Today marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. It is a chance to celebrate sexual and gender diversity, but also an opportunity to raise awareness about the violation of LGBT rights across the globe.
Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap general election to take place on 8th of June, since then 930,000 people have applied to register to vote. Of these, more than 390,000 were aged under 25 - 42% of the total. On the day the election was called 57,987 people under 25 registered to vote - more than any other age group. Young people from BAME groups are often isolated from mainstream politics and feel like nothing will change whoever they vote for. Who can we rely on to keep our best interests at heart?
Maryada Ganeshgarhia, Youth Projects & Communications Intern -
James Lowe joined The IARS International Institute as a Non-Executive Director in early 2017, in
I was thrilled to see the takeover of the IARS blogs last week by the IARS interns, so apt for European Youth Week. I was also impressed to read about Jemma Skelding a 12 year old, profoundly deaf Falkirk school girl who addressed the Scottish Parliament using sign language [BBC]. The elections have come to the interest of my 12 year old daughter too, she has an opinion that the voting age should be lowered as she feels had she and her classmates had the chance to vote in the referendum the outcome would be different.
The IARS International Institute would like to take this opportunity to wish our extended network a happy Europe Day 2017! A special mention must be made in particular to all our European project partners, all of whom work hard to collaborate on projects underpinned by the civic values and founding principles of Europe. If you would like to find out more about our European projects you can find out more here.
On the 9-10 May 2017, Professor Theo Gavrielides will be presenting on The Terrorist Within and Restorative Justice at the IIPR Europe Conference, Conflict in Europe: Meeting the Challenge, in Dublin, Ireland.
1-7 May is European Youth Week, and the IARS International Institute, the leading UK youth-led social policy charity is pleased to disseminate the findings from the 5th IARS Annual International Conference: Youth-led Solutions to Unemployment, the Voices of young marginalised carers” which was held on the 27th April 2017.
Yesterday the 5th Annual International Conference titled “Youth-led solutions to unemployment: The voices of young, marginalised carers" took place at Middle Temple (London). IARS would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped make the event a reality and such a success - Care 2 Work project partners, speakers, delegates and the staff team!