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Conversation Series: Gender Equality as a Global Justice Issue

Start Date: 26/03/2018 End Date: 26/03/2018

Event Location: IDEA Office, 6 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1.

IDEA is hosting a conversation on Gender Equality as a Global Justice Issue with Ifrah Ahmed, FGM Activist, and a representative of Amnesty International Ireland, on Tuesday, 27 March, 12:30-2:00pm, in the IDEA Office, 6 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1. 

Ifrah Ahmed is one of the world's top international FGM/C Eradication Advocates and Activists. She has received many humanitarian and other Awards for her work and campaigns relentlessly for legislation to ban FGM/C around the world as well as funding and implementing programmes to effect eradication in east africa with a focus on somalia. We will also have a representative from Amnesty International Ireland speaking about their global My Body My Rights campaign on sexual and reproductive rights.

To register contact: eimear@ideaonline.ie

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Rescheduled: IDEA Monster Working Group Meeting

Start Date: 21/03/2018 End Date: 21/03/2018

Event Location: IDEA Office, 6 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1.

Due to Storm Emma we have rescheduled our Monster Working Group session for IDEA members for Wednesday, 21 March, 12.30 – 4.30pm, IDEA Office, 6 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1.

The Working Groups are a core feature of IDEA's work, as a space for members to collaborate on tasks and issues that are important to them. This will be an opportunity for all IDEA members, those who are existing members of IDEA Working Groups and those who’d like to get involved, to come together to share ideas and learning, and plan for the future.

The Monster Working Group will focus on reviewing the value of Working Groups, what has worked and what could be improved, and which Working Groups are needed. The Working Groups will also meet individually to reflect on their work and plan for the coming year. Previous/current convenors of the groups will be there and some are looking for new people to take on the role of convenor.  

You can find out more about the current Working Groups here

To register contact elaine@ideaonline.ie by Friday, 16 March.

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Seminar: Thinking Differently about International Volunteering with Matt Baillie Smith – NOW FULL

Start Date: 15/03/2018 End Date: 15/03/2018

Event Location: IDEA Office, 6 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1.

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL – WAITING LIST ONLY

IDEA in conjunction with EIL Intercultural Learning & Global Citzen Award are running a seminar on Thinking Differently about International Volunteering with Matt Baillie Smith, Thursday 15 March, 9.30am – 12.30pm (including lunch). Matt Baillie Smith is Professor of International Development at Northumbria University. His work has focused on volunteering, civil society, citizenship and NGOs. 

This seminar will explore the role of volunteering in how we think about international development and global citizenship. Drawing on Matt’s research on volunteering with diverse development NGOs and humanitarian actors, as well as his research on Development Education, Matt will suggest we need to rethink volunteering and development. He will argue that we need to avoid repeating well-worn arguments about the gap year and international volunteers from the global North, but instead need to think about how different kinds of volunteers and ideas of citizenship come together to try and promote development in the South. He will also examine what the consequences are for both volunteers and marginalised communities. As part of this, Matt will provide an opportunity for participants to explore and analyse data from a project with the Swedish Red Cross on Volunteers in Conflicts and Emergencies, and to use this to think about what questions this poses for current thinking about volunteering, development and citizenship.

Registration on the day runs from 9.30 – 9.45am, with lunch from 12.00 -12.30pm.

To register contact: eimear@ideaonline.ie.