|Dear Friends, festive welcome to the last Peace Connection of this year! A lot has happened in December – from 82nd International Committee Meeting to a first online International Volunteering Fair. We published new resources and education tools, awarded some amazing projects from our Branches and resumed the SCItizen subscription. We also would like to thank everyone who contributed to our democratic process at ICM and to promoting volunteering for peace in 2021. |
And there is so much to look forward to in the year 2022 – a new chapter in our long history!
82nd International Committee Meeting took place!
SCI’s branches and groups met online between 1 and 7 December 2021 for an 82nd International Committee Meeting. These days were full of workshops, votings and fruitful discussions. To some members we said goodbye, some of them we welcomed to our network or to a new role. Bert Verstappen and Alena Lemisev were elected as new IEC members while Hemamali Perera was announced to assume the role of Acting President of the IEC as Jackie Purves steps down. The accepted resolutions and recommendations can be find here. To access all the documents and mailings related to 82nd ICM please visit Member’s Area.
Read more about ICM 2021
Pierre Cérésole Awards 2021
Pierre Cérésole Award is an annual accolade given to branches’ projects that deserve special mention because of their innovative nature or the impact they achieved. This year the award was given to SCI Malaysia for the category “Promotion of SCI values and history” with their project “99+1 Nasi Ahad”
and to SCI Italy for the category “Social Inclusion” with their project “MicroProS”. Congratulations to the winners!
Learn more about the award and its winners
International Volunteering Fair
On the 5th of December the IS held its first online International Volunteering Fair. It was a real feat, a new challenge and in the end – an evident success! We would like to send a big thank you to everyone who visited us on GatherTown
, to amazing organisers of workshops and activities as well as all the Branches and Partners who contributed ther ideas to the platform and spread the news all over social media!
Read a recount of the Fair and participants’ impressions
A new tool for activists – Street action kit
Street Action kit is the newest resource available on our website, created to empower your organisation and your activists. In a precise and compact way it will give you guidance on how to plan a street action on peace, how to promote it and gain visibility. It accompanies SCI Peace Cards as an outcome of the From Dreams to Actions project.
In another great news – you can now order your very own physical copy of the Peace Cards through this form!
Call for a designer/illustrator: spread the word
We are looking for an illustrator or a designer who will help with the visual aspect of the practical handbook on gender for coordinators of SCI activities. If you know potential candidates with experience illustrating publications – and ideally some familiarity with the topic of gender, peace, and/or with the work and values of SCI – don’t hesitate to share this call with them or with the public through your communication channels!
Share the call – applications by 20th of December
Support what matters this holiday season!As the year 2021 is slowly coming to its end we would like to once again encourage you to support the international work of SCI. Donate to keep the movement strong and represented all over the world. Subscriptions will help to support our international work and 20% of the income will be allocated to branches in need.
Begin the 2022 as a SCItizen!
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16 December 2021