sws 1Kent Equality Cohesion Council in partnership with Rethink Mental Illness have organised a Women’s only Conference which will take place on the evening of March 15 at the Woodville Halls in Gravesend. The event is titled Sadi Awaaz Suno (Listen to our Voices).

The aim of the event is to look at issues such as domestic violence, forced marriages, women’s mental health issues and the different support services available to women in North Kent.  It will also provide an opportunity for delegates to socialise and network.

The event will be addressed by the Kent Police Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes and by representatives from The Henna Foundation which works nationally and internationally to advance the needs, concerns and aspirations of Muslim women, children and their families.

Gurvinder Sandher, CEO of Kent Equality Cohesion Council, commented “This is the first of 4 events that we are delivering this year as part of our Cohesion and Engagement Project to raise awareness of important issues. We are grateful to be again working in partnership with Rethink Mental Illness who have an excellent track record of supporting and advising members of the local community who require help and support. We hope that the event is well attended and people take something away from the evening.”