Sexual violence is not simply a ‘women’s issue’!

Content note: This article contains mentions of sexual assault and rape. We like to think of IFM-SEI and our organisations as safe, utopian spaces, which are different from the societies in which we live. But the reality is that we are a still part of wider society. Patriarchy, misogyny, violence and many many other structures Read more about Sexual violence is not simply a ‘women’s issue’![…]

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EXTENDED DEADLINE! I Act Training of Trainers – call for participants!

EDIT: WE HAVE RE-OPENED APPLICATIONS! THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO SUNDAY 19TH MARCH As part of the ‘I Act’ project, we are inviting IFM-SEI members to attend a Training for Trainers course, looking especially at preventing sexual violence in our organisations. ‘I Act’ is IFM-SEI’s work plan project for the prevention of sexual violence, Read more about EXTENDED DEADLINE! I Act Training of Trainers – call for participants![…]

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Welcome to Another World: where to even start?!

For two wonderful weeks, 2500 members from IFM-SEI organisations across the globe lived and learned together in international solidarity at our camp ‘Welcome to Another World’. We can’t begin to explain all of the fun, games and parties that were had, the politics discussed, friendships formed, workshops enjoyed and the exciting ideas and opinions that were exchanged Read more about Welcome to Another World: where to even start?![…]

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IFM-SEI Camp’s demands

On Wednesday 3rd August, the IFM-SEI international camp took its ideals, values and ideas of the ‘other world’ to the streets of Nuremberg. We demonstrated through the streets of Nuremberg with banners, the colourful flags of our organisations, songs and chants to demand a world free from capitalism, with peace, social justice, equality, solidarity, children’s rights. The demonstration Read more about IFM-SEI Camp’s demands[…]

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IFM-SEI election results

A big congratulations to the new leadership of IFM-SEI who will steer the organisation for the next three years! President: Sylvia Siqueira Campos (Mirim Brasil) Secretary General: Carly Walker-Dawson (Woodcraft Folk UK) African region Presidium members: Mame Diarra Ndour (Action Enfance Senegal), Mamadou Mbow  (Pionniers du Senegal) Asian region Presidium members: Tara Damanik (KKSP Indonesia), Nishaben Vasava (Antar Read more about IFM-SEI election results[…]

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IFM-SEI camp starts in Reinwarzhofen

The IFM-SEI Camp begins in Reinwarzhofen Today 2500 children and young people from around the world begin their international camp under the motto “Welcome to another world”, hosted by our German member organisation SJD-Die Falken on their campsite in Reinwarzhofen. For two weeks they will organise themselves, learn and live together and build long-lasting friendships. Read more about IFM-SEI camp starts in Reinwarzhofen[…]

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*Application deadline extended for IFM-SEI members – The new deadline is Sunday 8 August at 23:59*

Study session: All in – creating inclusive and empowering spaces for all 13-20 November 2016, European Youth Centre Strasbourg Coordinated by the youth network of the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) and International Falcon Movement-Socialist Educational International (IFM-SEI), in partnership with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe. When?                 13-20 November 2016 Where?               Read more about *Application deadline extended for IFM-SEI members – The new deadline is Sunday 8 August at 23:59*[…]

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FENIX members visit Slovak President for 25th anniversary

Monday 2nd May 2016 was a day when one of the most interesting events commemorating FENIX´s 25th  anniversary took place. The most active members and volunteers of FENIX had a chance to meet the president of Slovak republic Andrej Kiska. President Kiska thanked all the active members, volunteers and representatives for their long lasting work with Read more about FENIX members visit Slovak President for 25th anniversary[…]

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Make the IFM-SEI Camp YOUR camp!

It’s up to every single participant to create ‘another world’ at the IFM-SEI camp this summer. One of the most important and exciting parts will be the fun, educational programme for every single participant. There is a lovely team of programme coordinators responsible for the eight theme tents who are organising workshops, games, discussions, parades, storytelling, campaigns, Read more about Make the IFM-SEI Camp YOUR camp![…]

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IYF training to collect data on human rights violations

Independent Youth Forum, Palestine is collecting data on human rights violations by Israel in the targeted areas in East Jerusalem, monitoring  a number of violations in different topics such as reduction of freedom of movement, access to education and health services, as well as the confiscation of lands, house demolitions, and arrests of children. To continue their Read more about IYF training to collect data on human rights violations[…]

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The Group Matters: receive a support visit

Have you recently set up a completely new group or organisation that you would like to grow? Or would like to start a new group but don’t quite know how to begin or lack the relevant experience? Alternatively, has your existing group been struggling lately? Suffering membership loss? Is it challenging to find or select Read more about The Group Matters: receive a support visit[…]

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AUFBRUCH 2016: Kinderfreunde celebrate a festival of education!

