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NGOs stand together for the Human Rights Act on International Human Rights Day

The British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) has brought together a group of leading organisations, including Voice4Change England, representing many sectors of civil society to call on political party leaders to protect the Human Rights Act.

In an open letter to the political party leaders, to mark international Human Rights Day on 10 December, 43 organisations have collectively come together to speak with one voice to express disappointment that the Human Rights Act is all too often vilified, and to call for leadership from our political leaders on the Human Rights Act.

Voice4Change England is open for business again

After closing temporarily to relocate to new offices, Voice4Change England is now fully operational again. We are pleased to announce that we are sharing our offices with the National Council for Voluntary and Youth Services at:

3rd Floor, Lancaster House

31-33 Islington High Street

London

N1 9LH

IS IT TIME FOR CHARITIES TO ENVISION A NEW AFRICA ?

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Thanks to all who attended this years Voice4Change AGM  held in April at the BFI  South Bank London. The meeting considered the main theme of how images of the developing countries  are used and presented by the charity sector are used to support public donations and what the current debate between journalist Stacey Dooley and MP David Lammy means in terms of the direction of travel 
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My experience as a Voice4Change England Summer Intern

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Former intern Maïna Coroller-Larifla reflects on the time she spent at Voice4Change England, and what that experience taught her.
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I had the opportunity to be an intern at Voice4Change England during the three  months of summer 2018. As a French Student from the Strasbourg Institute of Political Science, summer internships are not mandatory, but recommended in order to confront ourselves to the reality of the subjects we study at the university. I am a student in my first year of Masters in International Relations and European Studies, and will do my second year in International Relations – Conflict and Cooperation.

Voice4change England, in partnership with BFI Southbank: Black & Banned – The Films you weren't allowed to see

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This Autumn, BFI Southbank will showcase Black movies that were censored and denied exposure. This censorship has been imposed by governments, but also by the film industry, as the contents of the movies were considered too subversive.    Voice4Change England will be a partner in four of the discussions linked to these movies and the questions surrounding free speech.  
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Munira Mirza: Critiquing Islamist fundamentalist practice is not an ‘attack on Muslim women’

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Munira Mirza is a former Deputy Mayor of London, and co-author of the Policy Exchange report ‘Living apart together: British Muslims and the paradox of multiculturalism’.
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Munira Mirza is a former Deputy Mayor of London, and co-author of the Policy Exchange report ‘Living apart together: British Muslims and the paradox of multiculturalism’.

Evaluation of Voter ID scheme Pilots

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Voice4Change England and a handful of MPs and Third Sector orgs were summoned to parliament to hear from the Electoral Commission their findings of the trial exercis
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Last Thursday 19th July, the Electoral Commission reported on the outcomes of ID pilots carried out on voters during the May local elections in five districts (Bromley, Woking, Gosport, Watford and Swindon). The need to ask voters for more ID was obstensively to limit potential voter’s fraud. However, none of the areas looked at had any great history of fraudulent activity – and indeed, the absence voting fraud generally across the UK in elections is a common feature.

Institute of Fundraising Diversity Access Fund – bursaries available to attend their Fundraising Convention in London 1-3rd July 2019

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During the next month will be working with the Institute of Fundraising to promote their Diversity Access Fund for this year's Fundraising Convention 
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During the next month will be working with the Institute of Fundraising to promote their Diversity Access Fund for this year's Fundraising Convention taking place on 1-3rd July in London.

What civil society can learn from the BBC

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Recent events such as BBC pay levels and gendered and racialised pay disparities brings to mind one phrase that might be repurposed in the name of justice. 

If you see something, say something.

The slogan is used to questionable effect by the US Department of Homeland Security. But in the pursuit of social, racial, class and gender equality vigilance is important. 

Announcing a new report – Working Across the Lines: Connecting struggles of racialised and minoritised populations

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This report makes the case that to counter a politics of prejudice we need a politics of connection between communities to better enable groups to stand up for one another.
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Working Across the Lines: Connecting struggles of racialised and minoritised populations

The report makes recommendations on how to connect efforts for justice – particularly those advancing race equality, migrants’ rights and refugee causes and resisting anti-Muslim and anti-Jewish racism – to better enable groups to stand up for one another and to create a climate for equity and belonging for all.

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