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The International Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers (IFS) is a global movement of more than 11000 member associations that include multi-purpose, community-based organizations across the world. We believe in empowering the people who work for social justice by connecting, inspiring and supporting an inclusive global community. 

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Focus Areas: Social Justice, Democracy and Peace

The IFS Network and its members remain united in advocating for social justice, diversity, solidarity, peace and democracy around the world. Here are some of the activities conducted by the IFS Helsinki Office and its members to advocate for social justice, peace, and democracy everywhere.

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Our Membership spans the globe offering partnership for programs and conferences that introduce you to new networking channels.

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