Did you see the Civil Society Futures PACT and wonder “what can I do now?” Here are some suggestions for things you could do or ask your organisation.
The Food Journey
At our final launch event, performers took people on a journey through their food history - exploring issues of power, accountability, connection and trust through different senses.
London Queer Muslims
As well as trying to build the power of queer Muslims in London, the group seeks to embody its ideals of inclusion in its own internal practices, developing and sharing power among their members – often based on ancient Islamic traditions.
“We are here”: art to bring the PACT to life
Artist Rebecca Strickson has created a response to the civil society PACT through four beautiful banners that bring it, and people’s voices, to life.
Think people can’t have control over their neighbourhoods? Meet Community Land Trusts
Community Land Trusts (CLTs) ensure local people can continue living in their communities and enable them to play a leading role in shaping the places they call home.
Is the third sector sexist?
Allegations of sexual misconduct at Oxfam, Save the Children and the Presidents Club have dominated headlines this year. Is civil society doing enough to address sexism in the workplace?
Unlocking funders’ treasure chests of data
Is there a way to bring funding information together so that anyone could quickly see what’s being funded in a particular community or sector? In an ideal world, all grants data would be shared openly.
From murky to making it happen: getting local power in the North East
How to get to the world as it should be? That was the question we vowed to tackle as we kicked off the third of three Civil Society Futures workshops on local decision making in the North East.
What do we want?! Erm…
One of the key principles within community organising is moving from problem to solution. Working out our asks is a fundamental step to negotiating and bringing about change.
Britain, meet Bolivia: what can social movements learn from each other?
Bolivia has a deep history of resistance. After over 500 years of colonisation, it continues to be home to the largest and most diverse indigenous population in the continent, with 36 different indigenous peoples officially recorded. At the turn of the millennium movements successfully took on both a multinational corporation and a President – paving the way for the election of the incumbent Movimiento Al Socialismo (MAS) and the country's first indigenous President in 2005.