(Via Youth Cymru)

We have some very exciting opportunities for young people to engage in exciting consultation currently running through Youth Cymru all across Wales.

Y7 Summit

First we have the Y7 Summit. The G7 are asking for young people’s views. This is their chance to get involved in international decision making. Each year the G7 holds a ‘youth summit’ where youth delegates from each country come together to negotiate on policy proposals to protect and enhance young people’s futures.

This year the topic is inequality. This is split into four key areas: economic, gender, environmental and technological inequalities. The UK's youth delegates want to work with other young people across the UK to find out what their views are on this topic, and how we should tackle inequalities to build a fairer society.

We want the young people you work with to contribute to this work, and have their voices represented internationally. First, at the G7’s youth summit, and then subsequently the G7 summit itself.

They have until May 13th 2019, and they can do this in two ways. Firstly, by filling in this survey: http://bit.ly/2019UKyouth and secondly, by getting involved with a consultation event which we can organise with you. Fill in the form below to arrange a consultation event and meet 1 of the 4 Youth representatives of the Y7 UK group.

 

Votes at 16

As part of a 2 year research project looking at the voting age debate across the UK we are looking at putting on a series of focus groups in order to understand both young people’s attitudes to lowering the voting age and the issues that they associate with it.  The focus groups will be facilitated by the Votes at 16 research team and will be based on a workshop format.  Initial ice breaking exercises and questions will establish the level of support for lowering the voting age and general attitudes to political engagement within the group.  Facilitators will then introduce key lines of discussion and debate such as the extent to which young people feel prepared to vote, who has responsibility for ensuring they are prepared to vote, how important they consider lowering the age of franchise to be (or not) and how this links to other age based rights restrictions.  We are interested in the extent to which young people link voting rights with wider ideas of citizenship, how voting fits into their perceptions of ‘politics’ and general transitions to adulthood.  We are keen to run a series of focus across Wales and we are particularly interested in running them with young people whose voices are often excluded from the political debate as it is a chance for their views to be heard directly by policy makers both in Wales and at a UK wide level.

The groups normally involve 6-8 young people of ages 14-21 (although we are quite happy to interview younger groups) and last around 30-40 minutes.  We are interested in hearing a diverse range of young people's opinions on these topics including supporters and opponents of voting age reform and the politically disengaged.'

Votes at 16 Research Team; (Professor Jon Tonge, University of Liverpool), (Dr Andy Mycock, University of Huddersfield), (Dr Tom Loughran, University of Huddersfield).' Please register interest via form below.

Green Action

We are carrying out research to help us develop a project centred around Green Action. The project will feature a focus group of young people that will play an important part in shaping our proposal to a potential funder. Our hope is to support young people to improve the environment through social action – or green action – whilst also allowing them to develop valuable skills, experience and increased wellbeing. We can only do this with the support of people like yourselves.

We are looking to engage in some last minute consultation sessions. Before the end of this week. If this is not possible we would really appreciate you working with young people to help them fill out our online form and answer a few questions. The online consultation can be found here.  http://bit.do/GreenAction

If you have any availability for consultation this week, feel free to contact me direct via mobile on 07776 685 367 to arrange a consultation. We estimate the consultation to be around 30 – 40 minutes.

Big Ideas Wales: Be Your Own Boss

Here at Youth Cymru we were given invitation to a proposal to undertake task and finish consultation to capture the views and thoughts of young people across Wales, drawing conclusions of these findings to inform service delivery and a youth entrepreneurship action plan through Big Ideas Wales.

We’re looking to meet with young people all across Wales to understand their needs when it comes to “being your own Boss” running successful businesses and what barriers stand in the way of young Entrepreneurs today in Wales.

Please fill out the form below or contact myself or my colleague This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. direct to arrange a session.

 

Please see the registration for all consultations below!

http://bit.do/eQm8q

South Wales Police will be launching the first ever Representative Workforce week of action next month from Monday 6th May – Sunday 12th May 2019 to encourage more black and minority ethnic (BAME) candidates to join the force.

