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Authors: Alessio D’Angelo, Ozlem Galip, Neil Kaye

Recently launched at Middlesex University, this report presents key findings from a research project on the characteristics and needs of Turkish and Kurdish communities in London and the effects of the recent economic crisis and welfare restructuring. The study, conducted between 2012 and 2013, was commissioned by Day-Mer (Turkish and Kurdish Community Centre) to Middlesex University’s Social Policy Research Centre.

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Roj Women’s Association, a campaigning organisation to improve the lives of Kurdish women, has published a new report which seeks to identify the unaddressed needs of Kurdish women living in London as well as to draw attention to the gaps in required services to tackle such needs and problems.

The objectives of the study were firstly to identify unaddressed needs of Kurdish women living in London, particularly given their gender and ethnicity, and secondly to identify the services and ways in which organizations like Roj Women’s Association can support these women to tackle the needs and problems pinpointed in the first stage of the research.

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D’Angelo, Alessio (2008) Kurdish community organisations in London: a social network analysis. Working Paper. Middlesex University

This paper aims to contribute to the debate on ethnic community organisations and social capital analysing the structures and functions of networks among Kurdish community organisations in London. Though encompassing a wide range of differences, Kurdish communities show a significant internal cohesion, which has strengthened in recent years. In the last two decades several organisations have been set up to address the specific needs of these communities and to promote their cultural identity. The complex network of relations in which Kurdish organisations operate has a major role in shaping their daily life and activities. Personal relations between coordinators and board members emerge as the main factor influencing the development of organisational links. An important role is also played by the kind of services provided and by the characteristics of users and members of staff. Organisational networks appear to enhance the Social Capital of both organisations and the people they serve.

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