Following a ground-breaking event in Glasgow earlier this month, roshni – the national charity at the forefront of addressing key issues affecting Scotland’s minority ethnic population – is seeking to bring forward a range of new measures to help tackle radicalisation and child sexual exploitation [CSE] UK-wide.
Following the event, roshni has announced its intentions to work collaboratively with national agencies to help facilitate further forums for safe, direct, discussion across the country – increasing understanding of national views and providing further platforms to consider cause, prevention and intervention solutions.
roshni also plans to engage Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP and UK Home Secretary, Theresa May MP, to secure their support for a peer counselling hotline – to act as an emergency response for those affected by CSE and radicalisation.
The proposed hotline would ensure that callers in need of assistance are able to access vital information, without having to reveal their location and personal details.
Ali Khan, Executive Chair of roshni, says: ‘Exploiting, Exploited helped to bring together minority ethnic young people and community activists with professionals and national-decision makers, give them a voice and help them to direct the conversation surrounding radicalisation and CSE.
‘It is clear following the event that these issues cannot be resolved from the bedroom, boardroom or the confines of Holyrood and Westminster. By taking this discussion on the road, and providing support to those that need it most, we will make meaningful progress in finding practical solutions to these problems.’
Further information on roshni’s forthcoming activity is available at the organisation’s website here.