Event: "Rebuilding Lives in Exile: An examination of psychosocial models of support for refugees"
Date: Tuesday 17th June 2014
A number of organisations that offer therapeutic support to asylum-seekers and refugees will present their theoretical models of working and describe their programs. There will be opportunities for debate, discussion and networking.
Presenting organisations will include the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, The British Red Cross, The Women's Therapy Centre, The Barnet Refugee Service, Freedom from Torture, The Refugee Therapy Centre, The British Refugee Council, Waterloo Community Counselling (and service users).
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Event: "Feminization of a Tragedy: Syria's Women and Girl's Journey to Safety."
Date: Monday 23rd June 2014
Location: London School of Economics (LSE)
(Old Theatre TBC)
Syrian women and girls who have escaped the conflict in Syria are exposed to serious risks during their journey to find sanctuary both in refugee camps or in Europe. As refugees in camps and cities in Iraq, Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon, those forcibly displaced women and girls report sever forms of gender-based violence, such as forced and early marriage, domestic violence, sexual assault and rape, exploitation and abuse. Once in Europe women seeking asylum based on their gender may face detention and destitution which are also strongly gendered.
This event marks the celebration of refugee week 2014. A panel of a distinguished scholar and NGOs activists will speak on what has become the world's biggest refugee crisis of all time.
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