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Why Youth choose volunteerism

Posted by projects on Sep 04

This article from our Online Volunteers project and it doesn’t reflect the ideas of SCI movement, just the author's point of view.
by Akudo McGee

In recent years, the focus of volunteer organizations has been shifted to appeal better to young volunteers. According to the United Nation’s Youth and Volunteering report, young people (between the ages of 15-24) devote $35 billion annually in volunteer hours. Each year, over 6,500 people between the ages of 18 and 30 are catalyzed towards remote volunteer efforts online, representing 65% of all online volunteers.

Workcamp in Ter Dennen, Belgium, with refugee kids. August 2017. 

New faces in the BB team

Posted by projects on Aug 29

The Building Bridges team has selected 7 new fresh members for the team! Half of them are helping Hinka (from CVS Bulgaria) with the BB toolkit tasks and half are assisting Suvi (from the IS) with the campaign. Please read their introductions below!

Gender equality: a global analysis

Posted by projects on Aug 29

This article is the first from our Online Volunteers project and it doesn’t reflect the ideas of SCI movement, just the author's point of view.

by Akudo McGee

In December 2015, dialogue about gender equality in the United States was reignited on the Internet, with differing opinions published online, in print and expressed in the comment section of forums, magazines and blogs. This came after the United Nations sent three human rights experts to the United States to examine the country’s treatment of women and commitment to gender equality. Their findings prompted concern about gender equality in the U.S. but it also renewed the debate about gender equality worldwide.

Gender Blender Working Group Update

Posted by projects on Aug 29

Since 2015, SCI has worked on the topic of gender through SCI informal working group called Gender Blenders. Th Gender Blender group was created out of the No More War team out of a discussion connecting gender violence and war.  The group was created during a seminar held in November 2015 entitled “Picture Perfect? Dangerous stereotypes about Gender and Sexuality” (funded by Erasmus+). The group is in the process of organizing a new programme “Free to be you and me: Courage and tools to create peace and safety for young people of all genders and sexualities”, open for participants from project partners.  

Follow-up events of “A Route To Connect” are here

Posted by projects on Aug 29

As a follow-up to the Balkan study trip of the “A Route To Connect” project, coordinated by SCI with the support of the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe, the participants are organizing local events in their home countries in collaboration with their local SCI branch on the theme of people seeking asylum.

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