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International Literacy Day – 8 September 2020

International Literacy Day – 8 September 2020

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What is International Literacy Day? Every year, September 8th marks UNESCO’s International Literacy day (ILD), which aims to raise awareness globally on the issues surrounding adult and child literacy. Unfortunately, despite progress made, literacy challenges persist with an estimated 750 million youth and adults worldwide who have still not achieved basic literacy; two-thirds of them are

The BIG Story challenge – and the winners are . . .

The BIG Story challenge – and the winners are . . .

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The BIG Story challenge was launched in March, at the start of the pandemic, to enable people to use their enforced leisure wisely whilst at the same time raising funds for SIGBI’s Empowering Girls in Nepal project. For more information see the BIG Story Website. Hundreds of stories made their way into Chora-Chori’s inbox, all

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons – 30 July 2020 (Kim Ann Williamson)

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons – 30 July 2020 (Kim Ann Williamson)

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I am pleased that I can write my first blog for SIGBI for World Day against Trafficking in Persons, the global awareness raising initiative against human trafficking. As I type I am very aware that a victim will have been subject to human trafficking or been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. What is the significance

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons – 30 July 2020 (Carol Infanti)

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons – 30 July 2020 (Carol Infanti)

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What is United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons? 30 July is United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons, established to raise awareness of the plight of human trafficking victims and promote and protect their rights. More than 20 million people living today around the world have been trafficked either for sexual exploitation