Monday, November 30th, 2015


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Press Release: IARS 4th Research and Youth Leadership Awards Winners 2015 Announced

14 Young Role Models and youth projects were recognised for their roles in our communities

Around 100 young people, representatives of youth organisations attended this year’s IARS Research and Youth Leadership Awards 2015, in partnership with the 99% Campaign that took place last night at the Canada Water Culture Space in London.

The Awards, now on its 4th year recognise and champion young people and their initiatives in their communities as drivers for social change.  

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Day 3 - Restorative Justice Week 2015 IARS Peacemaker of the Year Award Nominees

Tonight, the IARS International Institute will host its 4th Annual Research and Youth Leadership Awards. In celebration of Restorative Justice Week 2015, we'd like to highlight the Peacemaker of the Year Award category.

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Day 2 - Restorative Justice Week 2015 Restorative Justice and Domestic Violence

With our second blog for Restorative Justice Week 2015 we'd like to highlight some of the progressive work being done to explore the application of restorative justice in new contexts. While the use of restorative justice continues to expand across the world, there is little evidence or research in regards to its use in the context of cases involving domestic violence. While we know that across the UK and the EU, restorative justice is being used in this context, little light has been shed on how it is being used and how victims’ feel about it.

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Day 1 - Restorative Justice Week 2015 Promoting Victims’ Rights in Restorative Justice

This week we will be celebrating International Restorative Justice Week through a series of daily blogs highlighting the innovative ways in which restorative justice is used throughout the UK.

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Press Release: Youth Role Models are Awarded for Contributions to Their Communities

Inspirational young people and innovative community youth projects will be celebrated on Wednesday 18th November 2015, 3pm at the Canada Water Culture Space at a prestigious Awards Ceremony, organised by the Southwark-based IARS International Institute in partnership with the youth-led 99% Campaign.

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Free CPD Accredited Training Course - Victims' Voices in Restorative Justice - Cardiff 9th December 2015

The IARS International Institute in partnership with Khulisa UK are pleased to offer a free CPD accredited training event entitled Victims' Voices in Restorative Justice to be delivered in Cardiff on Wednesday 9th December (12.30 - 4.30pm). The programme builds on a pilot  that IARS delivered over 60 times times in five different countries involving 1,131 individuals and 383 organisations.

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Press Release: The IARS International Institute celebrates in Parliament 10 yrs of Community-Led Solutions for a Fairer Society

Over 100 leading figures in the international research, policy and practice arenas celebrated the 10th anniversary of The IARS International Institute at a prestigious evening reception that took place on the 4th November 2015 at the House of Commons in London.

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Press Release: Care 2 Work Website Launch - Transforming the lives of thousands of BAME young Carers across Europe

The innovative 2-year EU funded project “Care 2 Work” launches its new website“”. The new website supports the aims of the Erasmus+ funded programme that targets one of the most marginalized communities in Europe, that of the Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) young carers with a view to break the cycle of poverty and multiple disadvantage that they face.