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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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Equal Education for Girls

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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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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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Keep Taking Action for Economic Equality

Our theme Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal is coming to an end, but there are still plenty of ways to take action: On 6th October, millions of families will lose the £20 Universal Credit lifeline – you can join Joseph Rowntree Foundation in calling to Keep the Lifeline. Keeping this £20 uplift is important, […]

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