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

Public Narrative & Strategic Communications on Refugees and Migration in Italy

SCI, in partnership with CILD (Italian Coalition for Civil Liberties and Freedoms) is holding a seminar in Rome (Italy) on Tuesday 23rd May 2017, to explore the issue of the current public narrative and strategic communications on issues of migration and refugee protection in Italy.

CILD was established in 2014, working as a network of 30 […]

By |May 15th, 2017|Migration, Past Events|0 Comments

Programme Information for the International Conference on the UNCRPD

International conference on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

10.30am to 5pm – Wednesday 10th May 2017  at the Celtic Suite, Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin 1

Several leading disability rights groups in Ireland, North and South, are sponsoring a conference in Dublin on Wednesday 10th May on how to best […]

By |May 8th, 2017|CRPD, Human Rights, Past Events|0 Comments

PAX Seminar – Stopping War: The Global Peace Process Support Initiative

Monday 24th – Wednesday 26th April 2017

This exploratory seminar aims to draw together global experience and insights of peace activists and analysts with the objective of influencing those currently waging war, and their supporters, to opt for non-violent alternatives. The emphasis will be on identifying tactics and strategies based on the premise that transforming conflict […]

By |April 24th, 2017|Past Events, Peacebuilding|0 Comments

Community Development, Community Organising and Inclusion

SCI is working with Centris (Newcastle, England) to convene an expert group of activists to consider what has worked to address issues of migrant and refugee inclusion and integration in local communities across Britain and Ireland. Planned for 24th and 25th May, 2017, in Newcastle (England), this gathering will bring together experienced community activists from […]

By |April 11th, 2017|Past Events|0 Comments

Convening on Strategic Communications and Messaging

13th – 18th May 2017, Washington D.C.

America’s Voice will host a convening on Strategic Communications and Messaging for 14 UK participants who are all working in this field of work as it applies to migration and protection issues. Managed by SCI, the participants will meet in Washington SC from 13th-18th May 2017. The programme […]

By |April 10th, 2017|Migration, Past Events|0 Comments

EMN Ireland Conference Summary: Responding to the Refugee Crisis

Responding to the Refugee Crisis was a conference held by The European Migration Network (EMN) in December 2016. It brought together a range of speakers to address current responses to the refugee crisis.  The conference was organised in the global context of estimates by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) that 65.3 million people were […]

By |February 15th, 2017|Migration, Past Events, Resources|0 Comments

SCI and EPIM Convening

The Social Change Initiative (SCI) and the European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM) organised a convening that focused on effective ways for civil society to engage in public narrative building, and policy making, concerning migration and refugee protection in the current environment. This event was held in Brussels on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th […]

By |February 9th, 2017|Migration, Past Events|0 Comments

Campaigning for Change: A Voice

by Codi Norred
In the final weeks of July earlier this year, over one hundred advocates from around the world attended a three-day residential Summer School in Dublin, Ireland to explore effective campaigning strategies for creating social change. The conference itself consisted of workshops and panels, the participants of which were heavily involved in the […]

By |January 12th, 2017|Featured, Human Rights, Marriage Equality, Past Events, Summer School|0 Comments

WE DO! Ireland’s Victory for Marriage Equality and Lessons for Other Campaigns for Change by David Hawkins

“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. …  ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.” The Supreme Court of the United States, Obergefell v. Hodges, June 26, 2015


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By |December 21st, 2016|Featured, Human Rights, Marriage Equality, Past Events, Summer School|0 Comments