Reflections

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...

As catalysts of change, social entrepreneurs are often portrayed as heroic figures and thus required to maintain their reputation and avoid vulnerability. At the same time, social entrepreneurs face high demands that limit time for reflection. How do young social entrepreneurs cope with these issues to learn and sustain their activities? How do they thrive...