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ICS and international development news, views and debate.

We're always looking for new content, whether it's an article raising awareness, a report on a recent campaign or a blog from an ICS volunteer. Take a look at our ICS blog template and send your submissions to blogs@volunteerics.org. Get involved!

23 March 2017
Emily Gorton
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May the 4th, as well as being a great day for Star Wars fans, marks the next round of local and mayoral elections across Britain.

10 March 2017
Rowan Davies
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So here you are! You passed your ICS assessment day, you’ve been allocated your country and you’ve started your injections! The only thing standing between you and that plane overseas is reaching your fundraising target!

9 March 2017
Emily Gorton
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How did our volunteers celebrate #InternationalWomensDay around the world? Loudly. And with placards.

 

7 March 2017
Tim Butcher
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Last year, VSO ICS volunteers in the rural Ijesha region of Nigeria helped create a platform for host mothers like Mrs Taiwo Azeez to meet and discuss issues affecting local women.

6 March 2017
Jack Howson
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In India, menstration is seen by some communities as impure or ‘dirty’, even cursed. But with a female population of almost 650 million, how can we begin to tackle a taboo like this?

24 February 2017
Louise Rafferty
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Happy Fundraising Friday everyone! With the abundance of charity requests and events out there it can be hard to make your fundraising stand out.

18 February 2017
Johnny Murwill
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Whatever stage you’re at with your fundraising, it can be really easy to focus simply on hitting your target by your deadline - and that’s it. While this is obviously really important, fundraising can also be a great opp

3 February 2017
Emily Gorton
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Anisha Patel was so inspired by the women she met on placement in Ghana, she’s putting on an

1 February 2017
Rebecca Rawle
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Rebecca Rawle is leading an ICS team with VSO in Baglung, Nepal, working with the community on sexual reproductive health and rights. Their work has included raising awareness of the negative impacts of child marriage.

27 January 2017
Olivia Brett
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What we can’t emphasise strongly enough when starting your fundraising is the importance of taking advantage of who you know; contacts who can help organise you activities, increase your guest list or promote your event.

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