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International Service partners with Rotary Club of York Vikings to change lives in Ghana

A partnership with a local charity is helping International Service and its partners to deliver lasting change in rural Ghana.

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Innovation in Action: Jo Baker reflects on implementing change and throwing away the box

One year on from attending a business model innovation programme with BOND, International Service CEO discusses the experience of moving the organisation forwards.

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Help us Educate Girls in Northern Ghana

International Service is launching an ambitious project to get girls back into education - and we need your help.

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"An Incredible Organisation": Secretary of State visits International Service

Secretary for State for International Development, Priti Patel, visited the York office to describe our approach, impact, and plans for the future.

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International Service Success at the London Marathon

Alumni Coordinator Corin Heney completed the London Marathon on Sunday (23 April) - raising nearly £1500 so far to support our work.

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International Service Pledges Support for York Human Rights City Network

International Service CEO Jo Baker has pledged the York-based global human rights charity’s support to York Human Rights City Network (YHRCN).

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International Women's Day 2017 - #BeBoldForChange

This year's theme for International Women's Day is #BeBoldForChange - we're celebrating the way our volunteers, partners and participants are taking positive steps to bring about about a fairer, more gender equal world.

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Join the Race for Rights and Help Us Deliver Life-Changing Programmes in West and East Africa

We're offering 10 places for the York 10k on the 7th August and two places in the Yorkshire Marathon on the 8th October, and we want you to join us.

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Incredible opportunities: We are seeking a New Chair and Trustees

International Service is recruiting to our Board of Trustees to help International Service grow, innovate and have an even greater impact on more people across the globe.

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Stand Up for Rights: A message from Jo Baker as International Service publishes Annual Report on UN Human Rights Day

Our CEO marks UN Human Rights Day urging rights-based action, locally and globally.

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York human rights network launches groundbreaking report

International Service CEO Jo Baker will speak at the launch of a report assessing York’s performance delivering key human rights for its citizens.  

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Celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities

Art inspired by our work promoting disability rights in Burkina Faso goes on display in York to mark IDPwD 2016.

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Can you be the voice of young people on our board?

We are excited to offer a unique opportunity to join International Service Board of Trustees, to one of our UK ICS alumni.

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York's Gift to Ghanaian Community Organisations

Ghanaian community organisations fighting for the rights of women, young people and people with disabilities have received a boost from York Vikings Rotary Club. Read more.

Clifton Moor Gym and York charity Raising for Rights to Celebrate Paralympics

Members of a York gym will be pumping iron and crunching abs to mark the start of the Paralympics and support disadvantaged people with disabilities across the globe. Read more.

The Goal of True Education: Jacob's Story

Inspired by his International Service ICS experience with RAINS, 18 year old Jacob Achumboro Ayang from Ghana has set course for a life-changing career. Read more.

Celebrating International Women's Week in Savelugu

What does equality of opportunity look like for men and women? To celebrate International Women's Week, our volunteers held an event in the community of Savelugu in Northern Ghana. Read more.

International Women's Day 2016

International Women's Day is on Tuesday March 8th, celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women around the world. We've been sharing stories of our work, aiming to empower women and girls to access their rights. Read more.

Inspiring Women in Ghana: Building up to International Women's Day 2016

The WOSAG ICS team in launch us into the lead up to International Women's Day with daily posts along the theme of inspirational women. Read more.

International Service Newsletter Feburary 2016

Find out about our new projects in Ghana, and building up to International Women's Day 2016 Read more.

Alumni Newsletter Feburary 2016

With opportunities to get involved, a new team on the Alumni Board, and a revitalised Ghana Alumni, it's an exciting time to be International Service Alumni. Read more.

Making music to change lives in Ghana

An International Service volunteer’s musical talent is helping women access education services in west Africa. Read more.

A New Beginning for International Service Ghana Alumni

It's an exciting time to be a Ghanaian Alumni - our revitalised Alumni Service aims to provide Ghanaian Volunteers with the motivation to continue their interest in International Service and its work. Read more.

Annual Report 2014-2015

We know that positive and lasting change happens when people are able to secure their rights. So we've chosen Human Rights Day 2015 to launch our Annual Report 2014/15. Here you can find out about our rights-based approach, and how it empowers some of the most marginalised people in the world. Read more.

Give this Tuesday with International Service

A York-based charity is hoping the latest import from the US - Giving Tuesday - proves just as popular an addition to the UK festive calendar as Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Read more.

The 1st Bolgatanga International Craft and Arts Fair (BICAF)

Bolgatanga International Craft and Arts Fair is an event that showcases the crafting talents of the Upper East region, and seeks to promote their products to an international audience, encouraging greater tourism into Bolgatanga. Read more.

UltraRunning for Rights Overseas

Louisa Rodriguez, a York events manager is running a gruelling 60-miles - all in one go! - to support the rights of marginalised people in West Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.... Read more.

Bolivia Newsletter September 2015 (#7)

Read about the latest news from our work in Bolivia, including International Youth Day, World Population Day, and a discrimination and sexuality workshop with Fundación La Paz. Read more...

The World's Best News

Today, International Service volunteers distributed 'The World's Best News' to members of the public in partnership with BOND and Action/2015. Read more...

Youth Summit 2015

Tomorrow, International Service will be proudly represented by 27 young people at The Youth Summit at the Department for International Development in London. Read more...

A-Level results day: what next?

Guy had finished his A-levels and wasn’t sure about what he wanted to next, and 12 weeks overseas was the perfect opportunity to reflect on his future. Read more...

Young people matter

According to our Alumni Waris Mahad, young people have never mattered more than they do today Read more...

The York 10K - Support the #RaceForRights

Meet Danny and Sharon, two amazing members of our York 10k team.

There's no place like (my two) homes

I believe it was Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz that said 'there's no place like home'. With that being said then I am spoilt, because after Read more...

Human Rights; it's what we do

The Human Rights Act enshrines our very freedoms into law. It protects our fundamental right to life Read more...

Summer / Spring newsletter 2015

Check out our latest newsletter, read our views on human rights, the York 10k and more...

Volunteer Recognition Day - Palestine

A show of support, highlighting the importance and value of volunteering. In the words of one of our ICS team leaders: "We are here together to create a better world.” Read more...

Growing confidence in Burkina Faso

Tigoung Noma was a small project in Burkina Faso, co-located at a larger organisation before International Service's involvement. Now, after dedicated support and guidance, Tigoung Noma has grown; it even delivers its own ICS programme! Read more…

For a silent La Paz

A near constant wall of noise is the sound of La Paz. Working through Zebras, we strive for a silent La Paz, a place of silence, peace and calm. Read more...

Ghana ICS newsletter (Vol.1 Issue.1)

The first newsletter from our Ghana operations highlights the huge successes International Service and its partners are delivering through the 6 ICS projects we deliver there. Read more...

The journey to Africa's 2nd Fair Trade town

Through International Service ICS and our partner TraidAID, Bolgatanga in within touching distance of becoming Africa's next Fair Trade town, making Bolgatanga only the second town in Africa to acheive the coverted status. Read more...

Bolivia April Newsletter (Español)

El pasado 21 de Marzo celebramos el día mundial del Síndrome de Down, lo cual nos lleva a una reflexión sobre nuestro compromiso por la inclusión social. Read more...

Children playing in the Valley of the Moon, Bolivia