We are an accredited centre for training and delivery. We run capacity building programmes on violence against women and girls (VAWG) from Black and minoritised communities.

Training is an integral way of enabling professionals and community members to learn new ideas and concepts and consolidate existing learning. It is also a medium to challenge negative victim blaming attitudes to do with race, gender, disability, sexuality, religion, and age.

Training topics

We have been running training sessions for over 30 years, spanning topics such as:

  • Domestic violence within Black and minoritised communities - covering how culture and religion are used as coercive controlling tactics
  • Violence in the name of honour - 'honour' based violence training looking at the role of power and control
  • Cultural competency ways of working for professionals
  • Sexual violence/abuse within Black and minoritised communities
  • Child sexual abuse and exploitation.

Pilot training course

Challenge, Change, Consolidate, Champion: A Training for Trainers course on child sexual abuse and exploitation is a unique Apna Haq programme to end the silence of child abuse and sexual exploitation (CSA/E) within Black and minoritised communities.

This four-day course is designed to equip Black and minoritised women to openly discuss barriers to conversations on CSA/E in Black and minoritised communities and engage in conversations in their social networks and workplaces.

The course will upskill participants to deliver training to professionals, in the hope of expanding the network of Apna Haq trainers.

At the end of the course participants are asked to complete a workbook. A Diploma/Certificate in Understanding Sexual Violence within Black and minoritised communities is awarded to participants who complete the training.

This pilot Certificate/Diploma ABC Awards & Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme programme ran in 2019, and we are now exploring how to offer this course further via a coalition (see below).

With thanks to the National Centre of Excellence on Child Abuse who have provided us with funding from their CSA Scholarship Fund to support with delivering this pilot programme.

National coalition of Black and minoritised sexual violence training providers

We are actively exploring the formation of a consortium of training organisations across the UK, which can deliver training within local areas. We are looking to form the consortium and then seek funding to be able to deliver the training. Please get in touch if you are interested in finding out more.

Accreditation and experience

We are an ABC and Certa Awards training delivery centre, a UK government regulated accrediting body. In 2018, we gained Quality License Scheme (QLS) provider status.

Our CEO, Zlakha Ahmed, has over 30 years of experience in developing and delivering training.