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Gender Blender and GEWG

Gender Blender and GEWG

Are IVS activities effective to promote gender rights, sexual and personal bodily autonomy? What is the IVS impact on gender issues? Considering the amount of approaches available on these themes, it is legitimate to reflect about the contribution that workcamps and intercultural projects can offer to make steps forward on this topic. Among the instruments […]

Without gender rights, there are no human rights

Without gender rights, there are no human rights

Why are we here today? Why are you here today? What made you get involved in your respective organisations? What made you want to help? To change things, to make the world a better place? Today we are celebrating the Gender Rights day. Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary […]

Right to Food and Housing: a Southern Africa Perspective

Right to Food and Housing: a Southern Africa Perspective

Quoting the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate Dr Akinwumi Adesina’s “Vision Statement”, economic diversification and lasting wealth creation begin with sustainable food production, vibrant agriculture sector and decent housing for all. The right to food and decent housing as enshrined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights should address the plight of women, children, homeless […]

Ahero Resource Center

Ahero Resource Center

CIVS Kenya is a community development organization fighting poverty through various Volunteering and Community Development programs in Kenya. Volunteering with CIVS Kenya provides you with the chance to share your skills and make a difference. They offer Short Term, Long Term and weltwärts volunteer projects. Their Community Development Program focuses on the areas of Food […]

Volunteering for Peace in Athens

Volunteering for Peace in Athens

Volunteering for Peace is a co-creative project established by SCI Hellas in cooperation with the Community of Afghan migrants and refugees in Greece, the Ivory Coast community and other refugee and migrant communities and organizations within Athens. This project runs from August 1st till September 30th, involving 18 volunteers from different European countries consisting of […]

Freedom of Movement in the Global Human Rights Week

Freedom of Movement in the Global Human Rights Week

Humanity has always moved all around the world since its early ages. People travel for several reasons, such as study, work, holidays. But they are often also forced to move to flee persecutions, wars, economic crisis and natural disasters. Most of them travel to escape the violence, but also to improve the living conditions and […]

Democratic confederalism in north-east Syria : a region scale systemic change through the communes !

Democratic confederalism in north-east Syria : a region scale systemic change through the communes !

Since 2012, a « revolution » has been undergoing in the north of Syria, mainly in Rojava (inhabitated by a majority of Kurdish people). The model implemented is called democratic confederalism, fashioned by Abdullah Ocalan, the imprisoned leader of the PKK (Kurdish workers party in Turkey), and inspired by the libertarian municipalism of Murray Bookchin the American […]

Human Rights for All

Human Rights for All

As we mark the beginning of the Global Human Rights week, I would like to highlight some of the tremendous multiple challenges evident in the present times. Human history is faced with  trials such as the refugees and migration crisis in different parts of the world, gross human rights abuse, extreme poverty where millions of […]

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