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EFVC Education Session
October 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+7Free
Join us on Tuesday, October 24th for a presentation from Henna Khawja, Clinical Director of Islamic Family and Social Services Association (IFFSA). Henna is a registered Social Worker specializing in trauma counselling, expressive arts therapy, and an advocate for womens’ rights – specifically in the realms of sexual health education, domestic violence, and honor-related violence.
This interactive presentation will explore the complex and nuanced realities of Domestic Violence (DV) and Honour-Related Violence (HRV) in Canadian Muslim Communities. While providing case studies from her work in both Toronto and Edmonton, Henna will be providing statistical and psychoeducation on the following issues and how they relate to DV for Muslims: systemic barriers to accessing services, stigma and taboos, gender barriers, lack of sexual health education, intergenerational trauma, mental health as well as spiritual abuse. Henna will be discussing how DV lives in numerous communities across the nation, and how it pertains to refugees, newcomers, immigrants as well as established Muslim communities. This presentation will offer recommendations for government policy change, best practices for frontline staff, as well as resources and recommended readings. There will be time for discussion, Q&A as well as a small group activity.