The IARS International Institute


The project targets refugee and asylum seeking women aiming to increase their legal literacy through user-led training provision, in order to enable them to address and assert their rights when facing gender based violence and abuse such as Female Genital Mutilation and domestic violence.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017


Registered Charity in England and Wales (1124590)

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The project is based on research that was conducted with young women in the UK, Poland, Italy and Romania. The research revealed that lack of knowledge of basic rights leads to a vicious circle of further marginalisation and exclusion. Social exclusion and marginalisation are multi-faceted issues and require a multiple response. However, currently there is a substantial gap in education and training services across the UK that our work aims to bridge.


“Abused no more”, utilises the notion of legal literacy in an innovative way to prevent marginalisation and abuse. Using user-led methodologies addresses gaps in education and training provision for refugee asylum seeking women in relation to anti-discrimination and abuse. Based on the findings of the research we will develop and deliver face to face and online training services to our beneficiaries that will aim to increase their legal capability.