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GATE welcomes Sabiha Iqbal as Youth Inclusion Officer

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By Helen Jones |  July 4, 2012 |

Sabiha Iqbal, Youth Inclusion Officer at Leeds GATEWe're really excited to welcome Sabiha Iqbal to the GATE team.  Sabiha will be working to ensure that the needs of young people from our Gypsy and Irish Traveller communities are understood and met across all services in Leeds.

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Hierarchical Violence against Gypsies and Travellers

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By Helen Jones |  May 16, 2012 |

A guest blog from a social work student placement at Leeds GATE

“Civilization is based on a clearly define and widely accepted yet often unarticulated hierarchy. Violence done by those higher on the hierarchy to those lower is nearly always invisible, that is, unnoticed. When it is noticed, it is fully rationalized. Violence done by those lower on the hierarchy to those higher is unthinkable, when it does occur is regarded with shock, horror, and the fetishization of the victims.”

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Have you got skills to help us with a research project?

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By Helen Jones |  April 27, 2012 |

Great shot Eilleen laughingLeeds GATE is one of the organisations that have recognised that Gypsies and Irish Travellers have much poorer health outcomes than most other people, including an average life expectancy of 50 years of age. We found out about the life expectancy during a baseline census that we carried out in 2005.  A team of Gypsy and Traveller community researchers used a simple form to gather some very basic data about the families in Leeds.

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Inspirational Traveller

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By Helen Jones |  March 13, 2012 |

Kathleen MorrisonBy Alison Bellamy in the Yorkshire Evening Post

The death of an “inspirational” woman has left the travelling community heartbroken.

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By Helen Jones |  March 6, 2012 |

Kathleen MorrisonWe are sorry to say that Kathleen Lowther Morrison passed away this morning, Tuesday 6th March.

Rest in Peace Kathleen.

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