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Volunteers’ Week 1-7 June 2017

This Thursday, 1 June 2017 will mark the start of Volunteers’ Week that will celebrate volunteers from across the UK who continues to make an impact on their local communities.  As an accredited European voluntary service provider and recipients of the Youth Mark award for volunteering, IARS is excited to take part in thanking the contributions of volunteers throughout the UK and particularly those who have significantly i

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The 2nd International Young Carers Conference, Broadcasted Live May 29 at 9.00-10.15

On the 29th of May 2017, the IARS International Institute is thrilled to have Professor Theo Gavrielides presenting on Race, Power and Young Carers in Europe: New evidence and directions at the 2nd International Young Carers Conference, in Malmö, Sweden, which will be broadcasted live 29-31 May 2017 at 9.00-10.15.

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VACANCY: PROJECTS COORDINATOR (YOUTH)

We are looking for a committed and confident Projects Coordinator (Youth). Deadline 13:00, Monday 19th June 2017.

The right candidate will lead on our international, national and local youth projects and manage our interns, volunteers and associate.  There are opportunities for travel abroad to represent the organisation at meetings and conferences.  The post is offered part-time with the possibility of becoming full time dependent on funding.  We accept applications only from applicants with the right to work in the UK.

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Statement on the Manchester terror attack

 

 

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What our Free E-learning course can do for you

The new free IARS online training course, Empowering professionals to work with Refugee and Asylum Seeking women, understanding their experiences of fleeing violence and respecting their rights under the EU Victims Directive, is aimed at empowering professionals to better understand the unique experiences of asylum seeking women most at risk of victimisation.  With a particular focus on th

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Stop and Search: A Guide for Parents and Children, plus short film

Stop and Watch has a sound advice.

Are you a parent or carer concerned and unsure how to support children who are stop and searched by the police?

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LGBTI Advisory board - Recruitment call for LGBTI refugees

Following the success of the EpsiLon Project International Conference on 'LGBTI refugees and migrants: the situation in Greece and Europe’ held in Athens last week, we are now back on track and working towards developing the second project output. The partnership is now developing a curriculum for a face-to-face training to equip professional and volunteers to better understand the realities of LGBTI refugees.

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Freedom for Chelsea

The Guardian today has a great article about the release of Chelsea Manning and her survival in gaol as a transgender woman.  Chelsea, like so many of the transgender community, faced prejudice and abuse whilst in prison and one can only imagine the daily challenge it must have been to simply survive.  This drew my attention to our Epsilon project.  Epsilon is a project which is focused on identifying the challenges faced by LGBTIQA refugees when trying to integrate in their adopted country or when seeking asylum.

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International Day Against Homophobia Transphobia and Biphobia

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. 

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Young BAME voices in the UK general election

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?

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