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Media
Creating a Diversity Hub in an online media for more inclusive news

Gender is now a business critical issue. The online media Campaign is proud to launch, in conjunction with Women Leading Change and Campaign360, their very own Diversity Hub. The teams aim to provide the readers with the latest viewpoints and news from the gender frontlines as the industry builds a sustainable future of equal and fair workplaces.

Publications
Intercultural cooperation for the sake of water management

This e-book represents the fruitful outcome of the participation of the Foundation Cardinal Paul Poupard - part of the UNESCO Chair in Mumbai - participation to the European Union side events during Paris Climate Change Conference held in 2015.

The purpose was to gather well-known personalities from various countries, who are active in the fields of either water management or religion, in order to bring together ideas on how to shape sustainable solutions to tackle the water scarcity crisis, building on knowledge of spiritual beliefs of the communities.

The present e-book showcases interventions of multiple stakeholders, such as the Rector of PUC -Rio Pe.Josafa Carlos de Siquera SJ , the Secretary General of the Water Accademy  in Paris M. Jean Louis Oliver, Former Rector of the Catholic University of Congo ,Professor Jean bosco Matand, and Nestor Sirotenko, Bishop of Chersonesus (Russian Orthodox Church).

Projects and Programmes
'Identity: Yours, Mine, Ours' - Exhibition Research Project Evaluation Report

In 2011, Museum Victoria launched the Identity: Yours, Mine, Ours (IYMO) exhibition at the Immigration Museum in Melbourne. This major long-term exhibition targeted secondary school students as a primary audience, its key themes addressing curriculum units relating to identity, belonging and ethnicity. The exhibition’s core aims were to provide a dynamic participatory environment that encouraged reflection, challenged assumptions and compelled visitors to think about ways they could effect positive change in their everyday lives.

This project aimed to understand the public role of museums in countering racism and promoting positive attitudes and acceptance toward people from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural groups.

Publications
Intergenerational Relations in Newly-Arrived Communities in Victoria, Australia

The Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV) and the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI), Deakin University share a common concern with understanding intergenerational issues among newly arrived communities in Victoria. Intergenerational relationships serve as both a strength and vulnerability during the often harsh process of family migration. These tensions are often not easily understood by research and policy makers, not least because community emotions can fall outside the scope of the policy process. Compounding this is a contemporary policy climate focusing on social cohesion and disengaged youth.

This study examines the nature of relations between parents and adolescents in newly-arrived migrant communities in Victoria, Australia as they negotiate the challenges of migration, settlement and integration.

 

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Doing Diversity: Intercultural Understanding in Primary and Secondary Schools

Australia is one of the most multicultural societies in the world and developing school students’ intercultural capabilities is a priority for schooling embedded in the National Education Goals for Young Australians, known as the Melbourne Declaration (MEETYA, 2008).

The Doing Diversity project involved intensive work in 12 diverse profile schools in Melbourne, Australia, that examined the facilitators and impediments to the intercultural capabilities described in the Victorian and Australian curricula for students and schools.

Publications
Islamic Religiosity in the West: Belonging and Political Engagement in Multicultural Societies

This report presents findings from a three-year Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project. The project uses a comparative approach to explore the everyday experiences of a broad cross-section of practising Muslims in the West.

The study provides insights into the role of Islamic beliefs, rituals, and faith-based community practices in shaping experiences of active citizenship, belonging, and political engagement in three countries: Australia, France, and the USA. Fieldwork was conducted in selected Western cities in three countries: 1) Australia (Melbourne);2) France (Lyon and Grenoble with complementary interview data from Paris); and 3) USA (Detroit).

Media
Research opposes media narrative of ‘African gangs’ in Melbourne

“Most Australians form their views on public issues, particularly those in relation to migration and diversity, from the mainstream media and political discourse. Simplistic, reductionist and negative reporting of African-Australian youths leads to whole communities being stigmatised to a point where it is acceptable for them to be publicly denigrated and ostracised,” Professor Mansouri said.

Discover the entire article in which UNESCO Chair of Cultural Diversity and Social Justice / Professor Fethi Mansouri responds to a moral panic over ‘African gangs’ in Australian media narratives and called for contextualisation of the issues surrounding these sensationalised reporting.

Projects and Programmes
Indigenous Rights & Social inclusion: Kōkiri centres in New Zealand

The urgency of establishing Kōkiri centres resulted from creation of the Tu Tangata policy which identified that Māori customs and traditions were in very real danger of becoming extinct through lack of concerted development amongst an increasing Māori population who were entrenched in a non Māori social and economic environment.

National initiatives were necessary to decrease the number of Māori mortality rate due to ill health, increasing numbers of Māori leaving school with little or no qualifications and opportunities, unemployment and lack of cultural knowledge and direction.

Kōkiri Marae Seaview was the first Kōkiri Centre, a community based facility to address and confront these issues by conducting employment based training schemes in a Māori environment: discover more about they do on their official website!

Projects and Programmes
Community Radio Broadcasting for Empowering Rural People

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC)'s approach to media development is both knowledge-driven and context-sensitive, and it takes into account the challenges and opportunities created by the rapidly changing media environment in Bangladesh including community radio development giving voices for the voiceless.

The program is aimed at empowering the vulnerable and marginalized groups of the society, reducing social inequality, building capacity to making easy access to information on social safety net.

Projects and Programmes
Indigenous Peoples & economic inclusion: example of a Māori Business Network

Te Awe Wellington Māori Business Network is a non-profit organisation and was established in 1996. It is the oldest Māori Business Network operating in New Zealand. Te Awe has a strong membership base representing small to medium sized businesses through to large corporate companies.

Te Awe's purpose is to promote, assist and encourage Māori in business through regular networking Hui where Maori business owners meet and share their business successes and challenges. Non Maori business people can also take advantage of our Associate Membership option.