ‘mainstream’ women’s groups. We aim to raise awareness of what each other is doing,  think about how we can work together and share strategies for best supporting vulnerable women.

The morning event will take place on the 6th of March (9.30- 1.00pm).

Following on from the morning’s event, we will offer lunch followed by a performance and talk by Praxis Family Care, a support group for the rehabilitation of trafficked women and survivors or gender-based violence, and their children.

This will run from 2.00-4.00pm.

For bookings, simply email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call to discuss further: 020 7697 4102.
There are limited numbers for this event so please so book as soon as you can.
NB this is a women-only event.

 

 
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