Abused no More: Safeguarding Youth & Empowering Professionals

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The project has its own dedicated website "http://www.abusednomore.org/"

  • About the Project

    The Abused no More (AnM) project is an EU funded 3 year programme that aims to create, support, develop and serve strategic partnerships in the area of youth-led training, educational and awareness raising activities that will allow better integration of marginalised youth particularly those from migrant groups putting an emphasis on gender based abuse and persecution.

    AnM also aims to improve services that are being provided to young people making them legally literate in order to resolve daily issues with a focus on human rights education. The project is supported by Erasmus+ (Key Action 2), and is delivered in partnership with 4 European Partners namely Stowarzyszenie Interwencji Prawnej (Poland), KISA - Action for Equality, Support, Antiracism (Cyprus), Anziani e Non Solo (Italy) and Romanian U.S. Alumni Association (Romania). The IARS International Institute is the coordinator for the programme under the leadership of its Founder and Director Dr. Theo Gavrielides.

  • Project Background

    The project is built on IARS past experience and partnership with Comic Relief. IARS previous work in this area focused on the impact of gender-related abuse of marginalised women. During that time, IARS supported a group of Black and minority ethnic women from migrant and refugee groups to carry out their own research into their peers’ experiences of health and legal services. The user-led research sought to provide insight into what these women themselves require; what makes them feel safe and listened to; and what makes it easier for them to access the services and support they need. The findings were published and then used to construct user-led training for professionals in the UK. The project also aimed to build strategic partnerships in the UK that will allow the improvement of services to this group. We engaged an active group of 20 refugee and migrant women who were leading on the programme.  With the support of Erasmus+, we are able to continue the positive impact of the project and bring its impact to the European stage with a focus on young refugee and asylum seeking women.

  • Theory of Change
    Our project is based around a theory of change model that we have created to ensure that the project has a positive impact on young people who have suffered abuse.
    The theory of change model has been constructed using key building blocks to bring about our long-term goal. It is reviewed on a monthly basis throughout the project and is a context for considering the connections between the project mission, strategies and actual outcomes, while creating links between who is being served, the strategies or activities that are being implemented and the desired outcomes. This theory of change is depicted as a "pathway of change framework", a graphical representation of our progress:

  • Project Updates

    For updates please visit the project's website  http://www.abusednomore.org/ 

    The project work has now completed but you can still access the training here: https://www.abusednomore.org/training-courses/
     or download the eBook here: https://www.abusednomore.org/e-book-download/

    Both are free thanks to the support of our funders.

    Press Release:  Our final press release can be downloaded from this page.

  • Get Involved

    If you would like to get involved in the programme please contact contact@iars.org.uk

  • How it fulfils our Mission

    User and Civic participation is one of IARS’ founding values. The project will develop user-led training with the beneficiaries. What is unique about our evidence-based programme is that refugee and asylum-seeking women are directly involved in design and delivery of the training. Due to their own lived experience of asylum process in the UK, the women are experts on the issues that affect them, and the project gives them an opportunity to have their voices heard. On the other hand, the  practitioners have a chance to listen and to learn from a group that is arguably one of the most marginalised in today's British society.



                                               GRANT agreement: 2015-1-UK01-KA205-012555

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