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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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: