Focus area
Radio to give a voice to the ones who have been silenced

Refugee Radio was formed by refugee and human rights workers in 2008. It's a charity that supports refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants.They have a team of staff who run the projects and a group of refugee volunteers who make it all happen. They run community projects targeting mental health, isolation and social exclusion.

And most importantly, they use radio and music to give a voice to this who do not have one.

Radio stories of rural women from across the globe

In line with the theme of the 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (12 – 23 March 2018), “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls” and in collaboration with the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), UN Women brings to life stories of rural women from around the world, from Haiti and Canada to Iraq and Senegal to the pacific islands of Fiji. Produced largely by women producers, these stories, told in the first-person narrative, are currently being aired on local community radio stations. 

Reshaping Cultural Policies: 2018 Global Report

The Global Report series has been designed to monitor the implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005). It provides evidence of how this implementation process contributes to attaining the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and targets. The 2018 Global Report analyses progress achieved in implementing the 2005 Convention since the first Global Report was published in 2015.

he Global Report series produce new and valuable evidence to inform cultural policy making and advance creativity for development. 

Grounded in the analysis of the Quadrennial Periodic Reports submitted by Parties to the Convention and relevant new findings, this report examines how the 2005 Convention has inspired policy change at the global and country level in ten areas of monitoring. It puts forward a set of policy recommendations for the future, addressing the adaptation of cultural policies to rapid change in the digital environment, based on human rights and fundamental freedoms of expression.


'There are 65 millions of refugees in the world. Get to know some of their stories'.

The campaign #YoSoyRefugio comes from Proyecto Reflejad@s. It deals with raising awareness on the situation of people who have had to flee their countries, and find themselves in vulnerable contexts. Reflejad@s aims to give them a voice, so that people understand who are the human beings behind headlines and hot news.

Sharing their stories is a way to build a bridge between them, and the rest of the world.

Projects and Programmes
How is higher education supporting refugees in Europe - Good practices

Discover a great variety of inclusive initiatives in higher education environments across Europe, supporting refugees in multiple dimensions: whether it deals with online learning, employment opportunities, financial support or recognition, the academic world is committing to support refugees in very concrete ways!

Women’s Safety Audit: What Works and Where?

Women’s Safety Audit: What Works and Where? is an international comparative assessment that provides relevant information for the implementation of future safety audits, and aims to fill a current void. Results are also intended to influence the development of a set of guidelines for local authorities to refer to when considering the use of the women’s safety audit tool. This report examines best practices, local adaptations, positive and negative outcomes and suggestions for future use of the women’s safety audit tool based on a review of the literature as well as surveys and interviews with organizations around the world that have used the tool.

This publication is a tool that enables a critical evaluation of the urban environment while detailing practices that work to build safer environments.


Projects and Programmes
Civic engagement for an inclusive Barcelona

Barcelona city hall has built a dynamic map of all the local initiatives encouraging the construction of a more inclusive city: explore on the map a fantastic volume of concrete actions undertaken to fight for the rights of various communities

Comunicar la Paz: Estudios sobre comunicación y medios para las comunidades

La actualidad geopolítica global nos urge a pensar en una modernidad crítica desde la cual podamos realizar un análisis sobre el papel que puede jugar la comunicación para contribuir a la construcción de aquel ideal utópico que es “la paz en la tierra”. Este trabajo propone una mirada alternativa a la comunicación, entendida como instrumento de paz, herramienta de intervención en la resolución de conflictos y en la búsqueda de la justicia, a través de la concertación y del fortalecimiento de la participación ciudadana. La primera parte del texto se propone aclarar conceptos tales como paz, comunicación, formación de tejido comunitario, diálogo participativo, redes sociales y gestión de conflictos, a través de un recorrido por diversos ejes y perspectivas de trabajo paradigmáticas así como por metodologías, herramientas, competencias, capacidades y conocimientos que son constitutivos de esta mirada. La segunda parte del texto se enfoca hacia un análisis de algunos medios y herramientas comunicativas de carácter comunitario, con el objetivo de describir cómo funciona, de manera concreta, la comunicación para la paz.

Latinoamérica indígena en el siglo XXI : primera década

This report, prepared by a World Bank team, presents a critical review of the data available and the main challenges facing indigenous Latin Americans with the aim of contributing to these discussions. The report is based on microdata extracted from censuses in 16 countries and household surveys in 9 countries, as well as on a review of secondary data, regulatory frameworks, and regional experiences.

The report is also available in English and Portuguese.

Communication and cultures

Miguel Peyró is a Ph.D. in Linguistics (University of Seville) and he is interested in the study of intercultural contact from a semiotic / communicative perspective. His blog reflects his interests and viewpoints about intercultural communication. In his articles, he analyzes intercultural "misunderstandings" and "shocks" as basic communicative failures, that is to say mismatches in any or all elements of communicative process, more than as general problems of "empathy" with the Others.

Empathy is indeed a crucial issue of the process of intercultural contact, but he also tries to analyze it from a semiotic perspective (using the linguistic concept of 'acceptability').

Miguel Peyró's ultimate aim is to explain that communication in diversity is perfectly possible without the participants in this process must give up in any way their own cultural worldviews.