£1000 CASH RELOCATION GRANT

GREATER FLEXIBILITY FOR VOLUNTARY RETURNEESSINCE 2002, under the VARRP (Voluntary Assisted Return and Reintegration Programme) IOM has offered Reintegration Assistance to anyone who has been in the asylum system – applied, appealing, refused – who wishes to return to...

RDF’s Shop Well For Less? To return to BBC One 

RDF West has been commissioned to make a third 4x60’ series of Shop Well For Less? for BBC One following the success of the last series. The new series will be made out of RDF’s Bristol offices and will be Exec Produced by...

Priya’s Shakti

How One Rape Survivor is Challenging India’s Sexual Violence Problem The epic comic book, Priya’s Shakti, which presents a new Indian hero who tackles the problem of sexual violence in India and around the world, is premiering at the...

Happy Diwali from The Asian Today!

May You Have a Blessed and Prosperous Festival of Light Diwali is considered a celebration of light triumphing over darkness. Held largely by Hindu, Sikh, and Jain communities the festival honours the positive aspects of life such as joy, love,...

Nabila Sharma: Brutal

Nabila Sharma Breaks 28 Year Silence of her Imam Abusing Her Childhood is an experience full of blissful memories. A time which should be spent tingling in the depths of curiosity and lost in taking advantage of the fact...

12 Months On

Remembering the Pakistan EarthquakeFor Abdul Hameed, the scars of last October’s devastating earthquake in Pakistan which claimed more than 73,000 lives have yet to be healed. Like many others, he was one of many who rushed to the devastated...

Just Say No

How British Sikhs are Fighting the EDL Recruitment Drive WHEN the English Defence League burst onto the scene in the autumn of 2009 at a violence-fuelled demonstration in Birmingham it was clear their agenda was purely directed at the British...

Crowning glory for ‘Miss Pakistan’ beauty pageants

How one woman is breaking down cultural barriersWhen Mariyah Moten represented Pakistan at the ‘Miss Bikini of the Universe 2006’ in China in August this year it was seen as a step forward for a predominantly hard-line country. While...

Too Taboo? The Secret of Male Body Image

The world we live in today is one of social struggle. The feminist movement has put women’s issues at the forefront of society, with criticism befalling anti-woman laws, sexist stories and misogynistic images. Our world is one in which...

Down Memory Lane

Indian ‘first’ returns to educationA woman who attended the University of Leicester nearly 50 years ago - becoming the first Indian woman to attend the University- has retraced her steps. A highlight of Usha Bowry’s time at the University...