As an organisation, they are committed to being the best at understanding our communities, and to achieve this they are working towards becoming a more representative workforce.

The aim of the week is to gain interest from potential candidates ahead of police constable vacancies becoming available in June.

If organisations have any events that week or if it can be facilitated for PC 5523 Siobhan Aldridge (BSc Hons) to visit you, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tuesday 21st May 2019, 10am-4pm. Whitchurch Rugby Football Club, Samuels Crescent, Cardiff, CF14 2TH. 

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book.

Check out full details below and see a video from Community Fund here.

National Lottery Funding North Cardiff

(via Resources for Change) 

EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES IN THE CONTEXT OF BREXIT

We are conducting this survey on behalf of WCVA, with the overall aim of providing insights into the way in which the third sector organisations delivering non-statutory services to communities in Wales are likely to be affected by the Brexit process, and also into the ways in which these organisations could most benefit from support to mitigate the likely impacts of Brexit.

Between mid March and early May, we will be asking third sector organisations across Wales to contribute to the research, through interviews, evidence panels, workshops and an online survey. We are due to report to WCVA at the end of June.

Resources for Change will use your personal data (name, email address etc) solely for the purposes of the research contract “Empowering Communities in the Context of Brexit”.  These details are secured safely, and password protected in our system for the duration of the contract, and will be permanently deleted from our system at the end of the contract, expected to be July 2019.

To complete the survey in ENGLISH, click here:
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WCVA_Empowering_Communities

 

GRYMUSO CYMUNEDAU YNG NGHYSWLLT BREXIT

Rydym yn cynnal yr ymchwil ar ran WCVA, gyda’r nod cyffredinol o weld sut mae sefydliadau’r trydydd sector sy’n darparu gwasanaethau anstatudol i gymunedau yng Nghymru yn debygol o gael eu heffeithio gan broses Brexit, a hefyd sut gallai'r sefydliadau hyn elwa fwyaf o gymorth i liniaru effeithiau tebygol Brexit.

Rhwng canol mis Mawrth a dechrau mis Mai, byddwn yn gofyn i sefydliadau'r trydydd sector i gyfrannu i'r ymchwil drwy gyfweliadau, paneli tystiolaeth, gweithdai ac arolwg ar-lein. Rydym i fod i gyflwyno'r adroddiad i WCVA ddiwedd mis Mehefin.

Bydd Resources for Change yn defnyddio eich data personol (enw, cyfeiriad e-bost ac ati) ar gyfer contract yr ymchwil “Grymuso Cymunedau yng nghyswllt Brexit” yn unig.  Bydd y manylion yn cael eu cadw’n ddiogel y tu ôl i gyfrinair yn ein system am gyfnod y contract, a byddant yn cael eu dileu’n barhaol o’n system ar ddiwedd y contract. Disgwylir mai Gorffennaf 2019 fydd hynny.

I gwblhau’r arolwg yn y GYMRAEG rhowch clic yma 
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Grymuso_Cymunedau_yng_nghyswllt_Brexit

 

(Via REDRESS) 

 

Please find below an invitation to a roundtable event in the Senedd to mark the new civil society report on the implementation of the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment in England and Wales, kindly sponsored and chaired by John Griffiths AM.

Date: 1 May 2019

Time: 12-13.30

Location: Media Briefing Room, Senedd

The report contains evidence and recommendations relating to a number of issues that are relevant to the Convention in England and Wales, including: asylum and immigration, other forms of deprivation of liberty, including in health care settings, human trafficking, prisons, policing and the ill-treatment of children.

The report has been endorsed by over 70 civil society organisations and individuals.

