LGBTI+ Rights in the Commonwealth

Our Bodies, Our Lives, Our Rights International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia , May 17: a worldwide celebration of gender and sexual diversities

Today (17th May) is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB). As part of our current theme Sharing Common Wealth? we’re taking a look at the history of LGBTI+ rights in the Commonwealth, and sharing solidarity with people standing up for Our Bodies, Our Lives, Our Rights today. 35 of the 54 Commonwealth countries […]

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How can schools build peace?

Our current theme Live, Love, Learn is all about peaceful & sustainable education. Questions of peace are at the forefront of our minds right now, but what does ‘peaceful education’ mean in practice? Our sister organisation Peacemakers works in schools to help children and staff develop the skills to understand and resolve conflict. For primary-age […]

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Equal Education for Girls

two girls doing school works

This International Women’s Day we look at how our current theme Live, Love, Learn connects to struggles for equal education for girls and women. Across the world, more than 130 million girls are out of school today. There are many reasons girls do not continue their education, and we might stereotypically think of traditions that […]

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Back open for 2022!

Happy New Year! Peace Hub is back open for 2022. Pop in for a cuppa and a friendly chat about our latest peace & social justice theme: Live, Love, Learn – how can we provide sustainable education for everyone? We’re open 11am to 5pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays. Although we’re happy to be open, we’re […]

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Who We Are

Refugees have always been a part of the UK, and of Birmingham. It’s who we are. Visitors arriving in the city by coach are greeted by a sign declaring ‘A Hundred Thousand Welcomes’ (photo above by ell brown is licensed under CC BY 2.0). Here are just a handful of the generations of refugees who […]

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