AUFBRUCH 2016 (“Aufbruch” means something like start, a common start towards something else) – the Kinderfreunde festival of education and pedagogy is already over again and it was again a unique and unforgettable experience. AUFBRUCH is so much more than a educational symposium: At AUFBRUCH, colleagues from all over Austria meet to enjoy top-class culture and Read more about AUFBRUCH 2016: Kinderfreunde celebrate a festival of education![…]

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European Falcon Network seminar 2016

It is with pleasure that we invite our European member organisations to the next European Falcon Network seminar called “Ferry to Europe”. As the title says, the seminar will mainly take place on a ferry, starting and ending in Helsinki! The meeting is hosted by our Finnish member organisation Nuoret Kotkat with the financial support Read more about European Falcon Network seminar 2016[…]

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Being loud for peace! National Pentecost Camp of Rote Falken

Huge Pentecost Camp of Rote Falken and Kinderfreunde in Döbriach/Millstättersee From 14th to 16th May 1300 children and young people in groups of Kinderfreunde and Rote Falken from all over Austria gathered for a traditional camp around Pentecost time. Together they started with an opening which had the topic “Peace for all children all over Read more about Being loud for peace! National Pentecost Camp of Rote Falken[…]

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On the Move – Kicking off a new global project

‘On the Move’, it is an exciting and ambitious project for 2016–2018 which will cover everything from dealing with visa obstacles to raising awareness of the challenges facing young refugees and migrants and better including them in our organisations. The project will tackle many issues around mobility, all of which are relevant to young people Read more about On the Move – Kicking off a new global project[…]

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Countdown to IFM-SEI Camp 2016

Excitement is building with only one month to go until the biggest event of IFM’s calendar! Here you can find the most up to date information about the upcoming IFM-SEI Camp! The IFM-Camp-Team at the Falken office has put together an Information Pack in English, German and Spanish to help you prepare. Want to see the camp schedule, know about the Read more about Countdown to IFM-SEI Camp 2016[…]

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IDAHOT 2016 – let’s celebrate gender diversity!

May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Trans*phobia and Interphobia, IDAHOT for short. We want to use this day as an opportunity to stress the importance of LGBT*IQ issues. In the last couple of years, LGBT*IQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans*, Intersex, Queer, and more) issues have become very important when we talk and Read more about IDAHOT 2016 – let’s celebrate gender diversity![…]

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Use our activity pack to prepare for the IFM-SEI Camp!

At our international camp “Welcome to Another World”, 3000 children and young people from all around the world will form a close community for two weeks – living and learning together, making friends and having fun. In order to prepare for this exciting experience, get to know IFM-SEI, our values and the rules of the camp, we prepared this activity pack Read more about Use our activity pack to prepare for the IFM-SEI Camp![…]

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IFM-SEI Congress 2016

Just after our international camp, IFM-SEI will hold its 17th Congress!  The Congress is IFM-SEI’s highest decision-making body, taking place every three years. During the Congress, the members of IFM-SEI decide on the priorities of IFM-SEI, adopt political resolutions, discuss finances and elect the Presidium, Secretary General and the Control Commission. The next Congress will Read more about IFM-SEI Congress 2016[…]

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New child participation handbook of IFM-SEI

Child participation was high on the agenda of our strategic work plan 2013-2016. A highlight in this area was our global project “Partnerships for Participation” in 2015, which strengthened our work on empowering young people to participate in external decision-making. The project sent 10 global EVS volunteers from our member organisations to others across the Read more about New child participation handbook of IFM-SEI[…]

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We know our groups matter!

