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
More information about the scope of the inquiry is available to download here and you can watch the session here.
Please visit the Research in Practice website for helpful resources to improve practice: Improving social work practice with Gypsy and Traveller communities