Sexual violence: agency through empowerment

Sexual violence and coercion are some of the most concerning and prevalent issues of our time. Nearly one in three adolescent girls report that their first sexual experience occurred under coercion or force, with anecdotal evidence showing that one in five adolescent boys also experience sexual violence before the age of 18. These acts of … Read the full article.

The Youth Index: Why Role Models Matter

Every year, the Princes Trust, partnered with Macquarie, release their Youth Index analysing the wellbeing of young people across the UK and how it has changed in recent years. This year, the Index shows that wellbeing in young people in the UK is decreasing and happiness and confidence measures are at their lowest levels yet. … Read the full article.

TAAP Tuesday Newsletter, January 16th 2018

The TAAP Tuesday Newsletter is a key part of the TAAP Toolkit’s aim of intentionally integrating attention to inclusion into development programming. The bi-monthly newsletter reports on innovative inclusive program design and research, with the aim of informing our practitioners about the latest developments in the field. Click here to read the Jan 16th TAAP … Read the full article.

World Learning Europe confirms its commitment to Gender Equality

World Learning Europe is proud to announce its commitment to adopting and adapting the ‘Minimum Standards for Mainstreaming Gender Equality’, and will implement its gender and social inclusion standards across the board from 2018. Consistent with our values, gender equality is a key component of positive social change, only possible through inclusion, which is necessary … Read the full article.

Leading from the front: Diversity in the UK Civil Service

In efforts to increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace, it is critical that the government lead by example in the efforts to achieve a more even balance of women, minorities and people with disabilities. Exemplary diversity and inclusion practices are widely known to make good business sense- for example, companies in the top quartile … Read the full article.

“Please offer me a seat”

Navigating the tube at rush hour can be trying at the best of times, let alone if you have condition or illness that means you struggle to stand whilst using public transport. Crowded trains can result in the inability to find a seat or wheelchair space for those who desperately need them to make it … Read the full article.

UK Aid: How and where is it being spent?

The UK Government’s recent release of annual statistics on international development spending has been well-received by World Learning Europe – noting in particular DFiD’s fulfilled commitment to spend 0.7% of the Gross National Income on development work across the globe. Foreign aid contributes significantly towards building “a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for people in … Read the full article.

World Learning Europe joins Social Enterprise UK

World Learning Europe is now a member of Social Enterprise UK. Being part of a network of around 10,000 organisations across the UK, this is a great platform for World Learning Europe to share its experience with other Social Enterprises and CICs. Social Enterprise UK is a strategic partner to 6 government departments and World Learning … Read the full article.

World Learning Europe’s ED – My inspiration

World Learning Europe’s Executive Director Michele Turner recently gave a speech to the World Congress of Overseas Pakistanis on her motivations and experience of being a woman in leadership. Having worked in International development for many years, she has a wealth of experience to draw from: “I have worked in mainstream organisations like World Learning … Read the full article.

Welcoming Leonard Cheshire Disability as a TAAP Inclusion Partner

Photo: Eunice in her wheelchair with other pupils, Kenya (Copyright Leonard Cheshire Disability) The TAAP Initiative is pleased to announce that Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) has joined the TAAP Inclusive Initiative. Leonard Cheshire is a disability-led non-profit organization working to support persons with disabilities around the world to fulfil their potential and live the lives … Read the full article.