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In the Forum for Change podcast, we share stories related to the work of Swedish civil society and its partners around the world. Together we will have the opportunity of learning more about the different regions and topics that form the weave of the work for democracy and human rights, towards a sustainable change.This podcast has been produced with the financial support from Sida. However, Sida has not participated in the production of the activity and it is not responsible for the views and opinions expressed here.

In the Forum for Change podcast, we share stories related to the work of Swedish civil society and its partners around the world. Together we will have the opportunity of learning more about the different regions and topics that form the weave of the work for democracy and human rights, towards a sustainable change.This podcast has been produced with the financial support from Sida. However, Sida has not participated in the production of the activity and it is not responsible for the views and opinions expressed here.

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United States

Description:

In the Forum for Change podcast, we share stories related to the work of Swedish civil society and its partners around the world. Together we will have the opportunity of learning more about the different regions and topics that form the weave of the work for democracy and human rights, towards a sustainable change.This podcast has been produced with the financial support from Sida. However, Sida has not participated in the production of the activity and it is not responsible for the views and opinions expressed here.

Language:

English


Episodes

Beyond the laughter

9/23/2021
Clowns without borders build their development interventions on humour. To create laughter that can help people in crisis and trauma to start living again, to build hope and a different society. In this episode we follow the stories of the Swedish and Brazilian chapters of the development clowns. External resources used in this episode: Clowner utan Gränser i Rakhine Indien - Glädje till barnen i Mumbais red light district Två möten, Indien 2015, av Alex Hinchcliffe Absurdas...

Duration:00:38:26

We demand our future

6/17/2021
In this first episode of our second season, we meet Alice, a Swedish teenager involved in a movement that is preparing a lawsuit against the Swedish government, and Sohanur, a young and prolific activist from Bangladesh who leads a youth network with an intersectional approach. Continents apart, but joined in the same struggle for climate justice and part of a global citizenship to a degree no other generation has experienced. Additional resources used in this episode: Students around the...

Duration:00:29:43

Belarus: the aftermath of a perfect storm (Part 2)

2/8/2021
Belarus: people on the streets gathering, social media bursting with evidence of human rights violations, communities gathering together to talk, think and dream about change. Why now, and what next? On this last episode of the first season, we talk with Ognjen Radjonic, manager of ForumCiv´s Eastern Europe regional office, about the different forces that combined to build up the perfect storm. On this second part, we learn more about the particularities of this "perfect storm", the...

Duration:00:29:05

Belarus: the aftermath of a perfect storm (Part 1)

2/1/2021
2020 was a hectic year for many reasons, but for Belarussians it was the year when something unexpected happened, something that had never happened before, since Alexander Lukashenko has been president of the country, 26 years ago. People on the streets gathering, social media bursting with evidence of human rights violations, communities gathering together to talk, think and dream about change. Why now, and what next? On this last episode of the first season, we talk with Ognjen...

Duration:00:25:34

Land rights: conversations between Liberia and Colombia (Part 2)

10/28/2020
In this second part we continue sharing the conversation between two experts on land issues in Liberia and Colombia. Richlue Burphy, once a Liberian refugee in Ghana, has spent most of his professional life in the land sector. Currently he works with ForumCiv in the Liberia country office. Juan Francisco Soto is a researcher and professor at the Universidad del Rosario in Colombia, and also works as a consultant for the Comisión Colombiana de Juristas, a Colombian NGO. Join us for this...

Duration:00:30:04

Land rights: conversations between Liberia and Colombia (Part 1)

10/21/2020
Land. Probably the word in the summit of almost every list about any kind of conflict, be it social, political, economical, environmental, or cultural. In this two-part episode we have the conversation between two experts on land issues in Liberia and Colombia. Richlue Burphy, once a Liberian refugee in Ghana, has spent most of his professional life in the land sector. Currently he works with ForumCiv in the Liberia country office. Juan Francisco Soto is a researcher and professor at the...

Duration:00:29:42

This is Forum for Change

10/2/2020
We want to invite you to listen and be part of Forum for Change, a podcast about civil society around the world, produced by ForumCiv, a platform organisation for Swedish civil society. In the Forum for Change podcast, we will share stories related to the work of Swedish civil society and its partners around the world. Together we will have the opportunity of learning more about the different regions and topics that form the weave of the work for democracy and human rights, towards a...

