It’s incredible to me that I already have to say goodbye to my time here at IARS, when it feels like it just started. Through the past ten weeks, I’ve had an excellent time getting to know London better while making a positive difference in the city which has been such a gracious host. Although my time here was excellent in countless ways, but what sticks out to me most is what a real difference I made. Although I didn’t quite know what to expect with my time at IARS, I had a certain idea of what being an intern would mean: namely, that I’d be doing all the grunt work.
This last Monday 5th of June a collection of 20 BME organisations launched the Race Equality Manifesto. The manifesto asks for the voices of Black and Minority Ethnic groups to be heard in today’s snap general elections as its outcomes will inevitably profoundly impact on BME and migrant communities.
An innovative training and skills development employability programme will enable hundreds of young Londoners from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds to become social entrepreneurs. The programme titled “Skill Up - Skills for Young Social Entrepreneurs will facilitate learning building on the principles of gamification, peer-engagement and peer mentoring promoting creating thinking and innovation for social good.
The IARS’s Women’s Advisory Board, a group formed by 10 Refugee and Asylum Seeking women participants of the Comic Relief funded Gender and Justice Empowerment Project, would like to draw your attention to our Manifesto for the UK ratification of the Istanbul Convention. The rationale behind this manifesto is to welcome a recent UK law to ratify the Istanbul Convention, and to bring attention to its nondiscriminatory in relation to migrant and refugee women.