Human rights organisation nominated

Delighted: The kids from Young RAPAR were chuffed when they heard about the nomination.

Delighted: The kids from Young RAPAR were chuffed when they heard about the nomination.

Will Astbury

A Manchester based human rights organisation has been nominated for an award for their work in the community.

Refugees and Asylum Seekers Participatory Action Research, aka RAPAR,  do amazing work with displaced people and is now being recognized with a nomination for the Elspeth Kyle Award for “Best Community Impact”.

Not only that but RAPAR is the only Manchester organization to be nominated for this award.

The nomination states: “RAPAR is a human rights organisation which has developed a participatory research programme working with the most disadvantaged groups in the UK, refugees and people seeking asylum who have been forced into destitution as a result of Section 4 appeals relating to status.

“RAPAR works with volunteers to offer direct support to assemble evidence for legal challenges on behalf of the most silenced and applies rigorous analytical skills, combined with humanity, to develop successful appeals with project users.”

The Elspeth Kyle Awards are presented annually by the Novas Scarman Group, the organisation which works at local level to empower people and communities.

There are a number of categories in the Award and this year there have been 200 nominees across the categories.

The Award Ceremony takes place at the Contemporary Urban Centre in Liverpool on Monday 28 September.

For more information about the awards, please ring 0161 834 8221 or visit http://www.novasscarman.org.

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