Work on the project of your choice for 2-4 weeks in an international team. Or volunteer longer: up to 12 months!
Posted by May 18on
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia: “A global celebration of sexual and gender diversities”
Why May 17?
May 17 has established itself as the single most important date for LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) communities to mobilise on a worldwide scale.
Photo used by the No Hate Speech Movement for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (May 2016)
Posted by May 14on
The aggravation of the crisis in Europe in summer 2015 has moved a number of branches and activists to provide additional local help to refugees on the move and at their arrival
Considering the positive effects of such efforts and their coherence with SCI mission and history, at SCI's International Committee Meeting 2015 branches proposed and approved an Urgent Resolution aimed at providing small and easily accessible funds to groups and branches planning projects and actions with and for refugees, lowering barriers to connect with locals and promoting mutual understanding.
Posted by Feb 15on
Why celebrate World Radio Day?
The first edition of world radio day was celebrated on 13/02/2012
Unesco decided to celebrate this media for the following reasons:
“Radio is the mass media reaching the widest audience in the world. It is also recognized as a powerful communication tool and a low cost medium. Radio is specifically suited to reach remote communities and vulnerable people: the illiterate, the disabled, women, youth and the poor, while offering a platform to intervene in the public debate, irrespective of people’s educational level.”
On this day radio is promoted as an important mass media, able to reach a very wide audience all over the world, especially in times of emergency and disaster, communicating the 5 following messages:
1. Freedom of expression and journalist’s safety should be disaster-proof.
2. Radio empowers survivors and vulnerable people, whose right to privacy is to be respected.
3. Radio has social impact and provides access to information. People’s right to information should be protected even in times of emergency and disaster.
4. Radio saves lives.
5. The immediate accessibility of radio frequencies is essential to saving lives. These frequencies should be protected so they are available in times of emergency.
The website of World Radio day, where you can find all the activities and materials/articles to read and download.