MA, ISVA, BA (HONS)
Alexis has over 6 years of working with local communities to address inequalities, discrimination and abuse, both in the UK and abroad. She recently worked for a Domestic Abuse agency as the lead BAME IDVA. This involved taking the lead on all NRPF cases which involved safeguarding and Domestic Abuse, presenting cases of NRPF at MARAC and providing expert guidance at Child Protection Conferences. Alexis also established her own charity called Njenni Enterprise which was dedicated to ending Harmful Traditional Practices against women and girls, this included Forced Marriage and FGM. Alexis was the lead trainer for the organisation and delivered training to a number of organisations including the National College of Policing, British Red Cross, Devon and Cornwall Police, FORWARD and Devon and Plymouth Social Services. The training focused on specific forms of abuse that minority groups may face, current legislation on safeguarding, best practice in regards to organisational policy for minority groups and the challenges they may face such as NRPF, forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation.
Alexis has previously worked for the Commission for Racial Equality and the Equality and Human Rights Commission as a Policy Advisor. Within this role she was the regional lead for the Map of Gaps national project which looked at specialist support for women and girls affected by violence and abuse and also the Disability Harassment Inquiry which involved working with local and regional partners to improve service support for people with disabilities who have been affected by harassment. Alexis has recently completed her MA and ISVA course.
Alexis is passionate about Ending Violence Against Women and Girls especially for those that come from marginalised groups. Furthermore, Alexis brings an in-depth knowledge regarding equality legislation, domestic and sexual violence, safeguarding and Human Rights