Why does your group matter to you?  The Group Matters campaign is well underway, and following our preparation seminar in February IFM-SEI and representatives from our member organisations have been working really hard to ensure all the necessary provisions are in place so we can effectively support member organisations to strengthen their groups and also to Read more about We know our groups matter![…]

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IYF news from the first quarter of 2016

Harnessing Palestinian Capacity to Claim and Advocate for their Rights through Video Evidence in East Jerusalem Independent Youth Forum (IYF) launched the project of documenting Israeli violations in the Jerusalem area (Hizma and Anata) which will run during the period of January until September 2016. IYF have implemented the project which is funded by the Read more about IYF news from the first quarter of 2016[…]

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Rainbow Resources in Peru

In Mundo Nuevo we started to use IFM-SEI’s Rainbow Resources – Compasito Companion on Sexuality and Gender. We consider these topics so important to spread out among young people and we commit to keep developing this work and forward our experience to other educational environments. Some highlights from the workshop: In the first workshop, the boys Read more about Rainbow Resources in Peru[…]

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Children’s rights workshops in Nueva Generación

This year, Nueva Generación members have carried out various activities focusing on children and their rights. The ‘Holiday Club’ meetings started in December last year and finished this January. The workshops, including crafts and sports for children, stimulated the children’s imagination and encouraged them to exercise their right to enjoy recreational activities. On 5th March, Read more about Children’s rights workshops in Nueva Generación[…]

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‘Refugees Welcome: Fighting Borders, Building Alliances’

The Kurt Löwenstein Educational Centre warmly invites you to its international seminar “Refugees Welcome: Fighting Borders, Building Alliances”. The seminar will take place from 8th till 15nd of May 2016 in the Kurt Löwenstein Haus. Around 30 Participants from member organizations of YES, IUSY and IFM-SEI will take part in the seminar. The seminar topic is on refuge Read more about ‘Refugees Welcome: Fighting Borders, Building Alliances’[…]

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Esplac guide to internationalism

The international commission of Esplais Catalans is happy to share with the IFM-SEI community a new online resource to encourage our children, youngsters and leaders to participate in international activities.   Written in Catalan language, this interactive tool aims to inform about different ways to participate and get engaged in international activities such as international Read more about Esplac guide to internationalism[…]

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Pioneers of Mali hold new training activities

Pioneers from the province Sanankoroba, commune V of the district of Bamako and the pilot province of Kalabancoro took part in a capacity building training course on public responsibility from 22 – 23rd January. The Young Volunteer for Changing Mali Association (JVC-Mali) organised the conference on citizenship on 30 January at Vito’s Institute. The torch (flag Read more about Pioneers of Mali hold new training activities[…]

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New gender equality handbook available

Right in time for International Women’s Day, we are launching IFM-SEI’s new activity pack on gender equality with activities shared by many of our members! The handbook includes educational resources for different age groups around feminism and gender. It is part of IFM-SEI’s gender equality campaign and is available in German as well. We live in a patriarchal Read more about New gender equality handbook available[…]

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The Group Matters project gets underway

IFM-SEI’s project ‘The Group Matters’ kicked off at the end of February in Vienna with a seminar/ working meeting for 10 participants from SJD – Die Falken, Nuoret Kotkat, Rote Falken Kinderfreunde,  Georgian Falcons, Woodcraft Folk, Slovenian Falcons and Esplac. The project which is supported by the European Youth Foundation and Council of Europe aims Read more about The Group Matters project gets underway[…]

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Register for the camp of a lifetime!

I want to come to ‘Welcome to another World’ for the camp of a lifetime! But how do I register? The early-bird booking deadline has already passed, but you have until the 1st April for the final booking deadline. Registration is done online on the IFM Camp website, which has versions in English, German, Spanish and French. Read more about Register for the camp of a lifetime![…]

Our Slovakian member Fenix turns 25

“In Fenix we have started this year with an event called ‘We Should Help Indeed’. We have collected used glasses which will be delivered to developing countries. We were able to collect 573 pieces to be recycled. Another important activity is a sequential game ‘Place Where I Live’. This is a project of FÉNIX that focuses on Read more about Our Slovakian member Fenix turns 25[…]

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Los Cachorros gets musical

We do non-formal education workshops, such as English, mathematics, computing, dancing, music, crafts and theatre. These workshops are aimed at children and young people from 6 to 16 years old. Our organization is concerned about the education and training of children and young people. So for us, it is very important to teach these courses and to Read more about Los Cachorros gets musical[…]

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Help develop IFM-SEI’s new workplan

Over the next few months, some IFM members who are working to develop a new work-plan for 2016 – 2019 will seek your input into the strategy and work-plan. If you missed the virtual workshop held online at the end of January, you can still dedicate some time in your organisations to discuss the work-plan. It is Read more about Help develop IFM-SEI’s new workplan[…]

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Next IFM-SEI Congress is coming up!

