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EpsiLon training week in Athens

The IARS team recently took a trip to Athens for our Epsilon training week, this was a great success. Coming together with all four of our project partners, CARDET in Cyprus, KMOP in Greece, Movisie in Netherlands and Anziani e non-solo in Italy, proved to produce positive impacts for the training material we are striving to deliver. We were able to develop the hard work we had made in our respective organisations, through scrutinising and sharing positive practices with one another.

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Bibliography on youth radicalisation in 6 languages released by YEIP

The Youth Empowerment and Innovation Project (YEIP) is pleased to publish its first output through this Bibliography in six different languages. The Bibliography forms part of YEIP’s first step in unravelling and understanding the current state of the art in youth radicalisation and positive approaches in Europe.

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#SeeRed

December 1st is World Aids Day, a day to remember people we have lost to AIDS and those living with HIV.  I'm sure we have all been touched in one way or another by this disease, in my case I have a friend living with HIV and controlling it with drugs.  When he was diagnosed it came as a complete shock, a blood transfusion when he was a boy had been infected and now so was he.  At that time HIV was a pre-cursor to full blown AIDS and in reality the time-bomb was ticking away, however in the (many) years that have followed our knowledge of the disease and how to control it has grown to a poi

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POTUS, Social Media & Extremism

This morning, yet again, the political and personal discussion of the day continues to be plastered all over social media; in an unprecedented POTUS style, Donald Trump has attacked Theresa May on Twitter after she condemned his sharing of far-right propaganda videos. Most national newspapers have picked up the tweets from the United States President and speculated over how the Prime Minister, Theresa May, will respond.

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IARS Women’s Advisory Board submission to the Mayor’s Health Strategy Consultation

In the framework of IARS Gender and Justice Empowerment Project (a 3-year Comic Relief funded project), today we have submitted a response to the consultation on the Mayor’s Health Inequalities Strategy in regards to the specific domain on Mental Health. Our full response can be read below:

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Guest Blog: Dr Daniel Briggs

This year for RJ week we are shining the spotlight on our members and the valuable work that many of them do in the field of Restorative Justice. Our fifth blog comes from Dr Daniel Briggs, member of the IARS Independent Academic Board. Dr Briggs is a researcher, writer and inter-disciplinary academic who uses ethnography to study social problems.

Dr Daniel Briggs

Restoring Justice to society by restoring justice to the House of Parliament

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Guest Blog: Chris Straker

This year for RJ week we are shining the spotlight on our members and the valuable work that many of them do in the field of Restorative Justice.

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Guest Blog: Esther Friedman

This year for RJ week we are shining the spotlight on our members and the valuable work that many of them do in the field of Restorative Justice. Our third blog comes from IARS member and friend Esther Friedman. Esther is currently an Assistant Professor in Social Work at Linnaeus University, where she interacts with RJ from an interdisciplinary approach.

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Guest Blog: Margot Van Sluytman

This year for RJ week we are shining the spotlight on our members and the valuable work that many of them do in the field of Restorative Justice.

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Guest Blog: Gary Stephenson (Restorative Solutions CIC)

This year for RJ week we are shining the spotlight on our members and the valuable work that many of them do in the field of Restorative Justice. Our first blog comes from members, Restorative Solutions CIC and focuses on their Restorative Prison programme applying restorative approaches within the prison community. If you are interested in finding out more about Restorative Solutions please get in touch, or visit their website - http://www.restorativesolutions.org.uk/

 

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