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Violence against women and girls from GRT communities examined

5 December 2018

The Women and Equalities Committee examines violence against women and girls from Gypsy Roma and Traveller (GRT) communities.

What the session will cover

This session seeks to explore the factors that lead to violence and abuse in GRT communities, the barriers that women encounter when they are trying to escape abusive situations and preventative measures that can be taken to prevent abuse from occurring.

In particular, the Committee will examine:

  • The context in which abusive relationships may arise in GRT communities
  • The barriers that GRT women face when trying to leave abusive situations
  • The relationship between GRT communities and public services that deal with violence against women and girls
  • The relationship between GRT women and charity and grassroots support organisations.


Wednesday 5 December 2018,  Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster

At 9.50am:

  • Win Lawlor, Deputy Director, Irish Community Care
  • Kim White OBE, former police constable, Kent Police
  • Janie Codona MBE, Manager, One Voice 4 Travellers
  • Councillor Jerry Wickham, Cabinet member for Adult Social Care, Public Health and Public Protection, Wiltshire County Council

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