For many of us who devote our lives working to promote gender equality, the 8 March has become a day to not only celebrate achievements and continue the struggles for women’s rights, but it is also the perfect time of the year to look back and reflect on everything we have done and learned so far.
Millennials, and those born since, are faced with challenge upon challenge upon challenge to fix things that were broken long before their time.
Every time I look at the news all I see is man-made destruction of our planet. I'm no eco warrior but it's pretty difficult to deny that we may have done some serious, and permanent damage, to our world. With pollution levels rising, changing weather, food shortages and more rubbish than can be contained, it's overwhelming. It's easy to think: what could I possibly do?
In the lead up to the International Women’s Day, as part of the Gender and Justice Empowerment Project, together with the Refugee Women’s Advisory Board, we are launching the #EndZeroRiskVictims Hashtag Campaign to demand that migrant and refugee women have full access to support, justice and protection. The digital campaign starts TODAY and goes until the International Women's Day.
We are offering 3 bursaries to our members to attend a CPD accredited training event on 19 – 24 March 2018, in Bucharest, Romania. The event entitled “Abused No More: Safeguarding Youth and Empowering Professionals” will strengthen the skills and competences of youth professionals who are working with marginalised young people especially those who are facing exclusion and discrimination due to ethnicity, gender-based abuse or their cultural backgrounds. The deadline for applying is Tuesday 6th March. Only IARS members are eligible.
Over the past weeks, LGBT history month has been celebrated across communities around the country, and we are now well into it. Given the scope of our work, we are also proud to be celebrating this month at IARS, alongside many people who are also dedicated to and contribute towards making sure that EVERYBODIES basic needs and human rights are upheld. This also includes their free choice of identity, dignity and respect.