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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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Abused No More Training Week: My experiences in Warsaw

The 6 day training event in Poland was hosted by the Association for Legal intervention in Warsaw Poland. The main aims of the event were to:

-          Raise awareness of the particular needs of marginalised young people but also bring to light the realities of the marginalisation they face.

-          Develop new skills of working with young people.

-          Provide useful methods and tools that can be applied to our organisations target groups.

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Celebrating Pride - EpsiLon Newsletter

Last weekend it was London Pride! It was an opportunity to celebrate with pride the lives of LGBTIQA+ people and remind us that we still have a long way to go in ensuring that people's differences of any kind are respected and celebrated instead of used as a base for discrimination. This is even truer when it comes to LGBTIQA+ migrants and refugees who not only suffer discrimination based on their sexual and gender identity but are often the target of xenophobic and racist discrimination and violence! 

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An Art Therapy Day for Refugee Women

It is well established that refugee and asylum-seeking women are confronted with a multitude of difficulties when attempting to seek settlement in the host country. They often face the effects of poverty, dependence, and a lack of social support that not only undermines their physical health but also their mental health.

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Government to adopt new measures to ratify the Istanbul Convention

This week, the government has pledged to adopt new measures to protect women and girls from crimes committed overseas as part of a Domestic Violence Bill.

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STATEMENT ON THE LONDON FINSBURY PARK TERROR ATTACK

The IARS International Institute vehemently condemns yesterday’s Finsbury Park terrorist attack on innocent people, an attack to the core democratic and diversity principles of our society. Our hearts and solidarity go out to the friends and families of those affected as well as to the whole Muslim community.

This was a heartless attack on Muslim communities who have now for long been targeted by islamophobia and violent hate crimes as a result of being unfairly scapegoated and associated with terrorism.

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