Wednesday, March 4th, 2015


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Celebrating inspirational young people - 3rd Annual IARS Research and Youth Leadership Awards

More than a hundred young people, representatives of youth organisations and key stakeholders packed the Canada Water Culture Space in London on Wednesday 20th August to celebrate the achievements of promising young people in their diverse communities at the 3rd Annual IARS Research and Youth Leadership Awards.

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The young have spoken: Hate crime and what needs to be done


Dear Cdr. Mak Chishty,

I am writing in response to your Call for evidence on hate crime and best practice. Sorry we missed the chance to meet you at the IARS Annual Research and Youth Leadership Awards 2014. It would have been a great opportunity to hear directly from over 100 young people, but also see inspiring youth projects combating the causes and fears that generate hate phenomena in our capital. This letter is written to introduce you to our organisation, the youth-led 99% campaign and the work that our young people did in order to collect evidence for you.

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Restorative Justice in cases of Domestic Violence – New Research Launch

IARS is pleased to announce the launch of its new e-book entitled Restorative Justice and Domestic Violence: A critical Review”. The e-book  reports on the current developments, practices and policies on the use of restorative justice in cases of domestic violence in the UK. The research also reflects on limitations, inefficiencies and complexities of the current criminal justice system in the UK.

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The real Youth Voice - 99% Campaign Magazine Launch marks the International Youth Day

The 99% Campaign marks the celebrations of the 14thUnited Nations International Youth Day with the launch of the 2nd edition of its 99% Campaign Magazine. The 99% Campaign Magazine is an entirely youth – led initiative that showcases the potential of youth in enhancing our local, national and global society, representing the real and marginalized voices of young people.

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Do victims of crime know their rights ? Free e-learning course for victims

The UK-based international think-tank, IARS, is proud to launch an evidence-based e - learning course for victims of crime. The course aims to empower victims by increasing their knowledge of their rights in the criminal justice and restorative justice process as these are protected by the EC Victims' Directive due to come into force in November 2015.

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The Power of Testimony: IARS user-led training on Gender Sensitivity in the Asylum Process

On Monday 28 July IARS held another successful user-led training on Gender Sensitivity in the Asylum Process at the offices of Freedom from Torture. The event coincided with Eid al-Fitr, the religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide, and we were particulalry grateful to the Muslim refugee women from our Abused No More project who gave up their time on such an important day, and came to the event.

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STOP PRESS: Third Annual IARS Research and Youth Leadership Awards

The UK-based international think-tank, IARS, in partnership with the youth-led 99% Campaign are proud to announce their 3rd Annual Research and Youth Leadership Awards that will be taking place on the 20th August – 3pm at Canada Water Culture Space, 21 Surrey Quays Road, London, SE16 7AR.

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Stop Press: EU Funds IARS for Europe-wide Democracy Youth Opportunities

In the current social and economic climate where young people are pushed in the margins of society, IARS won Erasmus + (KA3) funding to continue its user-led and youth focused policy work, enabling thousands of young people across the UK and Europe to voice their real issues to decision-makers, and drive change from the bottom up.