This year’s IFM-SEI Congress will kindly be hosted by SJD Die Falken and will take place from 5th – 8th August. It will be held on the Willy-Brandt-Platz campsite in Reinwarzhofen, Germany straight after the IFM Camp. Hopefully all delegates will also attend the camp so that we take its spirit onwards to our Congress! The Congress Read more about Next IFM-SEI Congress is coming up![…]

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New global project: On the Move

…towards an exciting new project in 2017 all about youth mobility! As an international network, IFM and our member organisations often come face to face with the challenges of youth mobility. But we have recently confirmed an exciting new global capacity-building project funded by the European Commission to explore the importance of youth mobility and help Read more about New global project: On the Move[…]

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Slovenian Falcons coming to the IFM-SEI camp

Meet Tamara and read about why the Slovenian Falcons are excited about coming to the IFM-SEI Camp! My name is Tamara and I’m 27 years old. I live in the oldest town, named Ptuj, in Slovenia, a lovely and small country. I have finished studying law and now, besides my job, I work as an aerobics and zumba instructor Read more about Slovenian Falcons coming to the IFM-SEI camp[…]

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On the hunt for artists and performers!

Lots of preparation is underway for the IFM Camp in Germany, and the cultural programme team is very busy acquiring bands! But at the moment, we are still lacking some good artists for the afternoon and evening programme! Smaller acts on the camp will cater for a variety of interests and age groups. We want Read more about On the hunt for artists and performers![…]

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Camp preparation in Oer-Erkenschwick

50 international and 60 German participants attended the first camp preparation seminar at Salvador Allende Haus in Oer-Erkenschwick, Germany in October. Participants started to shape the camp together – getting an idea of what we want the camp to look like, which rules are important for us, what preparation needs to be done and finding other groups to Read more about Camp preparation in Oer-Erkenschwick[…]

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Contribute to the camp programme

During the IFM Camp 2016 ‘Welcome to Another World’, there will be eight theme tents with programme running for the whole two weeks and everyone will have the opportunity to contribute to the programme. Each of the following themes has its own programme coordinator and will have its own tent in the central area where Read more about Contribute to the camp programme[…]

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Camp matchmaking: Find a village partner

At the IFM-SEI Camp 2016, everyone will camp in villages which will be made up of two or more groups including one German Falcon group and one or more international delegation or group. For the villages to work well, you need to find a good match! To do this, it’s important to share information about your normal Read more about Camp matchmaking: Find a village partner[…]

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Peace education handbooks

At the end of 2015 – IFM-SEI’s Peace Education Year – we’ve published a handbook packed full of educational activities for you to use in your member organisations, all based around peace education. Here you can find versions in English, Spanish, German and French with Arabic and Hebrew to follow soon. They’ve got sections on ‘Understanding conflict’, ‘Transforming Read more about Peace education handbooks[…]

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Come to the European Youth Event

The European Youth Event 2014 was a great success. The story will be continued in the spring of 2016 when the European Parliament and the European Youth Forum organise a political youth festival in Strasbourg. The two-day event on 20–21 May 2016 gathers thousands of young people from all around Europe to discuss current youth-related issues, exchange ideas, Read more about Come to the European Youth Event[…]

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Children in EU migration policy

Together with many other NGOs, IFM-SEI sent a joint open letter to the European Council, asking the EU to act to ensure children’s rights in the EU’s migration policy. Dear European Heads of State or Government and Ministers of the Interior and Foreign Affairs, Dear Mr. Tusk, Significant numbers of children from third countries migrate to Europe, for Read more about Children in EU migration policy[…]

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Acacia’s peace camp in Colombia

In July 2015, Acacia organised the “Camp 4 Peace” that took place in Colombia. The camp had two phases: during the first five days, Acacia and their international partners worked together, and from the sixth day, other young people from Colombia joined. All the activities were around the topic of peacebuilding. We talked about four transversal Read more about Acacia’s peace camp in Colombia[…]

