The Women and Equalities Committee has held a session examining violence against women and girls from Gypsy Roma and Traveller (GRT) communities.
In particular, the Committee examined:
- 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.
Women and Equalities Committee Oral evidence: Tackling Inequalities Faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities
Please visit the Research in Practice website for helpful resources to improve practice: Improving social work practice with Gypsy and Traveller communities