In the lead up to the International Women’s Day, as part of the Gender and Justice Empowerment Project, together with the Refugee Women’s Advisory Board, we are launching the #EndZeroRiskVictims Hashtag Campaign to demand that migrant and refugee women have full access to support, justice and protection. The digital campaign starts TODAY and goes until the International Women's Day.
We are offering 3 bursaries to our members to attend a CPD accredited training event on 19 – 24 March 2018, in Bucharest, Romania. The event entitled “Abused No More: Safeguarding Youth and Empowering Professionals” will strengthen the skills and competences of youth professionals who are working with marginalised young people especially those who are facing exclusion and discrimination due to ethnicity, gender-based abuse or their cultural backgrounds. The deadline for applying is Tuesday 6th March. Only IARS members are eligible.
Over the past weeks, LGBT history month has been celebrated across communities around the country, and we are now well into it. Given the scope of our work, we are also proud to be celebrating this month at IARS, alongside many people who are also dedicated to and contribute towards making sure that EVERYBODIES basic needs and human rights are upheld. This also includes their free choice of identity, dignity and respect.
On Tuesday 13th of February, the IARS Youth Board held an event on "What Young Southwark Want" which I also attended to represent the Equalities projects team. We were joined by young people between the ages of 16-25, as well as five local councilors, to give young people an opportunity to have their say on what is important for them this election season.
Late last year we kicked off another exciting youth project - EYEE (Ethics and Young Entrepreneurs in Europe) - and now things are about to get really interesting!
As part of the project, we will be introducing a new arm to our Youth Advisory Board. Each of the nine partners involved across Europe will identify young people who feed directly into our monitoring and evaluation of the project. These young people will submit written feedback and meet online over the course of the project to ensure that we keep our youth-led approach.