International Citizen Service (ICS) volunteers complete some amazing projects in their local communities when they return to the UK. Youth volunteer Takyiwa Danso explains how to make your Action at Home simple and effective.
participation and governance
Young people trained through the Peace Forums in Pakistan project have been spreading messages of multi-faith acceptance through film clubs, social media and performance in the Multan District, a region prone to sectarian conflict. Shaun Vincent, Central and South Asia regional director at VSO, explores this unlikely counter-terror source.
Stephanie Green, a VSO volunteer in northern Ghana, has been talking to women’s groups and local women leaders. She finds that the main barriers to decision-making are not only women’s lack of education and representation, but also cultural attitudes and getting appropriate funding.
VSO UK Director Angela Salt shares her diaries from a recent trip across India and Pakistan with members of the Global Leadership Team and International Board.
As UK Volunteers’ Week celebrates its 30th anniversary from 1 to 7, June, VSO Volunteer Community Health Nurse, Cath Nixon, writes about her 30th birthday in March, which she spent flying back to Nepal after speaking at the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York.
VSO volunteer Sarah Williams blogs about her work with Kenya Women’s Parliamentary Association (KEWOPA) and a visit from VSO Parliamentary Volunteer Meg Munn MP.