Nominations are now open to honour an outstanding woman whose volunt
This is your chance to nominate someone you know, whom we would like to share their remarkable story and thank them for their contribution.
CIAC Chairman Mr Edmond Yeo JP relayed that it is difficult to establish a harmonious Chinese community without the hard work of the dedicated volunteers. The significance of setting up this award is to allow the community to appreciate the efforts of these behind-the-scenes heroines, and also to encourage more people to participate in volunteer services and bring a positive impact to the community. Mr Yeo called on people from all walks of life to nominate women around so that they can share their extraordinary stories and thank them for their contributions to the Chinese communities in UK.
– Nominees must have legal right of abode in the UK.
– A woman who has positively contributed to the Chinese community through unpaid, voluntary work.
– To have been involved in a volunteer capacity for a minimum of 6 months.
– Open to females only, aged 18 and above.
Nominations are now open and the closing deadline is 5pm Friday 13th Jul 2018
For more information please visit our website www.ciac.co.uk
Happy New Year! On 18 February 2018, CIAC ushered in the Year of the Dog as London’s Chinatown transformed into a bustling carnival! This year, we worked with the Home Office to raise awareness of the services we provide and to raise funds for the Centre. We had a great time meeting everyone who stopped by our stall. We hope you liked the calendars and fortune cookies!
Hope to see everyone again next year! 新年快乐！万事如意！
Would you like to learn about Playback Theatre?
True Heart Theatre was founded in 2006 interested in enhancing Chinese & British integration in the UK. They specialize in the performance of Playback Theatre in a wide range of contexts as a service to the UK Chinese Community and the wider British public – making our stories visible.
You can now learn from these passionate theatre professionals by joining their Foundation Course. http://www.playbackschooluk.org/foundation/
Tuesday 9th January 2018 from 2pm to 3pm at the CIAC office, friendly officers from the Home Office host a Walk-in Surgery to meet the local community and provide information regarding immigration applications and voluntary return. The Home Office assures there will be no immigration enforcement during the surgery.
In conjunction with the International Day to End Violence Against Womens and Girls on 25 November, the United Nations issued a report on gender based violence. The report presented some harrowing facts and figures that revealed:
- one in four women in the UK are affected by sexual or physical violence
- a woman is assaulted an average of 35 times before she reports it
- 85% of rapes are never reported at all
From 25 November until 10 December, UN Women UK are holding a 16-day campaign to draw a line to end violence against women and girls. As part of the campaign, buildings across London are being lit up with orange lights to symbolise a brighter a future without violence. Last week, campaigners in Covent Garden encircled the area with orange tape that had messages to raise awareness.
To find out more about how you can #drawaline click here : http://drawaline.org.uk
According to the United Nations nearly 1 in 5 women between 15-49 years of age have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner.
Violence against women is not simply a “women’s issue”. We need men and boys to play an active part in dismantling the culture of male violence, abuse and harassment against women and girls. 25th of November is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, otherwise known as White Ribbon Day.
As part of the campaign, CIAC is asking men and boys to take White Ribbon Campaign (UK)‘s online pledge to condemn violence against women. But this campaign isn’t just about taking an oath and wearing a ribbon, it’s also about contacting your local MPs and councillors, researching the issues, supporting local initiatives that tackle violence against women and so much more.
Click the link below to find out how you can help.