For further information or to RSVP please reply to this email or contact Josie Fathers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

REDRESS, Children’s Rights Alliance for England (Just for Kids Law), Children in Wales, Disability Rights UK, Freedom from Torture and Liberty invite you to a panel event and roundtable discussion on: 

TORTURE AND ILL-TREATMENT IN ENGLAND AND WALES: The UK’s upcoming examination by the UN Committee against Torture

Wednesday 1 May, 12-13.30

Media Briefing Room, Senedd

The discussion will take place in the context of the launch of the new civil society report on the implementation of the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment in England and Wales. The report has been endorsed by over 70 leading civil society organisations and individuals.

The report contains evidence and recommendations relating to a number of issues that are relevant to the Convention, including: asylum and immigration, other forms of deprivation of liberty, including in health care settings, human trafficking, prisons, policing and the ill-treatment of children.

The UN Committee against Torture is due to examine the UK and devolved governments on the 7-8 May 2019. The discussion will cover the key findings of the report and key next steps for Assembly Members.

Speakers to include:

Chris Esdaile, Legal Advisor, REDRESS

Sean O’Neill, Policy Director, Children in Wales

Kolbassia Haoussou, Freedom from Torture, and Co-founder, Survivors Speak OUT, providing a survivor’s perspective of asylum and immigration in the UK.

The event is kindly sponsored and will be chaired by

John Griffiths AM

Chair of the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee

For further information or to RSVP please contact Josie Fathers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Mae REDRESS, Cynghrair Hawliau Plant Lloegr (Just for Kids Law), Plant yng Nghymru, Hawliau Anabledd y DU, Rhyddid rhag Arteithio a Liberty yn eich gwahodd i ddigwyddiad panel a thrafodaeth bord gron ar

ARTEITHIO A CHAMDRINIAETH YNG NGHYMRU A LLOEGR:
Archwiliad nesaf y DU gan Bwyllgor y Cenhedloedd Unedig yn erbyn Arteithio

Ddydd Mercher 1 Mai 12-13.30

Ystafell Friffio’r Cyfryngau, y Senedd

Bydd y drafodaeth yn cael ei chynnal yng nghyd-destun lansio adroddiad newydd y gymdeithas sifil ar weithredu Confensiwn y Cenhedloedd Unedig yn erbyn Arteithio a Thriniaeth Greulon, Annynol neu Ddiraddiol arall neu Gosb yng Nghymru a Lloegr. Mae’r adroddiad wedi cael ei gymeradwyo gan dros 70 o fudiadau cymdeithas sifil ac unigolion blaenllaw.

Mae’r adroddiad yn cynnwys tystiolaeth ac argymhellion sy’n ymwneud â nifer o faterion sy’n berthnasol i’r Confensiwn, yn eu plith: lloches a mewnfudo, ffurfiau eraill o amddifadu rhyddid, gan gynnwys mewn lleoliadau gofal iechyd, masnachu pobl, carchardai, plismona a chamdrin plant.

Mae disgwyl i Bwyllgor y Cenhedloedd Unedig yn erbyn Arteithio archwilio’r DU a llywodraethau datganoledig ar 7-8 Mai 2019. Bydd y drafodaeth yn ystyried prif ganfyddiadau’r adroddiad a’r camau nesaf allweddol i Aelodau’r Cynulliad.

Bydd y siaradwyr yn cynnwys:

Chris Esdaile, Cynghorydd Cyfreithiol, REDRESS

Sean O’Neill, Cyfarwyddwr Polisi, Plant yng Nghymru
ac eraill i’w cadarnhau.

Kolbassia Haoussou, Freedom from Torture, a Chyd-sylfaenydd, Survivors Speak OUT, yn rhoi safbwynt goroeswr o loches a mewnfudo yn y DU.

Mae’r digwyddiad yn cael ei gadeirio a’i noddi drwy garedigrwydd
John Griffiths AC

Cadeirydd y Pwyllgor Cydraddoldeb, Llywodraeth Leol a Chymunedau

Am ragor o wybodaeth neu i ymateb i’r gwahoddiad cysylltwch â Josie Fathers yn  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.