NIHRF 2018: 9-15 December
Each year the 10th December is celebrated as Human Rights Day across the world. The date marks the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. Civil society groups across the world use this date as an opportunity to celebrate and mark the importance of human rights globally.
Every year a diverse range of organisations across Northern Ireland have traditionally held events in the week surrounding this date to mark the occasion and highlight different aspects of human rights as they apply locally and internationally. In 2012 a number of these organisations came together to pool those individual events into a programme of activities promoted together for the first time as the Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival.
The dates for this year’s Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival have been confirmed as 9-15 December.
As with last year the Consortium will invite groups and individuals to submit events to be included in the festival programme.
For more information about the festival, please check out the website here.
What: Free training migrants’ access to services
When: Friday 14th December 10am – 4pm,
Where: Middleton Buildings, 10-12 High Street, Belfast, BT12BA
This course gives advisers the tools they need to quickly identify what entitlement migrants have to social security and other public services.
Can a Somali refugee claim Universal Credit?
Can an American spouse claim disability benefits?
Can asylum seekers receive assistance from Social Services?
Can a victim of trafficking get free healthcare?
How can European citizens prepare for Brexit?
Advisers will gain an understanding of different categories of migrants and their entitlements to public services. The course has a particular focus on benefit entitlement for European and non European citizens. It is also looks at the various processes for newly recognised refugees and includes a section on Brexit. The course is very interactive and includes a focus on case studies as well as practical tips and strategies. It breaks down a complex area of law into clear, straightforward and useful information.
Thanks to support from Belfast City Council, free places are available. For more information or to book a place, please contact Liz Griffith at Law Centre (NI) firstname.lastname@example.org ( 02890 244401)
The training is free but please book your place!
Thank you for your continued support during the last year. I am pleased to attach information relating to the election of members to NWMF Executive Committee for 2019-2021. Full NWMF members are eligible to submit resolutions, vote at the AGM and take part in the elections. Approximately one third of our committee is elected each year and you are invited to nominate candidates.
1. Election of members to serve on the Committee
2. The appointment of an independent person to examine the annual accounts
3. To receive and consider the Financial Report and the Reports of the directors and the Auditor for the financial year ended 31 March 2017
4. To consider and approve upcoming projects for 2019-2022
To request a nomination form please email email@example.com
Deadline is the 10th December 2018.
Our Annual General Meeting will take place Saturday 15th December 2018 10am-12pm.
Into the unknown: an immersive, experiential simulated journey, Friday 11th January 2019, 9.30 – 2.00pm
South Belfast Roundtable and South Belfast Alternatives have developed an event that aims to provide participants with an experiential insight into the journey of a refugee by taking part in an immersive, simulated journey called Into the unknown.
Over the last financial year we piloted versions of these first with groups of young people and then with adults and feedback has been exceptionally positive in both cases.
We will continue to run a series of these over 2019 and details will remain limited due to the nature of the event – hence the title!
Intrigued? You should be! Sign up, come along and see how you cope! A little further information will be provided nearer the time, but not much. If you have a mobility problem or some other concern about taking part then give us a call and let’s talk about it.
The next event for adult participants will take place on:
Friday 11th Jan 2019, at New Life City Church, 143 Northumberland Street, Belfast BT13 2JF, 9.30am – 2.00pm.
To reserve a place contact firstname.lastname@example.org and please circulate to anyone else you think might be interested.