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Pilot scheme focuses on tackling different forms of abuse

Hannah Crouch

Hannah Crouch

A pilot scheme which encourages people to talk about issues such as domestic and gender based violence was launched in Slough on Tuesday.

Organised by Slough-based charity Jeena International, in partnership with Thames Valley Housing Association, the community forum was held over two days at the Haveli Restaurant in Farnham Road.

The first day was learning about the challenges of different forms of abuse and the second, which was held on Thursday, focused on finding a solution.

Rani Bilkhu, founder of Jeena International, said the forum is about ensuring people know how to safeguard themselves and ‘make sure that Slough is a safe place to be’.

She added: “I think for me also it is about highlighting the fact that these types of abuse can be found in a number of different cultures.

“We had women from Zimbabwe and Pakistan talking about their experiences.

“It is not just in the Muslim community.”

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