Picturing the Global South: The Power Behind Good Intentions

Topics: Intercultural dialogue

Year of publication: 2018

Supported by: Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

Resource type: Toolkit

This toolkit deals with global power structures in volunteering and takes up issues such as global justice, racism, climate justice, colonial history, the relation between the Global South and the Global North and others. The toolkit is a manual specifically targeted towards European volunteering organisations (and beyond), giving them guidance how to deal with unwanted motivations and stereotypes that volunteers might have.

This toolkit is the outcome of three seminars: “Picturing the Global South: The Power Behind Good Intentions” (Vienna, Austria; 14 – 21 November 2015), “Los Otros: How to prepare young people to deal with their own stereotypes” (Madrid, Spain; 30 October – 5 November 2016), “The bigger picture: NFE for a global perspective” (Vienna, Austria; 8 – 13 February 2018). The third version of the toolkit was released with more methods and perspectives on the topic that one can use when training their volunteers, for educational projects or for awareness-raising around global justice.

A big thanks to SCI Pool of Trainers and Facilitators who helped in the creation of the toolkit.

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