SCI Fellow Rachel Mullen Launches New Publication on the Power of Values

Here Rachel Mullen summarises the key points in “Values-Led Organisations: Releasing the Potential of Values”. 

Civil society readily acknowledges its work as values-based. Whether we are working to tackle climate change, eliminate poverty, promote equality or strengthen community ties, what connects all of these efforts is a set of core values.

At organisational level our values might […]

By |June 8th, 2018|Featured, Fellows, Fellowships|0 Comments

Convening of SCI Fellows & Mentoring Group in South Africa

This short video gives a flavour of the convening which SCI held several months ago in South Africa bringing together the SCI fellows network and those involved in its migration mentoring scheme.  During the event the participants learnt about the current situation in South Africa and met with a range of local social justice activists […]

By |May 9th, 2018|Events, Featured, Fellows, Fellowships, Mentoring|0 Comments

Let’s Get It Done – Volunteering on the Australian Marriage Equality Campaign

By Craig Dwyer

It was 3am Irish time when I got a phonecall from Tiernan Brady, Executive Director of the Equality Campaign in Australia, and Donegal native, asking me to volunteer on the Yes campaign for marriage equality down under. Three days later I boarded a plane to Sydney, filled with both excitement and nerves, […]

By |October 10th, 2017|Featured, Fellows, Fellowships, Marriage Equality|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

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

SCI fellow Celia McKeon: Reflections from the April 2017 Unyoke Retreat, South Africa

What metaphor would you use to describe how you see yourself in the current phase of your life? What are the major disappointments that have shaped your thinking? What is the one change you need to make that will significantly increase your chances of achieving your mission?
These were a few of the questions that my […]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Fellows, Fellowships|0 Comments

SCI fellows share their experiences in New York and Capetown

SCI fellows Séan Brady and Marisa McMahon are housing rights organisers with the Equality Can’t Wait campaign in Belfast.  In September and October 2016 they visited New York and Capetown as part of their fellowship, to exchange lessons on effective organising and campaigning with seasoned activists in these respective cities.  In New York, they shadowed […]

By |October 18th, 2016|Fellows, Fellowships|0 Comments

The SCI Fellowship Programme

The SCI fellowship programme is aimed at nurturing the talents of activists and enhancing their ability to challenge inequality, expand democracy, and promote reconciliation and human rights.  It has four priority themes:

Building Peace
Managing Forced Migration with Dignity & Fairness
Tackling Inequality & Advancing Human Rights
Improving Strategy and Tactics for Social Change

The fellowships […]

By |June 29th, 2016|Fellows, Fellowships|0 Comments