Following the success of the EpsiLon Project International Conference on 'LGBTI refugees and migrants: the situation in Greece and Europe’ held in Athens last week, we are now back on track and working towards developing the second project output. The partnership is now developing a curriculum for a face-to-face training to equip professional and volunteers to better understand the realities of LGBTI refugees.
Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap general election to take place on 8th of June, since then 930,000 people have applied to register to vote. Of these, more than 390,000 were aged under 25 - 42% of the total. On the day the election was called 57,987 people under 25 registered to vote - more than any other age group. Young people from BAME groups are often isolated from mainstream politics and feel like nothing will change whoever they vote for. Who can we rely on to keep our best interests at heart?
The IARS International Institute is pleased to announce the launch of its free e-learning Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accredited course entitled “Empowering professionals to work with Refugee and Asylum Seeking women, understanding their experiences of fleeing violence and respecting their rights under the EU Victims Directive”.
Our Equalities Projects Intern, Laura Leonard, is completing her internship at IARS and off to new adventures, here is what she has to say about her internship:
"My time at IARS has been a brilliant opportunity to gain valuable experience of supporting a project that I feel passionate about - women’s rights. From my first day I had the choice of working on projects and activities that I was most interested in and given real responsibility and input- a refreshing experience for a volunteering role!
In the beginning of last February, just after being offered the position as the new Equalities Projects Coordinator at IARS, I was granted with a unique and exciting opportunity to take part in the Move On Project study visit to Frankfurt as part of a training on gender and cultural sensitivity in career counseling.
Hi there, I am Rosa and last week I started working at IARS as the new Projects Coordinator for our Equalities area. I am very eager to be starting on this role as I will be coordinating very interesting projects that bridges areas that I am not only truly passionate about but can also very much relate to through my personal experiences - areas which I also have dedicated myself professionally in the past years.