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Newsletter

Thursday, 02 August 2018 - No. 27
News & Interviews
Victòria Pagès.       Source: MSF
Victòria Pagès: "The sense of community in Sub-Saharan Africa is developed, but there is still a need to articulate the defence of local interests "

Our protagonist tells us about her personal experiences on the ground with Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

The members of the 'Caravana Obrim Fronteres' during the farewell speech at Riace.
The 'Obrim Fronteres Caravan' returns to Barcelona with proposals for changes in immigration and border policies

The aim of this project is to denounce the violation of human rights generated by the migration policies of the European Union.

Mayyar Skhaita, asylum seeker and amin character of 'S'ha de fer'
How can we help the refugees?

Amnesty International Catalonia launches Welcome Communities –Comunitats Acollidores, a miniseries that gives real examples of refugees who have started a good new life with the active help of locals.

Romest network against Eastern Romanis' invisibilization.
Francina Planas: "Censing minority communities is a synonym for discrimination"

‘Vincle’ is the Catalan word for ‘bounding’, and it is also the name of a local association that work with issues related to housing, community life and immigration issues. 

Action Against Hunger is launching a network to promote social innovation.  Source: Action Against Hunger
New European network to promote social innovation

Action Against Hunger is launching a network in Europe to promote social innovation as a tool to create a more inclusive European labour market.

CivicTech4Democracy.
CivicTech4Democracy, bringing democracy closer to citizens

This EU global competition rewards projects that have successfully used digital tools to favour democracy.

Opinion
Associations and festivities; a school to improve society

As part of the ecosystem of festivities we find organizations, associations and foundations that play a key role in the development of festivities. Beyond doubt, the association model is a good school to train persons and build a fairer society.

Without International action, Southern Cameroons will be the new Rwanda

The République du Cameroun’s military have been throwing bombs, killing people with impunity, raping university students and burning villages down in Southern Cameroons. 

We communicate, therefore we exist

We must feel proud of the Catalan fabric of associations and the valuable task they develop day after day to help society and the most vulnerable groups, but is many cases more visibility is needed for their activity.

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