Woman of the Week – February

Asfar is continuing with the Woman of the Week campaign also in Feburary. Check out every week for a new entry and learn about the achievements of woman that have been often overlooked by history. Fata Orlović, a Bosniak woman who fought a legal battle to have a church removed from her back garden. After … Continued

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – Introduction

As part of our new partner project ‘Global Learning through Digital Stories’, which is funded by the EU through the Anna Lindh Foundation, we will be sharing weekly posts about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals! (SDGs) The aim of the project is to empower young people in their countries and other countries in Euro-Med … Continued

Gender inequality and the COVID-19 crisis

According to the United Nations Human Development Working Paper on ‘Gender inequality and the COVID-19 crisis: A Human Development perspective’, women are disproportionately affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic. The paper explains how ‘women make up more than 85% of nursing personnel and women make up almost half of doctors for all countries except those with … Continued

Digital Talks: ‘Desectarianisation: a New Path for Peace Building?

Our next Digital Talks: ‘Desectarianisation: a New Path for Peace Building?‘ by Dr Simon Mabon, Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University, whilst also being Director of the Richardson Institute. Dr. Simon Mabon is the director of SEPAD, funded by Carnegie Corporation, which looks at the way in which the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran is … Continued

The Global Gender Report 2020

The Global Gender Report 2020 from the World Economic Forum has concluded that although some improvements have been made to bridge gender gaps, that globally we still have a long way to go in order to achieve complete closure of all gender gaps. The UK was ranked 21st overall for The Global Gender Gap Index, … Continued

Digital Talks: Conflict Styles & Strategies

Our next Digital Talk: Conflict Styles & Strategies will be with dr. Majbritt Lyck-Bowen, a Lecturer in Reconciliation and Peacebuilding at the University of Winchester, UK and a Research Fellow at the Winchester Centre of Religion, Reconciliation and Peace. She is an experienced and highly skilled facilitator of workshops on a broad range of issues … Continued

Global Learning through Digital Stories – meeting with ALF Team

Today, Asfar with project partners Anthropolis and Interfaith Encounters Association has met with the Anna Lindh Foundation team about the start of our Global Learning through Digital Stories Project which financed by the EU through the Anna Lindh Foundation. Asfar is hoping to meet young people from the UK in February and March 2021 and … Continued

Woman of the Week – January

Asfar is continuing with the Woman of the Week campaign in the new year. Check out every week for a new entry and learn about the achievements of woman that have been often overlooked by history. Kamala Harris will make history by being the first female, first black and first South Asian American to be … Continued

Woman of the Week – December

Our campaign continues in December as we still want to raise awareness about the achievements of woman that have been often overlooked by history. With our UN75 Conference this Thursday & Human Right’s Day on Friday, we wanted to celebrate a human rights advocate and UN diplomat – Eleanor Roosevelt! Eleanor worked tirelessly to promote … Continued

A very successful RESOLVE: Network Youth Conference

The RESOLVE: Network Youth Conference was organised on the 10th December 2020 has brought together 142 delegates, speakers and team members who joined this 6 hours long conference to mark UN75. The Conference started with a keynote speech from Jonathan Eshpar, Political Affairs Officer with the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process. During the first Panel … Continued

RESOLVE: Network Youth Conference 2020

To mark UN75, RESOLVE: Network partners, have decided to launch the RESOLVE: Network Youth Conference on the 10th December 2020 with the theme ‘Reconciling the Past, Building the Future’. Originally planned as an event as part of a wider live dialogue programme taking place in 2020/2021, with the pandemic restrictions and the desire to connect … Continued

Digital Talks: Music Connects: How an inter-ethnic rock music program brings youth together in Europe’s most divided city

Our next Digital Talk: Music Connects: How an inter-ethnic rock music program brings youth together in Europe’s most divided city will be with Wendy Hassler-Forest of Musicians Without Borders. The Digital Talk will explore how a shared passion for rock music was the key to bringing young people together in the ethnically divided city of Mitrovica. The … Continued

Digital Talks: An introduction to long-term volunteering ant the ESC

Our next Digital Talk: An Introduction to Long-term Volunteering and the ESC will be with current ESC Volunteers Luke Scott & Jade Sullivan (RESOLVE: Volunteer for Peace) and former ESC volunteers and Emina Hasanagić from Asfar, UK. The Digital Talk will explore long-term volunteering placements under the European Solidarity Corps scheme. The Talk will be on the 11th November at 5pm UK … Continued

Woman of the Week – November

Our campaign continues in November as we still want to raise awareness about the achievements of woman that have been often overlooked by history. Remember every Monday is #WOTW November’s first #WOTW is Claudette Colvin! Claudette bravely refused to give up her seat to a white person and was subsequently arrested for it. Claudette refused to give … Continued

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