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Seminar of IYU and SJD

IYU recently organised a seminar together with comrades from the German Falcon. During this enriching seminar held in Berlin, Germany participants learned how to explore issues from different perspectives. The event invited participants to a deep reflection on history and memory using the case of the Holocaust. It was also an opportunity to present a Read more about Seminar of IYU and SJD[…]

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Stories of Conflict and Peace

In the framework of our Peace Year, IFM-SEI recently launched the blog Stories of Conflict and Peace. This blog which is available at the address http://storiesofconflictandpeace.blogspot.be/ allows individuals to share their experience of conflict and reflect on points related to conflict and peace. IFM-SEI invites all their members to contribute to the blog by writing Read more about Stories of Conflict and Peace[…]

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Anniversary for the Pioneers of Mali

Awards for the Pioneers of Mali The Pioneers of Mali took part in an award ceremony organised by the Association of Voluntary Blood Donators of Mali. During this event, the Pioneers of Mali were awarded a prize to congratulate them for their high involvement in blood donation in the country, thus acknowledging the commitment of Read more about Anniversary for the Pioneers of Mali[…]

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Educating indigenous children with CHAP

The leader of CHAP, Eduardo Raffael, recently visited the Selva region of Peru and spent some time with the children of this area. The region of Selva is an area of concern in Peru with major inequalities among the children based on their origins. The indigenous children and youngsters from that region who only speak Read more about Educating indigenous children with CHAP[…]

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Nueva Generacion tackles gender inequality

Women’s and Youngsters’ Empowerment in Society Nueva Generación recently organised a workshop and a series of activities on women’s and youngsters empowerment in society. During this event, participants engaged in a critical reflection on how to behave without inhibition or embarrassment. The idea supporting this activity is to challenge the representation of women in society. During the Read more about Nueva Generacion tackles gender inequality[…]

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Youth participation as the core of youth work

In September 2015, Nuoret Kotkat organised an international seminar on youth participation. It took place from 6–12 September in a village called Urjala in the region of Pirkanmaa in Finland. This project was funded by the Erasmus+ funding scheme and gathered participants from other IFM-SEI member organisations such as Esplac (Catalunya, Spain), SJD Die Falken Read more about Youth participation as the core of youth work[…]

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Hungarian Childfriends are striving

The work of the Hungarian Movement of Childfriends has been very limited since 2010, when the far-right government of Viktor Orbán came to power, but this year we became more active again. We recently organised a successful video-making competition on how children can support other children living in poverty. Two of our young members attended the Read more about Hungarian Childfriends are striving[…]

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Nuoret Kotkat invites asylum seekers

As many of our member organisations, also Nuoret Kotkat from Finland demand their government to better treat refugee children. Read their public statement. Nuoret Kotkat demands that all decisions on refugee issues must include a report on the impact on children, and that family placement of unaccompanied children must start immediately. Children must be guaranteed Read more about Nuoret Kotkat invites asylum seekers[…]

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Human Rights: Duty to watch

Amnesty International and Les Faucons Rouges join their forces for Human Rights! It is with great pleasure that the central office of the francophone Belgian Falcon organisation Les Faucons Rouges presents a project dear to its heart. Our commitment to the values of solidarity, equality, democracy and tolerance is evident in every step of our Read more about Human Rights: Duty to watch[…]

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Festival of the youth press

The “Tama-Presse” festival is a creative writing and cultural activities meeting for young people from all regions of Senegal. It is held annually in a different town during summer holidays and brings together several teams of 10 people each. This festival is the perfect place to promote interpersonal expression and cultural exchange between youth newsrooms. The Read more about Festival of the youth press[…]

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Study Session report now available

The report of our last study session on human rights education and education for democratic citizenship is now available online. In May 2015, IFM-SEI held a study session to familiarise young group leaders with the principles of human rights education and education for democratic citizenship. The participants learned about Human Rights and their relation to Read more about Study Session report now available[…]

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Technical volunteers wanted

Technical volunteers wanted! To make a big international camp a success, everyone has to contribute – from organizing games to coordinating villages, from transporting materials to cooking our food. Every person coming to the camp will contribute in some way, but we also need many people who do the hard work to make the camp great Read more about Technical volunteers wanted[…]

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Developing IFM-SEI’s work plan