Duration:00:01:06

The Right(s) Way Forward (Part 2)

9/15/2020
It seems as the Forum for Change podcast has suddenly become a two-part episode kind of podcast… Oh well! The conversations we are having are so interesting that we cannot help ourselves! So once again we bring you a two-part episode where we chat with our dear colleague Wilson James Tutanya who leads a very important and interesting process in our organisation: The Right(s) Way Forward. This is a community-based participatory methodology that seeks to empower community members to improve...

Duration:00:31:46

The Right(s) Way Forward (Part 1)

9/7/2020
It seems as the Forum for Change podcast has suddenly become a two-part episode kind of podcast… Oh well! The conversations we are having are so interesting that we cannot help ourselves! So once again we bring you a two-part episode where we chat with our dear colleague Wilson James Tutanya who leads a very important and interesting process in our organisation: The Right(s) Way Forward. This is a community-based participatory methodology that seeks to empower community members to improve...

Duration:00:26:49

Amazon: the big battle to protect the rainforest (Part 2)

8/13/2020
In this two-part episode we talk with Ulf Rasmusson, a founding member of the Swedish civil society organisation Rainforest society or Regnskogsförening that aims to protect the tropical forest in the Amazon. For several years they have been working in partnership with Equipe de Conservação da Amazônia (Ecam), a Brazilian civil society organization. Together they work with local indigenous communities and black communities, also generating networks and alliances with other organisations, as...

Duration:00:27:47

Amazon: the big battle to protect the rainforest (Part 1)

8/7/2020
In this two-part episode we talk with Ulf Rasmusson, a founding member of the Swedish civil society organisation Rainforest society or Regnskogsförening that aims to protect the tropical forest in the Amazon. For several years they have been working in partnership with Equipe de Conservação da Amazônia (Ecam), a Brazilian civil society organization. Together they work with local indigenous communities and black communities, also generating networks and alliances with other organisations, as...

Duration:00:27:05

Working for human rights amid the pandemic (Part 2)

7/15/2020
On this second and final part, we talk with our colleagues Marei and Mohammud about the impacts that the Covid-19 crisis has implied for their work and personal lives in Colombia and Somalia They also share with us the wways in which their offices and the programmes in which they work, have adapted to the current situation. Youtube clips used in this episode: Colombia The Colombia-FARC Peace Deal Explained (NowThis World) Coronavirus: Bogotá conducts quarantine drill ahead of Colombia...

Duration:00:24:07

Working for human rights amid the pandemic (Part 1)

7/9/2020
On this second episode (consisting of two parts) we want to share with you about ForumCiv’s experience with the global crisis brought on with the Covid-19 Pandemic. On this first part, we will focus on getting to know our colleagues Marei and Mohammud and their normal work routines in Colombia and Somalia, as well as we share with you the unbelievable impact that the Covid-19 crisis has had on both countries, considering their contexts. Keep your ears wide open for Part 2, next...

Duration:00:30:14

Now we are ForumCIV!

6/25/2020
Yes! Forum Syd is now ForumCiv! The reason for changing the name is that the word "Syd" does not represent the organisation and also characterises an outdated view when the world was divided into north and south. In addition, Forum Syd is a global organisation and the Swedish word "Syd" does not work in a global context. "We will keep the platform word Forum and add Civ, an abbreviation of civil society, because it is the civil society we ultimately defend," says Secretary-General Anna...

Duration:00:02:10

Forum Syd for change

6/2/2020
On this introductory episode, we decided to share with you some insights about Forum Syd, what we are and what we do. For this, we had a nice talk with Anna Stenvinkel, Secretary General of Forum Syd, and with Ingrid Sievert Udden, Deputy Secretary General. Join us and subscribe to receive updated information on our latest episodes, and feel free to share your comments and reviews!

Duration:00:29:53

Forum for Change is coming soon!

5/29/2020
We want to invite you to listen and be part of Forum for Change, a podcast about civil society around the world, produced by Forum Syd, a platform organisation for Swedish civil society. In the Forum for Change podcast we will share stories related to the work of Swedish civil society and its partners around the world. Together we will have the opportunity of learning more about the different regions and topics that form the weave of the work for democracy and human rights, towards a...

Duration:00:01:07