Each year the UN invites governments, organisations, and individuals to observe International Migrants Day by distributing information on the human rights and migrants’ fundamental freedoms. People are also invited to share their experiences and contribute to designing action plans to ensure their protection.
Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today.
Gender inequality persists worldwide. Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls will require more vigorous efforts, including legal frameworks, to counter deeply rooted gender-based discrimination that often results from patriarchal attitudes and related social norms, as stated by the UN Secretary-General, in his latest report on progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
Across the world, societies are undergoing deep transformation, just as globalisation is accelerating. This is opening vast opportunities for dialogue and exchange. It is also raising new challenges, sharpened by inequality and poverty, enduring conflicts and movements of people. We see today the rise of exclusive politics and discourses of division. We see diversity being rejected as a source of weakness. We see myths of ‘pure’ cultures of lore being gloried, fuelled by ignorance and sometimes hatred. We see others being scapegoated and repressed. We see barbaric terrorist attacks designed to weaken the fabric of ‘living together.’
ESRC Festival of Social Science, Royal Holloway University of London presents.
Discussions about refugees in Europe have been prominent in the public discourse since the conflict in Syria.
The event will be a debate from three perspectives from economics, sociology and activism about the effects of migration on host countries.
The aim of the event is not only to disseminate the results of academic research but also to engage the public on the debate of the role of refugees on society, and foster a conversation between refugees and the public.
This is a cross sector forum for any group or organisation that has provision for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Lewisham and for refugees and migrants themselves. The purpose of the forum is to increase partnership working in order to better meet the needs of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Lewisham. We will do this by: building closer working relationships and raising awareness about what services are available for cross referrals; identifying needs and areas of improvement in services; sharing intelligence on strategy and policy.
In September, several local organisations and members of Lewisham Council working closely with refugees came together and agreed now is a good time to start up a mirgrant forum. Lewisham Council has made a pledge to resettle 100 refugee families over the next four years and there is an ever growing demand on resources to provide the support that refugees need. There is already a lot of partnership working going on but we want to provide a space to build on this so that refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Lewisham receive the best possible support.
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As part of London’s first ever Challenge Poverty Week, the Trust for London and the London Child Poverty Alliance are hosting an event to support local authorities during the ongoing roll out of Universal Credit.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the declaration by the General Assembly, in its resolution 47/196 of 22 December 1992, of 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the Call to Action by Father Joseph Wresinski — which inspired the observance of October 17 as the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty — and the recognition by the United Nations of the day as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
London Challenge Poverty Week is an opportunity for you to raise your voice against poverty and show what is being done to tackle poverty across London.
Organisations large and small are supporting this first ever London Challenge Poverty Week and we hope you can too.
The main aims of the week are to:
Increase visibility of the reality of poverty in London
Encourage positive debate and discussion about poverty
Show what is being done to tackle poverty & the solutions we know exist.
We are encouraging groups and individuals to get involved in London Challenge Poverty Week by organising activities or taking part in activities organised by others.
If you are organising an event for London Challenge Poverty Week, or you want to discuss how to go about it, please don’t hesitate to contact us; email laura.payne[at]childrenengland.org.uk
The festival will showcase a number of events related to migration and migrants.
LRMN will be attending a number of panel shows and will deliver an employability workshop as part of the event.
Since 1999 Deptford X has brought an annual art extravaganza to the unique setting of Deptford, combining work by invited artists with that of the area's diverse creative communities. Since 2016, a revitalised programme has focused on commissioning cutting-edge work by emerging artists and a radically open, artist-centred approach.
The festival runs over ten action-packed days and takes place in a wide range of public sites and spaces. It has two central elements: the curated Platform programme and the open Fringe programme. In addition we present a commissioned Special Project and organise a range of artist talks, walking tours and learning activities.
The festival is free and open to everyone.