Violence against women is underreported – in the EU as elsewhere. Not only do women affected by violence struggle with the continuing stigmatisation in their personal environment, police officers also sometimes fall into the trap of victim-blaming. This can lead to a lack of trust in the police forces and contributes to underreporting.
Allison is working as a Youth Projects Intern at The IARS International Institute as part of a semester-long placement. She is currently studying to get her BA in Global Studies with a minor in Theatre at Rider University in New Jersey, USA.
The Lammy Review, chaired by David Lammy MP, was published today as an independent review of the treatment of, and outcomes for, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) individuals in the Criminal Justice System (CJS). IARS' work was recognised as part of this review with the report noting that there is great potential for criminal justice agencies to utilise a restorative justice approach to improve relationships with BAME communities.
Two weeks ago the CPS published a new policy on hate crime and, within it, their pledge to take crimes committed online as seriously as offline offences.
Dilara is working as an Equalities Projects Intern at The IARS International Institute.
In light of the recent deaths of black men, who lost their lives in contact with the police, the BME communities are left with distrust in the justice system in the UK. Consequently, all three men were restrained by officers, taken to a hospital, and later on died from related injuries. Furthermore, none of the officers relating to the recent incidents have been suspended .
Maija is working as a Justice Intern at The IARS International Institute.
On the 27th September, IARS will be hosting an International Roundtable Event to discuss the challenges and opportunities that confront societies seeking to improve the labour market integration of migrants and refugees, with a particular focus on the UK. This event provides a platform from which to discuss this pressing public policy issue from a diverse set of experiences, perspectives, and theoretical angles. We shall be hearing from academics, authors, activists, mental-health workers, journalists, refugees, migrants, and asylum-seekers.
As the new academic year approaches we are looking to kickstart several new youth programmes here at IARS and to do so, we need your voice.
Hello! My name is Emily Lanham, I am the new Project Coordinator responsible for delivering and coordinating IARS' youth stream. I started this week and am incredibly excited to jump in to this role at such a critical time for IARS' projects, young people and the world as a whole. I hope we can help make a positive impact on our local and international communities. I just wanted to put up this brief blog to tell you about myself and why I came to IARS.