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Snap-happy volunteers need to be savvy in their social media use

Asking yourself some questions is the key to striking a healthy balance in taking and sharing photos, writes Donal Brady   Does this impress or impact? Is this helpful to me or others… or anyone? Once you post a picture on social media, other people are within their rights to decide what it is. These other people may be informed, uninformed or ill-informed on

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Amanda Mukwashi: SDG’s and the future of international volunteering

Mark Cumming in conversation with Amanda Mukwashi, Chief of Volunteer Knowledge and Innovation, United Nations Volunteers (UNV).  An edited version of this interview appears in print in Focus magazine. Mark Cumming: International volunteering has changed dramatically from where it was at 30 years ago, what’s the future for international volunteering for development? Amanda Mukwashi: It started very much with a North to South dynamic,

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Israel Should Act Now to End Palestinian Hunger Strikes

Comhlámh wish to extend their support for the over 1,700 Palestinian prisoners engaged in a mass hunger strike since 17 April 2017.  We call on the Irish government to act immediately at bilateral and European levels to ensure that the basic human rights and dignity of Palestinian prisoners are upheld by Israel. These hunger strikes arise as a direct prisoner response to the brutalising

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