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EYE2018 Instagram Photo Competition

Are you over 18, living in an EU country and passionate about photography? Take part in the European Parliament's Instagram photo contest for the chance to win a place at the 2018 European Youth Event (EYE) in Strasbourg!

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Mayor of London's Strategy for Social Integration

The new strategy – launched yesterday – describes how the Mayor of London and City Hall will work with social integration experts, London’s communities and civil society to help improve social integration.

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Young Carers Matter Conference: 23 April

The IARS International Institute is pleased to announce it's Spring, CPD accredited conference titled "Young Carers Matter: The Voices of young people".

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Atul Sharda

Programme Development Officer

Atul started his career in a busy South East London Job Center where he became aware of how probl

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International Women's Day Reflections

For many of us who devote our lives working to promote gender equality, the 8 March has become a day to not only celebrate achievements and continue the struggles for women’s rights, but it is also the perfect time of the year to look back and reflect on everything we have done and learned so far.

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Entrepreneur Heroes

Millennials, and those born since, are faced with challenge upon challenge upon challenge to fix things that were broken long before their time. 

Every time I look at the news all I see is man-made destruction of our planet. I'm no eco warrior but it's pretty difficult to deny that we may have done some serious, and permanent damage, to our world. With pollution levels rising, changing weather, food shortages and more rubbish than can be contained, it's overwhelming. It's easy to think: what could I possibly do?

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Join the #EndZeroRiskVictims Campaign

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.

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Bursaries for IARS members: 1 week in Romania for CPD human rights training

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.

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LGBT HISTORY MONTH

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.

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What Young Southwark Want

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.

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