HCRI academics shortlisted for University Making a Difference Awards

Rubina and Jenna with women from WASTTwo academics from the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) have been shortlisted in the Social Responsibility award category of The University of Manchester's Making a Difference Awards 2019.

Dr Rubina Jasani and Dr Jenna Murray de Lopez have been shortlisted for their work on the No Recourse! PEER Research Project. The project prioritises a Peer Ethnographic Evaluation Research (PEER) approach to defining and addressing the core issues that impact on the lives of destitute female asylum seekers in the UK.

The project is part of a collaboration between HCRI and charity Women Asylum Seekers Together (WAST) Manchester. The collaboration started in January 2018 when a group of WAST women started attending the University regularly to complete a programme of research training.

Ten women graduated from the programme at the No Recourse! Project Launch and Graduation event held in December 2018.

Rubina and Jenna will go forward with their entry to the Making a Difference Awards final on the evening on Thursday 2 May 2019.

The awards are hosted annually and provide a platform to recognise and celebrate social responsibility activities across the University.

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