The new free IARS online training course, Empowering professionals to work with Refugee and Asylum Seeking women, understanding their experiences of fleeing violence and respecting their rights under the EU Victims Directive, is aimed at empowering professionals to better understand the unique experiences of asylum seeking women most at risk of victimisation. With a particular focus on th
Following the success of the EpsiLon Project International Conference on 'LGBTI refugees and migrants: the situation in Greece and Europe’ held in Athens last week, we are now back on track and working towards developing the second project output. The partnership is now developing a curriculum for a face-to-face training to equip professional and volunteers to better understand the realities of LGBTI refugees.
The Guardian today has a great article about the release of Chelsea Manning and her survival in gaol as a transgender woman. Chelsea, like so many of the transgender community, faced prejudice and abuse whilst in prison and one can only imagine the daily challenge it must have been to simply survive. This drew my attention to our Epsilon project. Epsilon is a project which is focused on identifying the challenges faced by LGBTIQA refugees when trying to integrate in their adopted country or when seeking asylum.
We are currently looking for an energetic Youth Worker/Trainer to work on various community engagement projects targeted to young people aged 13-25 years old from diverse backgrounds in the Southwark area. (not exclusively).
The right candidate will be responsible for the successful delivery of the IARS Youth empowerment skills development youth training programmes. Other responsibilities will include the coordination of volunteering opportunities for young people through delivery of various community-based social action projects.