Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Still Human Still Here: one year on

After a year of awesome campaigning by the STAR network, let us take a moment to look back on the brilliant achievments of students before we march towards another great year as a leader of the Let Them Work campaign.

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Posted by STAR team on 02/09/2008 at 01:31 PM

Thursday, August 14, 2008

STAR signs the Women’s Asylum Charter

STAR has signed up to a charter for the rights of women seeking asylum in the UK. Signatories including STAR, Refugee Council, Liberty and Amnesty International UK are calling upon the UK Border Agency (UKBA) to treat women seeking asylum with fairness, dignity and respect.

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Posted by STAR team on 14/08/2008 at 09:05 AM

Thursday, August 07, 2008

STAR prepares to launch Refugee Children’s Programme

In the autumn STAR will be launching a new Refugee Children’s Programme offering a range of exciting opportunities for STAR Groups to develop exciting, effective and safe projects benefiting young refugees. To kick things off, we are holding a residential training event for student volunteers about how to organise activities for refugee children – and there are still a few places up for grabs!

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Posted by Russell Brooks on 07/08/2008 at 01:22 PM

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Making it work in schools for refugee and asylum-seeking children

In May 2008, the Refugee Council published a report about refugee and asylum-seeking children in secondary schools, in which STAR collaborated.

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Posted by STAR team on 29/07/2008 at 02:09 PM

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Rally for Zimbabwean asylum seekers: the march for justice

On Friday 11 July, a rally for the unjust treatment of asylum seekers from Zimbabwe, took place in the streets of Westminster.

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Posted by STAR team on 22/07/2008 at 09:43 AM

Monday, July 21, 2008

Issue 38: STAR Review of the Year

It’s been a bumper year for the STAR student network. Our 10th national conference saw a record turn out and STAR groups delivering an unprecedented number of activities. Here we have compiled a selection of the highlights from across the STAR network in 2007/8.

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Posted by STAR team on 21/07/2008 at 11:28 AM

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Nominate your STAR Volunteer of the Year - The STAR Awards are here!

This November STAR will launch the first ever STAR Awards at STAR National Conference, to celebrate the outstanding contributions of STAR volunteers.

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Posted by STAR team on 10/07/2008 at 01:17 PM

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Against all odds: a virtual refugee experience

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has launched a new online game in the UK this month, Against All Odds

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Posted by STAR team on 08/07/2008 at 01:31 PM

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Asylum Dialogues – the brand new play from Actors for Human Rights

Launched during Refugee Week with performances in Bristol, Derby, Liverpool and London, Asylum Dialogues is a newly scripted production by Sonja Linden, performed by Actors for Human Rights (previously Actors for Refugees) in conjunction with Refugee Action.

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Posted by STAR team on 03/07/2008 at 01:59 PM

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

United Nations in Trafalgar Square

It was notable timing: the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) conference – held on 18th June took place two days before World Refugee Day and within Refugee Week. Celia, campaigns intern at STAR, was there to witness an open debate held as part of the conference, hosted by the Canadian High Commission, with support from the Department for International Development (DfID) and the discussion chaired by Channel Four News’s Jon Snow.

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Posted by STAR team on 01/07/2008 at 01:24 PM

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