Responses to the Afghan Refugee Crisis ...
JRAN Forum Keynote (Full) - Judges, Lawyers and Afghan Refugees
"Human suffering everywhere concerns men and women everywhere" - Elie Wiesel Overview: We were honoured to have Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, and Professor Sara Chandler QC (Hon), as our keynote speakers, together with Judge Dennis Davis, chairing a discussion on the situation for Afghan judges and lawyers at threat of persecution and seeking sanctuary in the UK and Europe. We are very grateful that one of the Afghan Judges who has been rescued has agreed to speak at this session - Judge Fawzia. More details can be found on our website: https://www.jran.uk/post/book-your-place-at-the-next-jran-forum
JRAN Forum - Emotional wellbeing and mental health responses: Meeting the needs of Afghan refugees
Drawing on their work and first-hand experiences,Refugee Trauma Initiative will look at the need, challenges and solutions to help meet the mental health needs of Afghan refugees. Speakers include: 1) Gabriella Brent, Head of Programmes and Clinical Lead, Refugee Trauma Intitiative 2) Jawed Taiman, film maker and programmes manager for pyscho-social projects in Afghanistan Find out more about RTI: https://www.refugeetrauma.org/
From our members
JRAN - Afghan Refugee Crisis
Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, David Altschuler and Zarlasht Halaimzai in conversation, in response to the Afghan refugee crisis. With thanks to: Refugee Trauma Intitative: https://www.refugeetrauma.org/ Choose Love: https://choose.love/ New North London Synagogue: https://www.mynnls.org.uk/ Brought to you by: JRAN: https://www.jran.uk/ One to One Children's Fund: https://www.onetoonechildrensfund.org/ Further reading: 'I pleaded for help. No one wrote back’: the pain of watching my country fall to the Taliban' - Zarlasht Halaimzai https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/30/i-pleaded-for-help-no-one-wrote-back-the-pain-of-watching-my-country-fall-to-the-taliban
JCORE: Understanding the government’s new immigration plans
JRAN is pleased to share the recording from the Jewish Council for Racial Equality's recent event: 'Not welcome here: Understanding the government’s new immigration plans', which took place on 4th July 2021. About: The government’s recently announced reforms propose the most far-reaching and concerning changes to the UK’s asylum system for years. Under such proposals, many Jewish refugees who fled to the UK from mainland Europe in the 1930s would likely not have been protected. Such plans strongly negate the values of justice and fairness which are central to Jewish identity, and demand a strong response from the Jewish community. This event seeks to amplify the Jewish voice in opposition to the appalling plans, and how the conversation can be changed in support of a more fair and compassionate asylum system. Listen to: • Kindertransport refugee, campaigner and peer, Lord Alf Dubs • Enver Solomon, Chief Executive of the Refugee Council Chaired by JCORE Executive Director, Dr Edie Friedman. Find out more about JCORE and their campaigns: https://www.jcore.org.uk/ Contact: email@example.com
JRAN Forum May 2021
Young Leaders: Safe Passage at JRAN Forum 2021
Ruth Holtom. Working in the UK and across Europe through a combination of campaigning and legal casework, Safe Passage exists to help child refugees access safe, legal routes to sanctuary. Safe Passage Young Leaders was launched at the beginning of 2020 to provide a platform for young refugees to speak out about issues they care about and develop skills in campaigning and advocacy.
Young Leaders: Coram at JRAN Forum 2021
Amy Spiller, Djamila Bulakio. Young Citizens is Coram's award-winning programme for young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds aged 16-25. Young Citizens Trainers use their experiences to co-design and run workshops for other young people who are new to the country.
Result CIC at JRAN Forum 2021
Hormuz Ahmadzadeh and Mona Bani; Jane Cordell and Farah AlHaddad. Result CIC is a social enterprise led by directors with experience of having lived experience of racism, being disabled and other experiences of marginalisation. Through their 'Resilience Beyond Crisis' programme they have been working with social leaders in the migration and refugee sector.
JRAN Forum August 2020