Youth voices matter. Get published today !

 

IARS is organizing a  recruiting young writters for the next 99% edition on gender violence.  We are interested in broadcasting  international  voices of young people, focusing on the topics that matter to them. 

All articles that meet our editorial guidelines will be published in the youth-led magazine 99% .to be distributed in libraries, schools and youth centres across London. 

 We are specially interested in the topics below 

* Gender violence 

*Social enterprise and young people 

*Fight against violence on young children 

 

We want to give you as few guidelines as possible, but you should take the following into account: 

Format: Please submit your document in google docs and allow the following email to be an editor. r.lopez@iars.org.uk.  If you would rather not receive any feedback and submit it independently for consideration please send it as an attachment to the same email address. 

For information on abstracts click here You won’t be writing a thesis so you don’t need to specify methodology.

In terms of the length of the article, we are aware these are complex issues but the general guideline is ‘less is more’. After the first draft, we can discuss the specific length of your article. 

Content: 

We are more interested in balanced reports but we also value bold, opinionated pieces that can be made easily understandable to anyone. Please add footnotes of the sources of information when you make a statement and make a clear distinction between a fact / general trend and a personal viewpoint.  We will not accept submissions containing offensive or discriminatory content or language.  IARS  as the editor reserves the right to correct spelling mistakes and minor style editions, if more substantial changes need to be done, the authors will be consulted. 

If you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact r.lopez@iars.org.uk  

EMBARGOED 00:01 TUESDAY 8 MARCH 2022 

We are Sculpt

IARS International Institute to operate as Sculpt

*Charity CEO available for interview – details in notes 

A UK-based youth charity today changes its operating name from the IARS International Institute to Sculpt. 

IARS is an international NGO that’s been working to empower young people to forge a fairer society for over 20 years. Their work is guided and evaluated by young people themselves.  

Over the last 20 years, IARS has delivered more than 70 successful projects that have addressed real problems that young people face, in areas such as: 

  • Gender discrimination 
  • Violence against women and girls 
  • Supporting young people to find work 
  • Creating green and sustainable business 
  • Promoting collaboration among young people across the world and much more. 

In 2021, with the world changing rapidly and opportunities for their work shifting, they decided to refresh their purpose and identity, and made the decision to rebrand as Sculpt. 

Claire Bonham, Chief Executive of Sculpt, said: 

‘We are delighted to launch our new brand that speaks to our aim to empower young people to shape their future.

‘We believe that many of today’s young people are facing unjust challenges – economically, environmentally and socially. A fair, sustainable society can only evolve if all young people have the opportunities, the confidence, the ambition and the skills to make their voices heard and propel change in their communities, irrespective of who they are or where they come from.  

‘Our rebrand, like our work, has been guided by research and by young people themselves. As an organisation we base our work on rigorously researched evidence and are led in our approach by our youth advisory board. Their voices and insight are critical to solving the right problems in meaningful ways.’  

 

Notes to editors:  

Dr. Claire Bonham, Chief Executive of The IARS International Institute is available for interview. Contact Claire directly on: director@iars.org.uk +44(0) 7833 224442  

Sculpt

www.sculptuk.org 

Sculpt is a UK-based charity providing research, training and work-experience opportunities that empower young people to shape their own futures and those of their communities. 

We work directly with young people, employers and professionals who support young people. All our work is guided by young people themselves and based on carefully researched evidence. We: 

  • Facilitate forums for young people to make their needs and their voices heard. 
  • Publish a magazine by young people to express their perspectives and encourage debate around public policy issues. 
  • Conduct research to uncover young people’s real needs and what works to empower and support them. 
  • Deliver training to build young people’s confidence, skills, ambition, resilience and sense of responsibility, so they can shape their futures and change their communities for the better, as leaders, social entrepreneurs and active participants in civic life. 
  • Deliver training for professionals who work with young people, drawing on our research and expertise. 
  • Engage with employers to facilitate work experience and employment opportunities for young people to develop skills and access diverse jobs. 
  • Facilitate international exchange opportunities to encourage and enable young people to experience and appreciate other cultures, perspectives and ways of life. 

We tackle disempowerment from three angles: working directly with young people to build confidence and skills and their voice, working with professionals who support young people, and working with employers to break down barriers to opportunity.