The IARS International Institute is pleased to offer a free e-training Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accredited course entitled “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”. This training uniquely combines the first hand thoughts and experiences of refugee and asylum seeking women in the UK with information about legal and policy chances that relates to the obligations of organisations working with victims of crime. The development of the e-course is funded by Comic Relief in the framework of the "Gender and Justice Empowerment" Project, a 3-year programme that will empower, give collective voice and protect vulnerable refugee and asylum-seeking women affected by crime.
The course is based on the following 5 sections:
1) An overview of the asylum process in the UK, including understanding the legal framework of that allows people to seek asylum in the UK; the asylum process in the UK; what support asylum seekers can expect and; what happens if refugee status is granted.
2) Understanding victim’s rights under the EU Victims Directive and the UK Victims Code
3) A review section recapping the technical information from the above sections
4) Hearing from refugee and asylum seeking women about their experiences as being at risk of crime and what support would have helped them be empowered earlier
5) Information about what organisations can do to support empower refugee and asylum seeking women in relation to victim’s rights
The training will help your organisation to:
· Improve the support organisations offer to refugee and asylum seeking women who are at risk of victimisation
· Help organisations understand changes in EU law in regards to supporting victims means for your organisation, specifically looking at the EU Victims Directive that came into force in the UK in November 2015
· Support organisations understand why the UK government’s response through updating the Victim’s Code doesn’t provide adequate support and protection for those at risk of victimisation
· To show what organisation can do to push for refugee and asylum seeking women to get more support and protection
This training is for anyone that may come into contact with a refugee or asylum seeker in a professional capacity, and staff of organisations working on victim’s rights. Including professionals in the following sectors:
• The health services such as doctors, nurses and admin staff
• Those working in social housing
• Religious Organisations
• Law enforcement and criminal justice professionals
• Staff from schools and educational establishments who may liaise with parents
•Council officers and local councillors
•Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations
It is foreseen that you will need an average of 1 hour to complete this course.
The content of this e-course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines (30 CPD learning points).
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