IPPO Newsletter No 13: Young People’s Urban Future, Ending Violence Against Women and Girls
Welcome to the latest newsletter from the International Public Policy Observatory (IPPO).
On Sept 8, our IPPO Cities team is holding the following hybrid event at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School and online via zoom.
Young people’s urban futures: what is insecure work like and what can cities do?
The singular shock of the pandemic saw young people entering the labour market forced increasingly into insecure forms of employment.
This event will bring together young people, researchers, and city leaders to foreground young people’s experience of insecure work during Covid. It will consider the implications of their experience for public policy, and seek to propose usable takeaways for city policymakers, employers and trade unions to improve young people’s urban futures.
The event will see the launch of a British Academy-funded report by Manchester Metropolitan University’s Dr Fiona Christie exploring how young people in Greater Manchester resist and make meaning of insecure working conditions. Dr Cristiana Orlando of the Institute of Employment Studies will also share findings from her recent Health Foundation-funded research Not just any jobs, Good Jobs! Karen Clarke will discuss the Young Person’s Guarantee in Greater Manchester which she has led for Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA).
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Further to that, on Sept 14, our IPPO team is holding another online event
Ending violence against women and girls: The legacy of the pandemic and new strategies
We have organised this online event with Pivotal Public Policy Forum, based in Northern Ireland, to hear about the latest policy developments which seek to address this human rights violation, and what works best.
Speakers will include:
- Professor Nicky Stanley, Co-Director, Connect Centre for International Research on Interpersonal Violence and Harm, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
- Dr Nancy Lombard, Reader in Sociology and Social Policy, Glasgow Caledonian University
- Sarah Mason, CEO Women’s Aid Federation NI
- Dr Stephanie Holt, Associate Professor of Social Studies, Trinity College Dublin
This autumn, IPPO will publish the findings of three reviews that aim to use evidence to help answer the following questions:
Volunteering: What does the research tell us about the impact and processes used to mobilise communities and groups to volunteer during the pandemic?
Mental Health: What are the most effective, scalable interventions to address widespread mental health issues that have surfaced during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Misinformation: What strategies can policymakers use to counter the negative effects of public health misinformation?
If you are interested in any of these subjects and would like to be involved in conversations about the work, and its dissemination, please email s.o’email@example.com.
There’s so much to read on the IPPO site right now:
For the latest on how senior NHS staff are tackling the mental crisis among NHS staff, read the director of staff experience & engagement at NHS England John Drew’s reflections on how the pandemic and the NHS People Plan have made staff wellbeing a key priority
IPPO’s research associate Harriet Lloyd reflects on how to develop and implement effective policy interventions that tackle systemic racism, following work with the creators of the Anti-racist Wales Action Plan.
IPPO’s Carla Washbourne reports from the World Urban Forum in Katowice, Poland on IPPO Cities’ panel on urban observatories.