Friday, March 02, 2012

Northern STARs team up to support Young People Seeking Safety

Students from five northern STAR groups are organising a fantastic one day conference “Young People and Asylum” on the 17th March at the University of Manchester, to raise awarenees of the issues facing young people seeking asylum in the UK. The event is part of the Young People Seeking Safety Week It is open to all students and is only £5. Don’t miss out – get your tickets now! All speakers and workshops now confirmed – get your tickets now!

Young people seeking asylum in the UK are fleeing war, torture and persecution. They can face huge difficulties when they arrive including being accused of lying about their age and forced to undergo age assessments, living in poverty as they are not allowed to work and barred from going to university due to admissions policies.

The conference organisers are students campaigning for fair treatment for asylum seekers. We want to our fellow students to know about the neglect experienced by young people in this country who have fled violence and persecution.

Experts in the fields of human rights and refugee activism will lead a series of talks, workshops and a panel discussion on issues including: motivations and journeys of young asylum seekers, detention, welfare support and social care, destitution and access to higher education.

Keynote speakers and workshops from Refugee Action, Young People Seeking Safety, Coram Children’s Legal Centre, Children’s Society, Women Asylum Seekers Together, End Child Detention Now

Workshop will cover a wide range of topics including destitution, child detention, personal journeys and testimonies, young people and returns and unaccompanied young asylum seekers in the care system.

Last chance to buy your tickets so get clicking! You can buy your ticket here

Posted by STAR team on 02/03/2012 at 05:49 PM