IARS Press Release: New Pan European Project launch - Domestic Violence under the lens of Restorative Justice
The Dutch Verwey-Jonker Institute in partnership with IARS and 5 other European Organizations will come together on the 3rd- 4th March in Utrecht, the Netherlands for the launch of the 2-year EU funded project entitled “Restorative justice in cases of domestic violence: Best practice examples between increasing mutual understanding and awareness of specific protection needs”.
Research in itself is not a charitable object. Research that can enhance the quality of life and indeed bring balance to distorted power structures within our society is a worthwhile and much needed charitable activity. Our Impact Report 2013 just released bears evidence to this.
On Monday February 24th, IARS held its long anticipated training on Gender Sensitivity in the Asylum Process at the leading human rights barristers’ premises, Matrix Chambers. Refugee and asylum-seeking women, who were trained as community researchers and supported by IARS, launched their awareness raising programme for professionals and services providers.
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At IARS, we have a strong focus on youth inclusion, and coordinate a range of youth-led projects to ensure young people’s views and the organisations that support them are heard at a policy level. As part of London Youth Now, IARS hosts the Policy Response Group which considers issues affecting young people for example hate crime, youth violence, police powers, youth unemployment and access to education.
IARS is delighted to offer a bespoke and evidence -based training programme for professionals, victims and other users of the criminal justice system on the Victims' Directive due to be implemented by all member states by 16th November 2015. The training programme is an output of the two year EU funded project “Restorative Justice in Europe: Safeguarding Victims And Empowering Professionals”,(RJE) that aims to facilitate the implementation of the EU Directive 2012/29/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime.
IARS celebrates youth and the successful completion of the 3 year Youth in Action Programme with a special edition of its peer reviewed Youth Voice Journal dedicated to promote youth participation and social inclusion in Europe.