This episode of the Destiny Creators Podcast we were joined by Meena Kumari, founder of H.O.P.E Training & Consultancy (Helping Other People Everyday) offering high quality training & consultancy in domestic abuse, sexual violence/abuse and safeguarding.
Meena has a great passion and commitment towards campaigning, raising awareness and working with professionals to ensure that domestic abuse, sexual violence & safeguarding is always at the forefront.
Meena has worked in front line services since 2005 and has worked with victims, perpetrators and children/ young people. In 2008 Meena was awarded the Leicester Young Achiever Award (part of women of achievement awards) and in 2015 Meena was shortlisted as a finalist as part of the Iranian & Kurdish Women’s Rights organisation IKWRO Awards for her work in combating Honour Abuse and Forced Marriages. Meena has previously been a Magistrate and sat in adult and family court.
In April 2020 Meena set up the national H.O.P.E Calls looking at domestic abuse within Black & minority ethnic communities during Covid-19.
Meena is the curator of the H.O.P.E digital ART project launched in 2020. The Art project that raises awareness of and celebrates black, Asian and minority ethnic women working / advocating / campaigning within the domestic abuse & sexual violence sector.
In October 2020 Meena was shortlisted for the Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize.