Guest blog by Michael Farrell, Human Rights Law Consultant on the recent CRPD conference.

Michael Farrell, Human Rights Law Consultant on the Conference on Using the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) recently wrote a guest piece for Disability Action NI on the event.  The conference was held in Croke Park, Dublin on 10th May 2017 and was organised by Disability Action Northern Ireland, Disability Federation […]

By |August 22nd, 2017|CRPD, Featured|0 Comments

Community Organising Report

Rustling among the grassroots? The need to listen

‘I’m not a racist, but…’ – how often is this heard in local communities on both sides of the Atlantic? And it’s true, people are not necessarily racist when they express anxieties and uncertainties about the pace of change and how it is seen to be impacting on […]

By |August 17th, 2017|Updates|0 Comments

New Research Reports on Attitudes to Migrants in Germany and France

From today you can access two new ground breaking reports on the SCI website.  Produced in conjunction with More in Common and Purpose Europe they provide first of its kind information on attitudes to migrants in France and Germany.

Segmented polling and message testing was carried out by IFOP in France and MORI in Germany.  The […]

By |August 15th, 2017|Featured, Migration|0 Comments

Watch SCI Fellow Alice Mogwe speak at TEDxGaborone

SCI Fellow Alice Mogwe is an experienced activist from Botswana who has led that country’s Centre for Human Rights (Ditshwanelo) for over 20 years.  Alice’s activism has seen her campaign on issues such as violations of the indigenous peoples, sexual orientation and gender identity, the organising of domestic workers and challenging the use of the death […]

By |August 14th, 2017|Featured, Fellows|0 Comments

SCI Fellow Palika Makam shares her year in media advocacy

Over the course of one year as an SCI Fellow, I partnered with activists and organisers in London, Ferguson and Cape Town to exchange media advocacy skills, and deepen my understanding of how media can be used as a tool for advocacy, community organising and evidence.

I compiled my work from the year into this resource […]

By |July 27th, 2017|Featured, Fellows|0 Comments

Partnering with Government on Dementia

Partnering with Government on Dementia – Early Lessons for Grantmakers tells the story so far of Atlantic Philanthropies partnership with government in the field of dementia, offering insights to other grant-makers who may be considering this funding model. Subsequent papers will chart the continued implementation of the joint dementia programme and consider what outcomes the partnership […]

By |July 26th, 2017|Featured, Publications|0 Comments

SCI Fellow Craig Dwyer at the Campaigning Forum 2017

Craig Dwyer of the Irish ‘Yes Equality’ referendum campaign, and a Social Change Initiative Fellow, shares how the campaign used social media to engage a wider audience.

Craig was presenting at the 2-day 2017 Campaigning Forum, which was held in Oxford, back in March 2017.  This annual gathering was previously called the eCampaigning Forum.

See the agenda […]

By |July 24th, 2017|Featured, Fellows|0 Comments

‘Messages that work,’ special feature by Martin O’Brien in Alliance Magazine, June 2017

SCI Director Martin O’Brien discusses the greater interest that Philanthropy has in messaging for a special feature in the June 2017 issue of Alliance Magazine.  Please click on the link below to read or download the article in full.

By |July 17th, 2017|Featured, Resources|0 Comments

Goodbye to Guns! by Avila Kilmurray

“The peace agreement is now the political platform”, announced FARC leader, Timochenko, on Tuesday 27th June, to a cheering audience of FARC ex-combatants and ex-prisoners.  The location was the Mariana Paez TVZN, transitional zone, in Mesetas (province of Meta in Central Colombia); the occasion was a reconciliation ceremony marking the hand-over of personal weapons by […]

By |July 4th, 2017|Featured, Peacebuilding|0 Comments

Learning Exchange – Digital Organising on Refugee Rights and Migration

The Social Change Initiative, supported by Unbound Philanthropy and the Atlantic Philanthropies, planned a Migration Learning Exchange to Purpose, in New York, on the subject of the role of digital organising in enhancing the work of NGOs in the field of refugee rights and migration.  The use of social media has long been recognised as a […]

By |May 23rd, 2017|Migration, Past Events, Publications|0 Comments