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EpsiLon training week in Athens

The IARS team recently took a trip to Athens for our Epsilon training week, this was a great success. Coming together with all four of our project partners, CARDET in Cyprus, KMOP in Greece, Movisie in Netherlands and Anziani e non-solo in Italy, proved to produce positive impacts for the training material we are striving to deliver. We were able to develop the hard work we had made in our respective organisations, through scrutinising and sharing positive practices with one another.

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IARS Women’s Advisory Board submission to the Mayor’s Health Strategy Consultation

In the framework of IARS Gender and Justice Empowerment Project (a 3-year Comic Relief funded project), today we have submitted a response to the consultation on the Mayor’s Health Inequalities Strategy in regards to the specific domain on Mental Health. Our full response can be read below:

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Our first Victims Rights Training BY and FOR migrant and refugee women

Yesterday, in collaboration with the Evelyn Oldfield Unit, the IARS Women’s Advisory Board run its first Victims’ Rights training BY and FOR refugee and migrant women. The workshop was held at the premises of Evelyn Oldfield Unit and brought together 21 migrant and refugee women, empowering them to understand and claim their rights under the EU Victims Directive.  

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The first safe house for LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees opens in the UK

This month, Micro Rainbow International, a social enterprise that designs and delivers innovative programmes to lift LGBTI people out of poverty in the UK, Brazil and Cambodia, opened the first safe house for LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees in the UK. Last month, Rashid and Maria, two asylum seekers from Bangladesh and El Salvador, entered the first safe house in the UK created exclusively for LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees.

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The IARS International Institute in coordination with the 

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Intersecting Inequalities Report: Austerity is hitting black and Asian women hardest

The past 10th of October Runnymede and the Women's Budget Group published new research unveiling how austerity measures are disproportionately affecting black and Asian women.

The Intersecting Inequalities Report nuancedly evidences the ways in which the intersections of gender, race and class really matters when it comes to the negative effects of austerity cuts and reforms. With shocking forecast, the research shows how BME women are the hardest hit by austerity!

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Move On Roundtable Event

On the 27th of September, the IARS team, with the input of everyone involved, from academics, authors, activists, mental-health workers, journalists, organisations supporting refugees and migrants, as well as refugees, migrants, and asylum-seekers themselves, successfully hosted the Move On Roundtable event on "Integrating migrants & refugees into the labour market” at Canada Water Library.

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HOT!!! Move On Newsletter just out from the oven!

In the lead up to IARS International Move On roundtable event  "Integrating migrants & refugees into the labour market", the fourth and last issue of the MOVE ON project Newsletter is just out from the oven! Download it here!

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MOVE ON ROUNDTABLE EVENT 2017: Integrating Migrants & Refugees into the Labour Makert

On the 27th September, IARS will be hosting an International Roundtable Event to discuss the challenges and opportunities that confront societies seeking to improve the labour market integration of migrants and refugees, with a particular focus on the UK. This event provides a platform from which to discuss this pressing public policy issue from a diverse set of experiences, perspectives, and theoretical angles. We shall be hearing from academics, authors, activists, mental-health workers, journalists, refugees, migrants, and asylum-seekers.

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Huge thank you and goodbye to Chioma!

Last week, Chioma Wuche, finished her internship as the Equalities Projects Intern. Here is what Chioma has to say about her time interning for IARS:

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