Every day we see images of people who fled their homeland, only to tragically lose their lives. But what does it mean to be forced to abandon your home, work, family and country? The exhibition "Displaced" allows visitors to put themselves in the shoes of refugees and to get some idea of what it is like to be forced to flee one's home.
As part of the Democracy without Borders initiative, on 5 August 2018 the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) will organise a screening of 'Laila at the Bridge' at the Locarno Film Festival, followed by a panel discussion on the topic of 'Civil society and film-making in Afghanistan'.
The SDC supports the Open Doors section at the Locarno Festival. Each year, the section focuses on a different region in the world where opportunities for making films and promoting culture are very limited.
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation organizes on 4 July 2018 in Geneva an event on small-scale and artisanal mining for sustainable development: opportunities and risks for sustainable development.
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC and one of its NGO partners, IAMANEH Switzerland, which has long-standing experience in working with men on gender equality, are organising the first international conference in Switzerland on the subject of engaging men and boys in gender and development.
On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Federal Commission on Migration (FCM) and the Embassy of Canada to Switzerland host a panel discussion on “Women in Displacement” on 8 March 2018 from 6pm to 8pm. The event takes place within the framework of the “DISPLACED” exhibition currently on display in the Historischen Museum in Bern.
What impact do cultural exchange and international networks have? What roles do art and culture play in the process of social change? CROSSROADS, organised by The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), offers a platform for discussion with a conference and a cultural programme on these core questions.