Monday, September 22nd, 2014

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The Power of Testimony: IARS user-led training on Gender Sensitivity in the Asylum Process

On Monday 28 July IARS held another successful user-led training on Gender Sensitivity in the Asylum Process at the offices of Freedom from Torture. The event coincided with Eid al-Fitr, the religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide, and we were particulalry grateful to the Muslim refugee women from our Abused No More project who gave up their time on such an important day, and came to the event.


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STOP PRESS: Third Annual IARS Research and Youth Leadership Awards

The UK-based international think-tank, IARS, in partnership with the youth-led 99% Campaign are proud to announce their 3rd Annual Research and Youth Leadership Awards that will be taking place on the 20th August – 3pm at Canada Water Culture Space, 21 Surrey Quays Road, London, SE16 7AR.


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Stop Press: EU Funds IARS for Europe-wide Democracy Youth Opportunities

In the current social and economic climate where young people are pushed in the margins of society, IARS won Erasmus + (KA3) funding to continue its user-led and youth focused policy work, enabling thousands of young people across the UK and Europe to voice their real issues to decision-makers, and drive change from the bottom up.


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IARS Vacancy: Secretariat Youth Voice Journal

IARS is excited to announce a new internship for the Secretariat of our peer reviewed Youth Voice Journal. The deadline for applications is midnight 28th July 2014. Working days and hours are flexible and will be negotiated once the candidate has been selected. Travel expenses (up to £7.50 per day) and lunch (up to £5 per day) will be covered.


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IARS Vacancy: Campaigns' Coordinator

IARS is excited to announce a key vacancy for an ambitious Campaigns’ Coordinator. The deadline is on Thursday 31st July 2014, midnight. This is an office-based post initially offered on a 3 dpw, salary £22,920 - £31,935 pro rata depending on experience. Follow the link for the application pack.

 


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IARS Training on Gender Sensitivity in the Asylum Process, 28 July 2014 at Freedom from Torture office - CPD accredited

IARS is thrilled to announce another training session on Gender Sensitivity in the Asylum Process. This evidence-based, user-led awareness raising programme for professionals and service providers is focused on the impact of gender-based violence on refugee and asylum-seeking women, and the need for a gender-sensitive treatment of this group. The seminar is CPD accredited.


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IARS Race in Probation toolkit features in the first edition of Probation Quarterly

IARS Projects Coordinator (Equalities), Dr Natalia Paszkiewicz, and Prof. Theo Gavrielides, IARS Founder and Director, have jointly published in the first edition of the Probation Institute's Journal, Probation Quarterly.


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Evaluation of Detention Action Community Support Project

Detention Action has launched an alternative to detention project for young migrant ex-offenders at risk of indefinite immigration detention. The Community Support Project is the first alternative to detention specifically to address the needs of migrant ex-offenders, who frequently experience the longest periods of immigration detention. It is also the first alternative to detention to focus on migrants’ active community participation.