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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: Human rights in Hungary

Authoritarian and populistic forces are growing stronger in many parts of the world. One thing they have in common is to obstruct the work of NGOs dealing with human rights. One of the most flagrant exemples of this is the regime in Hungary. IFS wants to advocate against this and tries to support NGOs, e g in Hungary, that are working for human rights, inclusion and social justice.

This “Statement for defending the rights of NGOs in Hungary” was taken by the IFS board in Morocco 2019-06-14.

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Celebrating our unsung heroes and heroes without a cape.

Today's the IFS board member Chris Hanway of Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement birthday. Chris' work was featured in "Know your board members series" of the IFS Global Newsletter 9/2019 in the link below.

Happy Birthday! Joyeux Anniversaire! Hyvät Synttärit!

mailchi.mp/110a952a1722/ifs-global-newsletter-september-2019
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Celebrating our unsung heroes and heroes without a cape. 
Todays the IFS board member Chris Hanway of Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement birthday. Chris work was featured in Know your board members series of the IFS Global Newsletter 9/2019 in the link below. 
Happy Birthday! Joyeux Anniversaire! Hyvät Synttärit! 
https://mailchi.mp/110a952a1722/ifs-global-newsletter-september-2019

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Proud to be a member of this incredible organization!

Happy birthday to an amazing advocate and settlement house leader!

Chris you’re the best ❤️

Hima & Strada the Finnish Settlement's project on preventing and raising awareness of homelessness' tours are not just people walking on the streets, but real and emotional "Walking storytelling sessions" by some of the very people who were homeless at a certain time of their lives sharing it all shamelessly. Nerves of steel are required to not shed tears during those tours. With our amazing guide Paula, a former young homeless and the Centres sociaux et socioculturels de France professionals and volunteers from FAB'US2 exchange project we had an unforgettable and life changing experience. ... See MoreSee Less

October 10, 2019, fourth day of community professionals and volunteers from Centres sociaux et socioculturels de France in Finland for the Exchange project FAB'US2 Erasmus+. The group started their day with an hour Finnish language course at Pasilan Asukastalo Residents Hall of Kalliola Setlementti that offers language courses, services to immigrants and different activities to residents from babies to elderly people. ... See MoreSee Less

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Kiitos ! ❤️

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