LAB4GE Fourth Participatory Visit to the UK

On the first day, have been introduced to Asfar’s methodology and were introduced to the Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies’ Social Enterprise Development Accelerator project.Later partners found out more about the Gender Sensitive Approach which Asfar has developed as part of the project. The partners have done a small Gender-sensitive assessment skills workshop to increase … Continued

Erasmus+ RESOLVE: Equity Youth Exchange in London

Participants from the UK, Georgia, Morocco and Italy have joined us for our ErasmusPlus RESOLVE: Equity Youth Exchange in London. Through different activities, participants got to know each other better, as well as found out more about the project and its objectives. In addition, through the Micro-Teach Exercise, the participants have increased their awareness and understanding … Continued

International Day of Friendship

Sharing the human spirit through friendship Our world faces many challenges, crises and forces of division — such as poverty, violence, and human rights abuses — among many others — that undermine peace, security, development and social harmony among the world’s peoples. To confront those crises and challenges, their root causes must be addressed by … Continued

Asfar is committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

As a long term member of Bond, the UK’s international development network, Asfar is a committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Asfar’s social objectives are aligned to the SDGs, in particular to: SDG 4 – Quality Education SDG 5 – Gender Equality SDG 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth SDG 16 – Peace, … Continued

World Youth Skills Day

Reimagining Youth Skills Post-Pandemic World Youth Skills Day 2022 will again take place in a challenging context due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. UNESCO estimates that schools were either fully or partially closed for more than 30 weeks between March 2020 and May 2021 in half the countries of the world. In late June, 19 … Continued

International Day of Parliamentarism

One hundred years after women won the vote or were first elected to parliament in some EU countries, the data show that women continue to be under-represented in politics and public life, in the European Parliament, national parliaments and governments, and local assemblies. The arguments for gender balance in politics are numerous and benefit not … Continued

Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day

The COVID-19 crisis has taught us that the pandemic and containment measures do not impact everyone in the same way. Among the private sector, Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs), especially those led by women, youth, ethnic minorities and migrants, suffered the most. An International Trade Centre survey on COVID-19 impact among businesses in 136 … Continued

International Widows’ Day

Invisible Women, Invisible Problems For many women around the world, the devastating loss of a partner is magnified by a long-term fight for their basic rights and dignity. Despite the fact that there are more than 258 million widows around the world, widows have historically been left unseen, unsupported, and unmeasured in our societies. The … Continued

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

“We cannot allow this already underreported crime to slip further into the shadows. Perpetrators must be punished. Investment in recovery from the [COVID] pandemic must tackle the root causes of sexual and gender-based violence.” – UN Secretary -General António Guterres Building back better in the wake of this pandemic requires an inclusive, intersectional, and gender-informed … Continued

International Day of Family Remittances

The International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) recognizes more than 200 million migrant workers, women and men, who send money home to over 800 million family members. A remittance is money sent back home by a worker who works in a foreign land. This money that is sent back home by migrant workers is considered … Continued

LAB4GE Participatory Visit in Spain

Asfar has participated in the third Participatory Visit in Spain: Transfer of I-Box’ best practices. During the first day, the LAB4GE partners have been introduced to the I-Box methodology and have visited “Espai Dones i Igualtat” (EDI) – a woman protection service. In the afternoon they have been joined by Grúas Rigar who talked about … Continued

World Environment Day

While men and women must work hand in hand to confront the environmental challenges of our time, considerations of gender and environment are crucial to our ability to achieve a just and sustainable future. Gender inequalities, such as weak rights to own land and reduced access to energy, water and sanitation facilities for women, have … Continued

Call for participants from the UK

Are you interested to join our next Erasmus+ RESOLVE: Play for Peace Istanbul Youth Exchange in August? Young people from the UK, Turkey, Portugal and Romania will be joining us for the first Youth Exchange under the RESOLVE: Play 4 Peace project. The second youth exchange is planned in Portugal for September 2022. To be … Continued

Global Day of Parents

Like no one else, parents and caregivers shape the experiences that build their children’s brains and set them on a path towards healthy development. Parenting is too big a job for parents and caregivers to do alone. They need support to give their children the best possible start in life. The LAB4GE’s partners unite to … Continued

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