Abstract: Over the next 20 months, we will be working with a group of 20 youths across Denmark and Norway and delve into everyday sustainability in their households and immediate communities, to build a more grounded/practical meaning to this otherwise widely used term. The best place to start we believe… Read More »Decrypting the Sustainable Development Goals for youths – what is this all about?
Written by Project Soar Project Soar and Civil Connections are beginning working together on BIGGER, a movement that aims to close legal loopholes to child marriage in Morocco by 2025. But why is this such important work? This article lays out why child marriage is such a critical issue in… Read More »Child marriage in Morocco
On 28th February 2022, we kicked off Girls Choose, a project aiming to create a conducive environment for adolescents and young people in their diversity—with specific emphasis on girls and young women in Zimbabwe—to access Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights/services (SRHRs) and HIV related information freely and safely. In… Read More »Kicking-off Girls Choose with My Age Zimbabwe
This article first featured on the blog of Crossing Borders in September 2020. HackYourFuture In my experience, charities are often seen as far removed from innovation, as fusty organisations preoccupied with the ills of society, putting a damper on the exciting progress being made in other sectors. Hack Your Future… Read More »HackYourFuture: Can coding offer a different path to integration in Denmark?
As the Head of Communications at Civil Connections, I have listened to all of the episodes of Coming to the Nordics (a podcast that tells stories of migrants’ journeys and integration in Nordic countries) and I’ve had the chance to reflect on the project and its significance. I used to… Read More »Brexit and an unrepeatable time in Denmark
By Andrew Bende This article was first published on the organization Promentum’s website. In this article, I take you on a journey through my recent reading, and the points this gave to my search for more purposeful and sustainable leadership, organizations and teams. These are highlighted in four suggestions that… Read More »How to make sure your organization achieves its full potential in 2022
Dear members, friends, followers, and Civil Connections network, thank you so much for 2021. True, the world has struggled and continues to struggle with COVID19, variant after variant, two years down the road of the pandemic’s outbreak. And as I write this short message, students across primary and secondary schools… Read More »Andrew’s personal reflections on Civil Connection’s 2021
In Zimbabwe, our Programme Coordinator Onward is on a 16 days of activism campaign! As you’ll see in this series of images taken from Onward protesting over the last two weeks, he protests against sustained gender-based violence, violence within marriage, revenge porn and emotional abuse. In our work helping activists… Read More »Onward’s 16 Days of Activism
In late October 2021, we kicked off Facilitating Youth Policy Development, a civil society project run in Georgia by the Academy of Peace and Development APD, coordinated by Civil Connections in Denmark and funded by CISU—the civil society branch of DANIDA. The project has three central objectives: To increase… Read More »Our new project with the Academy of Peace and Development promotes youth participation in Georgia!
Andrew Bende / firstname.lastname@example.org The age of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) calls for concerted efforts among global development stakeholders if we wish to follow through with a more sustainable future for all. SDG 17 calls for partnerships of all forms; they just need to be supportive of the sustainability agenda.… Read More »3 things you need to know about beginning your next cross-sectoral partnership