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RJ Week: Restorative justice, self-indulgence and the trust we've lost

Happy International Restorative Justice week 2017! As has become customary on RJ week our Director, Dr. Theo Gavrielides, has been reflecting on restorative processes and their strengths & weaknesses. In his latest blog Dr. Gavrielides reflects on declining public trust and asks whether Restorative Justice is doing enough to address the inbalances in our societies' power structures.

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Youth Radicalisation in the UK

The Standard claimed this week that thousands of British children have identified as ISIS supporters, or potential extremists, as radicalisation of young people becomes more prevalent. Extremism has become more common in the last few years, with Al Qaeda affiliated groups and the So-Called Islamic State claiming responsibility for terrorist attacks across Great Britain. The far right has also been emerging as hate crime increases in the wake of Brexit. What, therefore, is the Government doing to stop this and what should it be doing? 

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Our first Victims Rights Training BY and FOR migrant and refugee women

Yesterday, in collaboration with the Evelyn Oldfield Unit, the IARS Women’s Advisory Board run its first Victims’ Rights training BY and FOR refugee and migrant women. The workshop was held at the premises of Evelyn Oldfield Unit and brought together 21 migrant and refugee women, empowering them to understand and claim their rights under the EU Victims Directive.  

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Changing Times?

Olga Khoroshilova's piece on the BBC World Services website (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41737330) tells the story of a brief period in 1921 when the gay community in Russia had a "brief window of freedom" and shows extraordinary photographs of a gay wedding from the 1920s.  It reminded me of a conversation I had with a friend this week where I was teasing him about making an honest man of his partner, commenting on how progressive we are in the UK and how the gay community has the options of a civil partnership or a w

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The first safe house for LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees opens in the UK

This month, Micro Rainbow International, a social enterprise that designs and delivers innovative programmes to lift LGBTI people out of poverty in the UK, Brazil and Cambodia, opened the first safe house for LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees in the UK. Last month, Rashid and Maria, two asylum seekers from Bangladesh and El Salvador, entered the first safe house in the UK created exclusively for LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees.

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FREE CPD ACCREDITED TRAINING: EMPOWERING MIGRANT AND REFUGEE WOMEN TO CLAIM THEIR RIGHTS

The IARS International Institute in coordination with the 

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Intersecting Inequalities Report: Austerity is hitting black and Asian women hardest

The past 10th of October Runnymede and the Women's Budget Group published new research unveiling how austerity measures are disproportionately affecting black and Asian women.

The Intersecting Inequalities Report nuancedly evidences the ways in which the intersections of gender, race and class really matters when it comes to the negative effects of austerity cuts and reforms. With shocking forecast, the research shows how BME women are the hardest hit by austerity!

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VACANCY: PROJECTS COORDINATOR (JUSTICE)

(NOW CLOSED)

We are looking for a committed and confident Projects Coordinator (Justice).

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International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare (IJHRH) 10th Anniversary

The International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare (IJHRH) will mark its 10th anniversary with the launch of a special issue on the topic of ‘Physical and Mental Health of Children and Young People’ at an event hosted by Rt Hon MP Norman Lamb at the House of Commons on 12 October 2017.

IJHRH is an international, peer-reviewed journal with a unique practical approach to promoting equality, inclusion and human rights in health and social care.

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Press Release: European roundtable event addresses the need to build the capacity of employment agencies and career professionals to better support migrant and refugee job seekers

On the 27 September, the IARS International Institute hosted a European Roundtable event titled Move On "Integrating migrants & refugees into the labour market” to address the barriers and challenges of migrants and refugees to access sustainable employment. The event, held in central London and saw the contributions of a number of stakeholders including academics, authors, researchers, activists, mental health professionals, journalists and NGO’s supporting refugees and migrants on employment related issues.

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