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Newsletter Nov08 Bangladeshi Association

  1. 1. November 2008 COMMUNITY NEWS When domestic violence takes place, 90% of : ,  ,   the time children are in the same or next DOMESTIC ABUSE room. , -,    This is a definition of Domestic Violence & A woman will be assaulted at least thirty-      Abuse by the Bristol Domestic Abuse Forum five times before reporting to the police.         (BDAF) This information is given at domestic         The misuse of physical, emotional, violence training 'Freedom Programme'. psychological, sexual or financial control by         Helplines: Bristol Domestic Abuse Helpline one person over another who is or has been   , ‚    - in a relationship. This includes family (24hrs) 0800 6949 999 members. Domestic Abuse Referral         ‛ MR RIGHT Team (Police) 0117 9454307 Domestic abuse A Non Abusive Man:      can include being National threatened with Is Cheerful Bangladesh Association will be     Domestic Consistent abuse. Abuse closed from 25th December     Supportive Helpline 2008 to 2nd January 09 and Domestic abuse is Tells you that you look     good (24hrs) reopen on 5th January 09 usually by men against women but Tells you you’re competent 0808      not exclusively. Uses your name 2000247 Trusts you        Domestic abuse Men's Advice Line (male Trusts your judgement          happens in all survivors) 0808 8010327 Welcomes your friends and family groups and Encourages you to be independent Respect (worried about your        sections of society. Supports your learning, career etc own behaviour) 0845       Race, sexuality, Admits to being wrong 1228609 disability age, Is a responsible parent        - religion, culture, Does his share of the housework            class or mental Shares financial responsibility Accepts that you have right to say ‘no’ to sex     ,  :       health may have an additional Takes responsibility for his own actions    : In short…. Behaves like a reasonable human       impact on the way being  domestic abuse is     experienced, dealt Resourced from Freedom Programme  MR WRONG with and responded      An Abusive Man: to. Shouts         Sulks Domestic Abuse is a subject that our      community does not like to talk about,   , Smashes things Glares      although it is happening. The abusive person ,   Call you names can be the husband, father, brother or even     Makes you feel ugly and other members of the immediate/extended    useless family. Married women and young girls do         Cuts you off from your friends face abuse but are unable to leave the Stops you working     relationship for a number of reasons, here     ’ Never admits he is wrong are some of the reasons: Turns the children against you         Culture issues, lack of financial dependency, Uses the children to control you         Never does the share of the housework family pressure, nowhere to go, concern    Never looks after the children about children and believing that he would    Expects sex on demand become a changed person. Most women say     Controls the money    to themselves 'he really does love me it was Threatens or wheedles you to get his own only a one-off' but they are wrong'.       way Through the Advice & Information service Seduces your friends, sisters, anyone        Expects you to be responsible for his well we are aware that domestic violence is an      being issue in the community. And all the victims    Blames you, drinks, drugs etc.     using our service are women. These women    are afraid to take action because of the Resourced from Freedom Programme    reasons mentioned above. They also fear   threat and mistreatment from the        community, especially men. Instead of           %    supporting, the victim is made to feel that  , , , ,   they some how deserve it, and that they are  :      not a 'good' wife or a 'good mother'.          ,        It is very important that we support women                ‘ who are suffering domestic violenc and give     them information, advice, and the options ’       that are available to them. We should make them aware of organisations that can          : support them to stay in the relationship if        this is their wish, or support them should             : 0800 6949 they decide to leave. 999.            Some facts relating to domestic ():0117 9454307.   violence in UK provided by the BDAF: , ,       Two women per week are killed as a result          : 0808 2000247. of domestic violence.      
