The UNCRPD: A Tool for Change

The International conference on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was sponsored by several leading disability rights groups in Ireland, both North and South. It examined how to best use an international treaty to strengthen the rights of people with disabilities. The conference brought together disability groups, activists, […]

By |October 30th, 2017|CRPD, Featured, Updates|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

Conciliation Resources and the Alliance for Peacebuilding survey reveals striking levels of public support for peacebuilding

Survey reveals striking levels of public support for peacebuilding

Two days after President Trump’s threat before the UN General Assembly to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea if the US were forced to defend itself, a public opinion poll revealed that the US public, Republicans and Democrats alike, strongly support greater investment in long-term peacebuilding efforts to address […]

By |September 28th, 2017|Updates|0 Comments

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