Looking for a new challenge? Want to help shape the future work of IFM-SEI? Interested in consultation and strategic planning? If the answer is yes to all of these questions, you should apply to join the IFM-SEI work plan 2016–19 development team! What would I do? The work plan 2016–19 development team will be consulting with members Read more about Developing IFM-SEI’s work plan[…]

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Mundo Nuevo seizes hot potato

Mundo Nuevo in Peru joins in a new stage to reinforce work on sexuality and gender with kids and teenagers. They are launching the project ‘Art for Change II’, using educational activities on sexual rights from IFM-SEI’s Rainbow Resources. As a second stage Mundo Nuevo will introduce the methodology of Rainbow Resources in public formal Read more about Mundo Nuevo seizes hot potato[…]

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Partnerships for Participation Seminar

IFM-SEI recently launched the next phase of its global child participation project with a seminar held in Liège, Belgium. Following the event that took place in La Paz, Bolivia in January 2015, a second ‘Partnerships for Participation’ training course was organized from 05th to 12th July 2015 in the beautiful city of Liege, Belgium. This event Read more about Partnerships for Participation Seminar[…]

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Participation fees for IFM Camp have been set

The IFM-SEI Camp 2015 participation fees have been set! The countdown to the IFM Camp 2016 can start – only one year left! From 23rd July to 5th August next year, we will meet each other for two weeks of friendship, learning, acting and camping. Registration for the camp will open in September 2015 and if you book before 15th Read more about Participation fees for IFM Camp have been set[…]

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International Committee in Peru

This year IFM-SEI members held their annual International Committee Meeting in Peru and discussed the future of our international. Around 45 delegates from IFM-SEI member organisations met at the annual International Committee Meeting of our movement that took place in Nana, Peru from 11–14 June 2015. The meeting was jointly hosted by our three Peruvian member organisations Read more about International Committee in Peru[…]

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Day of the African Child

Our Senegalese member organisation Mouvement National des Pionniers in collaboration with the international NGO PLAN celebrated the Day of the African Child on June 20th 2015. The even took place at the Olympic Pool of Dakar. 200 pioneer children, including so-called “talibés” (street children) spent a full day together. A caravan of volunteers moved in the streets of Read more about Day of the African Child[…]

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Take a stand against harassment and violence towards women

Verbal harassment is increasing in Palestine, a late study about this issue showed that most young Palestinian women were/are/expect to be physically or verbally harassed at some point or another. For this purpose, IYU decided to take a stand against harassment since late 2014. Hence, in 2015 IYU and two other left-wing youth movements in Palestine launched Read more about Take a stand against harassment and violence towards women[…]

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NOV Pride!

NOV attended Israel’s biggest pride event in Tel Aviv, Israel. On June 12th our movement attended Israel’s biggest pride event – the Tel Aviv pride parade. We have been attending pride events throughout the country for the last 4 years, but this time we were organised to show all LGBTQA+ youth out there that they have a place, a Read more about NOV Pride![…]

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Mirim Brasil elected to the Council of Human Rights in Brazil

Mirim Brasil is one of the civil society organizations which will have a seat in the State Council of Human Rights. Last April the State Parliament of Perambuco organised an election to define the organizations of civil society which will have a seat in the State Council of Human Rights. The organ, which is autonomous Read more about Mirim Brasil elected to the Council of Human Rights in Brazil[…]

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New youth platform in Latin America and the Carribean

Youth organisations in Latin America and the Caribbean create a new forum in order to bring together and strengthen platforms, movements and youth organisations fighting for greater participation and Human Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean. From 12th to 15th April 2015 represen­tatives from youth movements and organisations from Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe Read more about New youth platform in Latin America and the Carribean[…]

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Charter for All Study Session

Brilliant, joyful, intense, educational, funny, amazing, useful… The list of compliments is long! These are some of the adjectives used by participants when asked to describe the study session IFM-SEI organised recently in Strasbourg under the title “Charter for ALL: Putting Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education into Practice”. Held from 10th to Read more about Charter for All Study Session[…]

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A week of contrasts at the Africa-Europe Training Course

The 10th Africa-Europe Training Course for Youth Organisations in the Framework of the 6th African University on Youth and Development was held at the end of January 2015. Representing IFM-SEI and our member youth organisations I travelled half way across the world for an intense training course with other young people from across Europe and Read more about A week of contrasts at the Africa-Europe Training Course[…]

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Gender equality – are we there yet?