  2. 2.     0808 and Minority Ethnic women about any specialist services that may be needed by HEALTH INFORMATION 8010327 (   ): and for BME women. Muslims in the UK are being urged by the 0845 1228609 Meningitis Trust to ensure they are immunised Please give your views to Elaine Hutton at: info@bristolrapecrisis.org.uk. against meningitis as part of their preparations IMMIGRATION INFORMATION for their Hajj pilgrimage to Makkah, Saudi We urge the women in our community to Arabia. Marriage visa age to rise from November. give their views on how a centre like this Meningitis Trust Peer Educator could support a Bangladeshi victim if they The age at which someone can apply for a contacted the centre. Please remember that The Trust is looking for Peer Educators from marriage visa will increase from 18 to 21 sexual the BME communities to promote meningitis from the awareness. violence is end of this Not receiving community news & updates? not One of role of the Educators will be to point month, the restricted to people in the direction of the Trust's helpline or Governme Receive Bangladesh Association updates and notices about A&E/ Doctor if they think they have symptoms. one nt Events, Surgery's and seminars. Download a membership particular If you are interested please contact the Trust announced form from our website or pick one up from the Association. community, for further details: tel: 01453 7680000 and today. Don't miss out on our important updates again! it cuts across speak to Alison Osborne Membership fee: £5 race, class, From 27 age, November              ethnicity,       both         religious parties in           belief,       a marriage disability/ will have to be 21  £        sexuality.      Our         before a participation marriage visa can be issued. Raising the age will ensure that the         is just one part of the Government’s work to centre provides appropriate and culturally       01453 crackdown on forced marriage and on those sensitive service to any Bangladeshi victims. who attempt to abuse the marriage visa 7680000    route. CONSULAR NEWS EVENTS/DIARY Border and Immigration Minister Phil Woolas Consular Surgery At Bangladesh House unless otherwise said: “It is important that we protect A Consular Surgery was held at Bangladesh stated. vulnerable young people and this measure Association on 2nd November from 11am – will help avoid exploitation”. ESOL - 10 week course every Tuesday from 3pm. 11am – 1pm. The changes being made to the marriage The Bangladesh High Commission Consular visa route are part of a package of measures Badminton (womens only) - every Section officers came from London to being brought in today to deliver the biggest Wednesday at Easton Leisure Centre from provide services relating to Bangladeshi shake-up to immigration and border security 11-12pm passports: new passports, renewal, no visa in 45 years. requirements and power of attorney Raise awareness of meningitis at bangladesh      enquiries. More than 60 people had received Centre - Wednesday 3rd December 2008, services at the surgery. 12.30 – 1.30pm       The next Consular Surgery will possibly be held in May 2009. Yoga - for women on Wednesdays 11am –    ,   12noon and for Young Girls Friday evenings  , 6.30pm – 7.30pm at Bangladesh Centre.           Sewing Classes - Tuesdays 12noon – 2pm at  Bangladesh Centre,      (,   Advice & Information on Tues – 10am –     )  2pm, Wed -- 10am – 2pm, Thurs – 10am -     2pm at Bangladesh Centre    - ’  Bangla School on Saturdays 12noon – 2pm    Bangladesh Centre.             Sewing Classes - Tuesdays 12noon – 2pm at   bangladesh Centre  :      31 December 2008 - Last date to apply for      .  Birth Registration to Bangladesh High      Commission - applies to Bangladeshis living    in UK and holding valid Bangladeshi         .      passport.       :   Visa exemption stamp, New Passports, Passports renewal application and Bangladesh Association        Power of attorney             539 Stapleton Road           Eastville, Bristol BS5 6PE ,        Tel: 01179511491 Fax: 01179525425      Email: team@bangladesh-association.org       www.bangladesh- association.org COMMUNITY NEWS      -  , - -   ,  Rape Crisis Service -   ,  -   Bristol City Council has made funds available to set up a 'Rape Crisis Service' for the city.        The service will be for all women, but the        council would like to hear views from Black         BANGLADESH ASSOCIATION FOR ADVICE, INFORMATION, EDUCATION, COMMUNITY SUPPORT, SOCIAL EVENTS

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