Thursday, December 18th, 2014

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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.


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IARS to present Abused No More project at HEAR Intersections Research Launch on 25 June 2014

IARS Projects Coordinator (Equalities), Dr Natalia Paszkiewicz, alongside refugee women involved in Abused No More project, will discuss the challenges faced by asylum-seeking women when accessing services in London. The discussions will take place at 9.30am-1pm on Wednesday 25th June at the Human Rights Action Centre (Amnesty International).


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IARS training on Victims' Voices and Restorative Justice in the new EC Directive in Bulgaria this week

IARS is excited to see the full implementation of its subsidised training programme on Victims' Voices and Restorative Justice in the new EC Directive” in Bulgaria this week.  The training sessions have already been delivered throughout the UK and are now being launched across Bulgaria - with future sessions taking place in other European countries.


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IARS presenting at British High Commission & Aditus foundation event on gender-based violence

IARS Projects Coordinator (Equalities), Natalia Paszkiewicz presented at an event organised by the British High Commission (Malta) & Aditus foundation at the Rehabilitation of Refugee Survivors of Sexual Violence Forum in Malta today.


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Celebrating Volunteerism

Volunteering isn’t just selfless altruism. Giving back can have real mental and emotional health benefits, not to mention a boost to your CV. Volunteers gain as much as they give to their community, including a sense of satisfaction, empowerment and value— volunteer work has no grades or performance reviews! The importance of social activism isn’t defined by the salary attached to it.