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Keeping Child Abuse on the EU Agenda

International Children’s Day, commemorated on June 1st, is the international promotion of children’s rights and their wellbeing. The EU plays an imperative role in promoting initiatives, which safeguard the rights of children and protect them from abuse and violence in Europe.

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IARS’ Response to the Domestic Abuse Bill Consultation

The Government has launched a consultation on measures to be included in a draft Domestic Abuse Bill.

As part of IARS’ public policy work, we regularly respond to government and government agency consultations. We perceive the consultation as an important opportunity to inform policy-makers about the current gaps in legislation regarding the protection of refugee and migrant women, who have experienced domestic abuse in the UK.

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#DiscoverEU THIS SUMMER! Applications open 12 June!

A new European Union initiative held through Eurodesk UK, promoting the exploration of Europe, for 15,000 young people of the UK and EU.

For those that are 18 years and older and would like a chance of traveling Europe this is the perfect opportunity. This initiative is focused on the youth taking advantage of their freedom of movement, exploring diversity, and making friends from all over the continent.

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Bursaries to attend our London conference

The deadline to apply for a bursary worth €200 plus £70 (registration) to travel to London is just around the corner.

This year, we are offering this support to anyone not from the UK to attend our Annual Conference ‘European Community Voices Stronger Together: Abused and Stigmatized No More’

It will be held at the unique location of Honorable Society of the Middle Temple on July 12th-13th. We have a limited number of bursaries so they are distributed on a first come first serve basis.

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Our impact in 2017

What a year 2017 has been! As the financial year has come to an end, we look back at what we have achieved for our members, users and society. Brexit, changes in government and policies, security and human rights threats, unemployment and discrimination, all topic that featured prominently!

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Applications for #Healthyhabits in London now open!

In light of last week’s mental health awareness campaign, it is essential to highlight the importance of taking care of one’s ‘mind’ and ‘body.’ The reciprocal relationship between physical and mental health is evident throughout the research. According to Mental Health Foundation (2018), poor physical health can lead to an increased risk of developing mental health problems. In the same way, poor mental health can negatively impact on physical health. Any form of physical exercise is a great way to keep physically healthy, as well as, improve mental wellbeing.

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Faris Wong

Interning at IARS was one of the best opportunities that I had during my time in London in 2018. I really feel that this little organisation allowed me to not only work in fields that I am passionate about but also work with a great team that is friendly and joyful. I want to personally thank you for allowing me to help you with the projects that you were working on.

Emma Rose Colburn

Justice Projects Intern

Emma is working as a Justice Projects Intern at The IARS International Institute.

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Vanessa Martins

Youth Projects Intern

Vanessa is the Youth Enterprise Intern at IARS.

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Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is mental health awareness week and there are some amazing initiatives that we should all be checking out. Remember that we are all affected by mental health in some way or another, and we should educate ourselves. Here at IARS we think about what affects society all the time, and there are countless examples of how our users are affected by mental health issues, be it themselves, a family member, or a friend. Below are just a few interesting things you could be reading on your train home this week:

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