40.3 million people live as slaves today, of which 70% are women and young girls. We are hosting a screening of the film Trafficked followed by an expert-led debate.
It’s our pleasure to be able to share with you the latest edition of Around Europe, the newsletter of the Quaker Council for European Affairs. This issue looks back at the recent launch of our innovative peacebuilding resource, Building Peace Together. Also in this issue – the worrying surge in online hate speech against migrants […]
QCEA made waves in 2017. Click this link to read our Annual Report 2017.
On 9-10 March, QCEA held its General Assembly in Brussels. As per tradition, our GA agreed upon an Epistle which you can find below. Translations are available in French and Dutch. To All Friends Everywhere We are thrilled that a year after the transition process, the Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) has become […]
The visibility of violent conflict from all over the world in our daily digest of news and media creates a sense that violence – or the threat of violence – is ever-present, when in fact, it is peace that is the norm. That’s why QCEA is proud to present Building Peace Together, an innovative new […]
It’s our pleasure to be able to share with you the latest edition of Around Europe, the newsletter of the Quaker Council for European Affairs. This issue looks into the refugee relief work which Quakers performed in the 1930s and 40s, eventually winning them the Nobel Peace Prize and offering activist Friends important lessons for […]
A new reading group will explore race and privilege using the book Waking Up White and finding myself in the story of race, by Debbie Irving. The formation of the group follows interest shown in the #BrusselsSoWhite series of Politico articles in December. Quaker House in Square Ambiorix will provide a relaxed venue for anyone […]
As part of our Human Rights Programme, QCEA recently attended an international conference in Prague on the subject of child immigration detention. The conference, hosted by the Czech Chairmanship of the Council of Europe, was convened to dicuss the concerning trend of detaining children simply for their immigration status – a problem which has grown […]
In July 2017 the European Commission published its Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, with specific measures to improve age, gender, disability and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) inclusion within its workforce – all of which are important. Despite representations and dialogue with the European Network Against Racism during the development of the strategy, the European […]
European countries have reacted to the challenges of migration by adopting approaches who aim to substantially reduce the number of migrants entering Europe and increase the number of people returned. However, there is widespread concern that human rights and refugee protection standards are being undermined. One of those concerns is the use of detention, […]