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Youth, Voice and Development is a Leeds University-based programme that asks: ‘What works for putting young people at the heart of research that contributes to positive change?’ Phase One, in 2020, was a collaboration between Changing the Story and the British Council which aimed to map connections and synergies between...

PRAXIS focuses on Arts and Humanities research across the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and Newton Fund portfolio. Specifically, its aims are to consolidate learning across research projects funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), to amplify their impact and policy relevance, and to champion the distinctive contribution...

Giulia Levi is a doctoral candidate at Bournemouth University, which is a partner university in Changing the Story. Based on her practice experience with civil society initiatives working towards peace building in Bosnia Hercegovina since 2005, she is currently completing a comparative, VC-funded PhD project called ‘Bridging societal divisions in...

This article draws on the findings of a collaboration between the British Council and Changing the Story (CTS). Through this collaboration, we have been sharing knowledge about innovative approaches for working with young people in complex situations in developing countries and have examined the impact of COVID-19. Young people matter.  They represent over...

Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP) and Changing the Story (CTS) hosted a three-day conference that focused on ‘Education and Art for Peacebuilding’ from 5 – 7 August with the Institute of Research and Dialogue for Peace (IRDP) as a co-host in Rwanda.[1] Speakers included the MAP youth facilitators and master trainers alongside...

With support from Changing the Story Mobility Fund, I attended a 4-day online convention on non-violent communication (May/June 2020). I learned a lot about how communication, performance and embodiment can be powerful tools for social change, transformation and awareness. In this writing, I explain my reflections and takeaways from the...