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Publications
Free education from gender stereotypes: good practices accross Europe

Discover a quality compilation of good practicesto promote an education free from gender stereotypes and identifying ways to implement the measures which are included in the Committee of Ministers’ Recommendation on gender mainstreaming in education.

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.

Projects and Programmes
Interreligious Understanding Today' Online Course

The course Interreligious Understanding Today has been designed to meet this need. It consists of two modules (part-time and flexible) – 'Exploring the Principles' and 'Addressing the Issues' – which together with Induction and Conclusion weeks lasts for 10 weeks in total.

Courses / trainings
Intercultural dialogue in Napoli: a culture of living together for underage youth

Since 2001, Dedalus, a Neapolitan social cooperative, has been conducting numerous projects of intercultural dialogue, to promote a culture of living together in peace. Among several areas of focus, including women's rights and marginalized urban communities, the cooperative dedicates great efforts to addressing lonely underage youth immigrating in Naples, as well as ensuring the respect of their human rights such as security and education.

Their initiatives include material, administrative and legal support as well as linguistic-cultural mediation, activities related to discover and share intangible heritage, Italian language classes, professional training to develop skills for specific working environments...: discover on their official website the details of their work, that drives a strong dynamic to spread a culture of living together in peace!

 

Courses / trainings
Writing Peace: how can writing systems support a better understanding of the world around us?

“Writing Peace” is a manual that invites young audiences to discover contemporary writings through the introduction of various languages. Its goal is to make the world appear a little closer and a little more familiar. "Writing Peace" encourages children (ages8 to 14) to become aware of the interdependence of cultures through familiarization with contemporary writing systems, their history, and their borrowings.

The manual contains 24 activity sheets. Each section presents the characters of a writing system, an introductory text and historical background, the word “peace” and the word “hello,” the language(s) attached to the system(s), and an activity whose answers appear at the end of manual.

Six thousand years after the advent of writing, what do we know about others, their systems of thought, and the transcriptions of their writing systems? How can different writing systems contribute to a better understanding of the world and our place within it? By beginning to learn about these writings and their fascinating beauty, the manual connects children to diversity, thus opening their eyes to the concept of peace and our awareness of it.

Projects and Programmes
Indigenous Peoples in Canada: the Dialogues Project

Discover ‘Dialogues between First Nations, Urban Aboriginal and Immigrant Communities in Vancouver’, a project convened by the City of Vancouver, in collaboration with community partners (the Dialogues Project).

Its goal is to promote increased understanding and stronger relationships between indigenous and immigrant communities within the City. The project began in January 2010 and runs until July 2011.

All the details, from the beginning of the journey until the assessment of future directions and reflections, have been captured in this great e-book!

Publications
Increasing opportunities for Aboriginal people in the workplace

How to increase opportunities for Indigenous people in the workplace? Deloitte's Dialogue on diversity report answers the question.

Indigenous people make up the fastest-growing segment of Canada’s labour force. Meanwhile, Canadian companies are having trouble filling job vacancies. So why the disconnect between these two groups? And what can we do to increase opportunities for Indigenous people in the workplace? Deloitte's team posed these questions to a variety of stakeholders as part of their third annual “Dialogue on diversity” roundtables held across the country. They listened and learned from passionate, proactive speakers who shared success stories and best practices, as well as their perspectives on the need for:

  • a long-term commitment to building relationships
  • greater collaboration
  • education
  • accommodation
  • cultural understanding

Deloitte's team has compiled all the insights, ideas and recommendations of these discussions in their third annual Dialogue on diversity report.

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 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!

Publications
Development and Indigenous Peoples in Africa

This Issues Paper on Development and Indigenous Peoples in Africa has been prepared by the Compliance and Safeguards Division of the African Development Bank to give an overview of the state of Indigenous People in Africa, highlighting the options for their inclusion by the Bank in development projects the Bank undertakes in its Regional Member Countries (RMCs).

In performing this assignment, the study team greatly utilized knowledge, information and feedback from a wide range of stakeholders across the continent - governments, civil society organizations, the African Union Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities in Africa, which helped the team to draw scenarios, analyze case studies, compare situations and draw conclusions for the report.