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Three Women Who Are Changing The Way We See Refugees

In honour of International Women’s Day, we spotlight three inspiring women who fought for fundamental human rights as refugees and stateless individuals. Now, they’re using their voices to ensure change. Each year on March 8, International Women’s Day celebrates the ...
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Global Citizen Forum Partners With Sadhguru to Save Soil

Launches a powerful new series of webinars with global leaders and notable figures to help spread the message to across 3.5 billion people worldwide. Global Citizen Forum has announced an important partnership with Conscious Planet and the Isha Foundation, led ...
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Europe Opens its Borders to Ukrainian Refugees

Global leaders open borders and announce their support, as millions of Ukrainian refugees flee Russia’s full-scale aggression. February 25, 2022 — Humanity is faced with the biggest attack by one state against another in Europe since the Second World War, as ...
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Olympic Swimmer Yusra Mardini: ‘We have to open our minds and hearts to refugees’

Yusra Mardini is not your average 23-year-old. She’s an Olympic swimmer, author and a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador. She’s also a Syrian refugee. Born in 1998, Mardini grew up in an active family – her mother, physiotherapist, and her father, a ...
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The Rise of Dual Citizenship: Who Are These Multi-Local Global Citizens

More people than ever are exploring the lifestyle, identity and inherent benefits of multiple citizenships. We explore this developing global trend, and what it might mean for the future. In our interconnected world, the notions of home, identity and citizenship ...
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5 Important Charities to Support this Holiday Season and Beyond

The holiday season is all about sharing love, spreading joy and giving back. And there’s hardly a better way to embrace the spirit of giving than by shining a spotlight on unsung heroes and impactful organizations working tirelessly to make ...
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Giving is Good for You: How it Helps your Mental and Physical Wellbeing

Violet Robbins became a famous face at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, Australia, after she took up volunteering in the mailroom at the age of 100. “Lil Nan”, as she was affectionately known, spent much of her life ...
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World Leaders and A-Listers Celebrate Global Citizenship at GCF 2021

Inspiring 2-day event gathers over 400 guests and 80 speakers from 32 countries at a historic time to illuminate the global stage with empowering panels and performances.     Ras Al Khaimah, December 14, 2021 – Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh ...
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GCF 2021 Brings Leading Global Figures to the UAE

Global leaders, philanthropists, acclaimed artists, athletes, entrepreneurs, and world-class economists to convene in Ras Al Khaimah to lead conversations on human mobility and steps towards a more sustainable future. Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al ...
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Incredible Refugee Stories That Illuminate the Power of Global Citizenship

Ahead of the Global Citizen Forum on December 12-13, we celebrate the accomplishments, innovations, and humanity of refugees. The pandemic has exacerbated the inequality experienced by refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers around the world. Often fleeing violence, disasters or persecution, ...

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