How do you challenge gender inequality in your organisation? That’s not for me to answer – it’s for you to lead and own. What we do need is non-tokenistic action and meaningful self-reflection and analysis in order to move forward. We need to be honest with ourselves. And to answer the question ‘are we there yet?’. No, we’re Read more about Gender equality – are we there yet?[…]

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Tackling the Culture of Violence

In cooperation with the Council of Europe, IFM-SEI held a successful study session at the European Youth Centre in Budapest.It started on 16th of November and lasted 7 fruitful days. The topic of the study session was ‘Tackling the Culture of Violence – Methodology for Human Rights Education with Children’! With this study session we Read more about Tackling the Culture of Violence[…]

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No pasaran!

Every January, Europe’s right-wing elite comes together to celebrate itself at the Akademikerball in Vienna, Austria. This event is not only about dancing but mainly about networking and promoting hate speech and fascist ideology. Last year, Josef, a comrade from SJD – die Falken was arrested and charged guilty of mayhem and violation of public peace despite Read more about No pasaran![…]

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Partnerships for Participation in Bolivia

Uplifting! That is maybe the most suitable term to describe ‘the Partnerships for Participation’ (P4P) seminar organised by IFM-SEI and local member organisation Nueva Generacion Bolivia with the support of the European Commission through the Erasmus+ Programme. The seminar, which was held from 18th to 25 January 2015 in the centre of La Paz, Bolivia, was a Read more about Partnerships for Participation in Bolivia[…]

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Rote Falken celebrate 90th birthday

From 18th July to 1st August 2015 in Döbriach there will be the “Anniversary Camp” for kids, group leaders and all friends of Rote Falken. Furthermore, there will be a formal Party on June 19, 2015 in Vienna. There you can meet former and current leading members of the organization. During the summer camp participants Read more about Rote Falken celebrate 90th birthday[…]

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Mirim-Brasil represents IFM-SEI at the World Forum for Democracy

Last November, two members of the Child and Youth Movement (MIRIM-BRASIL), member organisation of IFM-SEI, attended the World Forum for Democracy (WFD) in Strasbourg, France. The forum, which is held annually by the Council of Europe (CoE), brought together more than two thousand participants, including representatives of social organizations, parliamentarians, ministers, cyber-activists and social entrepreneurs. Read more about Mirim-Brasil represents IFM-SEI at the World Forum for Democracy[…]

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Rainbow Resources – new edition available

The second edition of Rainbow Resources is now available, with new and updated content! You can find it online in English, French, Spanish, German, Latvian, Lithuanian and Finnish. Rainbow Resources is our successful manual for Human Rights Education with children on sexuality and gender rights. The publication supports young people to facilitate human rights education Read more about Rainbow Resources – new edition available[…]

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Queer Easter 2015

This year’s Queer Easter seminar will take place from 30 March to 6 April in the KLH close to Berlin. Queer Easter is our annual LGBT*IQ seminar, bringing together almost 100 young activists to discuss, learn and share experiences about everything queer. The seminar is organised by the international team of the Kurt-Loewenstein Education Centre in Werftpfuhl, Germany. The Read more about Queer Easter 2015[…]

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JUBI-Camp in Denmark

What? JUBI-Camp 2015 Where? DUI-LEG og VIRKE Bisnapgård Efterskole (School), Nordmandshage 45, 9370 Hals, Denmark When? Monday the 20th – Saturday the 25th of July 2015 Once again DUI-LEG og VIRKE invites you all to join the JUBI Camp 2015. The theme of this JUBI-Camp is VIKING Camp focusing on the VIKINGS’ daily social lives in Scandinavia. Date: Monday Read more about JUBI-Camp in Denmark[…]

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Study Session: Charter for All

EXTENDED DEADLINE!! IFM-SEI is looking for participants for the next study session in Strasbourg, ‘Charter for All: Putting Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education into practice’ Human Rights and Democracy: they are terms we often hear, they are at the core of our organisations and we want everyone to respect them. But what Read more about Study Session: Charter for All[…]

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Partnerships for Participation

With the New Year, also our new global project Partnerships for Participation started and is taking on full speed with its first meeting in Bolivia from 15–25 January! Partnerships for Participation (short: P4P) includes two exciting elements: Children in ten organisations will set up partnerships with local councils or schools to have their say in Read more about Partnerships for Participation[…]

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