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Join us in the meeting in the House of Commons where we ask how representative Parliament is or will be after the General Election.

http://www.meetup.com/GlobalNet21/events/220431214/

In early May, there will be a General Election but will the new House of Commons be truly representative of the British people?  It certainly has not been in the present Parliament. Men outnumber women 4 to 1 in parliament. Women make up just 22 per cent – or 1 in 5 – members of the Westminster Parliament and the number of women MPs has increased by only 4.6% in 10 years. Of 22 Cabinet Ministers, just 4 are women.

So in a nation where there are 32 million women  - 51% of the population, 77% of the House of Commons are male. What can be done to change this is the question for this meeting.

Charlotte Leslie MP has agreed to book a room in the House of Commons for a discussion on “Women, Politics, Diversity & Society” and especially on the role of women in politics.
Charlotte Leslie MP has agreed to book a room in the House of Commons for a discussion on “Women, Politics, Diversity & Society” and especially on the role of women in politics. In early May, there will be a General Election but will the new House of Commons be truly representative of the British people?  It certainly has not been in the present Parliament. Men outnumber women 4 to 1 in parliament. Women make up just 22 per cent – or 1 in 5 – mem...
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GlobalNet21 came into existence to extend the public square of debate and democracy because we believe that if democracy is to be meaningful and citizen based then debate, discussion and dialogue are vital. They are the lifeblood of democracy and we do our part in ensuring that it is a vibrant force in our society.

So we work with other group on social network sites like meetup and google plus that have a similar vision. As we do, we are building a collaborative network of groups as well as individuals who care about the quality of discussion in our democracy. We want to be inclusive and involve all in the great discussions of our age.

So we will be happy to tell people about the groups we work with and we plan to do this in the following weeks.
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Don’t forget that our webinar " Assessing Community Needs With Community Involvement” is tomorrow Monday, March 2nd at 4.0pm UK time.
 
You can log into the webinar at https://onsync.digitalsamba.com/go/fs@globalnet21.org/assess

---- and this will take you to the Webinar platform. Please try to log on about five minutes before the start
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Here students from the University of Tampa in Florida report on their views of what they think global citizenship means in an interconnected and digital world. These are one of the social reports that they are contributing to the Social Reporting work of GlobalNet21
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ohYWK-I6jo&list=PLUCaxmbZuIcImymO58mPUlWHV5xu7q4uS&spfreload=10
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Last week we held a really interesting and passionate debate about immigration, which is now up on our Internet TV Channel at TV Apex. You can now watch the whole debate and you can find it at http://www.tvapex.com/watch.aspx?i=yPku68N2Cvg=&j=Benefits-of%20Immigration%20to%20the%20UK%20-%20A%20seminar%20by%20GlobalNet21&k=search
Francis Sealey arranges another panel led debate, well attended in person and online audience as the event was streamed LIVE at TVapex.com. Feedback. Recent; Related; Featured; Linked; Live Programs. Benefits of Immigration to the UK - A seminar by GlobalNet21. Broadcast date: 25 February 2015 ...
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Our meeting in the House of Commons meeting on “Changing Education & Health Through Social Enterprise” akes place tomorrow February 25th. The meeting will be hosted by Chris White MP.

http://www.meetup.com/GlobalNet21/events/219175458/

We are holding this meeting in partnership with the University of Greenwich who will launch their new Network for Social Enterprise in Education & Health (SEEH Network).  The aim of the SEEH Network is to offer people involved or interested in health or education and social enterprise; a space for discussion, sharing and networking as well as access to resources, information about opportunities and expertise that can develop their capacity to innovate and to progress their projects and partnerships.
Chris White MP has agreed to host an event at the House of Commons with GlobalNet21 and the new Network for Social Enterprise in Education and Health (SEEH Network), by the University of Greenwich. In this meeting there will be a panel discussion on British social innovations and social enterprises tackling the big issues in education, health and social care in Britain today.  Recognising the difficulties many social ventures face in winning cont...
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Looking forward to this one, especially the Social Enterprise side of things.
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One of the groups that we collaborate with is The London Debate Network (LDN) and this is a free meetup group for people interested in public speaking and current affairs. A dedicated directory of public debates and discussion events, LDN is a one stop shop where you can find out about all the different clubs and societies meeting across London and how to get involved.

It is organized by Tony Koutsoumbos who is dedicated to the idea of debate and runs evens and workshops to encourage involvement and we are very happy to work with him

http://www.meetup.com/londondebate/
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Following our meeting in the House of Commons in 2014 we are holding a working session on March 12th to discuss the problem of human trafficking further, consider different aspects of this problem and see what we as citizens can do to make a difference.

You can find out more and register at http://www.meetup.com/GlobalNet21/events/219259492/

We will have a presentation by Matt Daw from PhotoVoice who have recently run a photo exhibition on human trafficking and these photos will also be exhibited at this meeting.  We will then break into working groups and you will get a chance to join two of them during the evening. These include

Trafficking and The Sex Trade facilitated by Tatiana Jarden who is the Director of the Human Trafficking Foundation  

Trafficking and Forced Labour facilitated by Amy Jasper from Stop The Trafik  

Trafficking and Domestic Servitude facilitated by Catherine Kenny of Kalayaan  a small London based charity working with migrant domestic workers.

Citizenship, Free Movement & Trafficking facilitated by Roger Casale from The New Europeans and

Human Trafficking & Social Reporting facilitated by Matt Daw from PhotoVoice
Following our meeting in the House of Commons in 2014 we are planning a working session to discuss the problem of human trafficking further, consider different aspects of this problem and see what we as citizens can do to make a difference. We will be running the meeting in both a presentation and workshop style together with the New Europeans. The meeting will start with a presentation by Matt Daw from PhotoVoice.  They have recently run a phot...
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When Caroline Smalley asked a panel of experts in a The Great Currency Debate Hangout last July whether a peer to peer , reputation based exchange system was possible, they came back with a resounding 'Yes!' Listen to what Caroline has to say
 
http://youtu.be/HGBIAjwoxRY
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Last night’s meeting in the House of Commons on Social Enterprise in Health and Education was so packed that some people just could not get a seat at the event.
 
This was a meeting where there was a diverse range of individual focuses – where young people anxious to start a social enterprise wanted to ask questions, raise concerns and learn from others. And many did from the discussions after the meeting.
 
I think these meetings are as important as our “big issue” and “grand debate” type of meetings as it helps people start up actions that can lead to social change as well as personal development.
 
This meeting was just one step in that direction and I am sure the University of Greenwich and GlobalNet21 will begin to take other steps to help with this transformation.
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A 4-minute video excerpt of Jon Danzig’s talk for New Europeans AGM at Europe House, London on how Churchill promoted a ‘Union of Europe as a whole’ after the Second World War. It was the beginning of a debate about how Europe can live together in peace after a half century of war. We must hope this vision of working together will not fall apart in the next half a century. But it is a debate that will continue.
 
http://youtu.be/KzJBvPWiRdA
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The man who aided in killing 18 million civilians giving advice on how to live in peace?

Yeah, no.
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Rushanara Ali MP spoke at a recent meeting on Youth, Alienation and Radicalisation and stressed the importance of creating conversation between communities and generations in order to engage and prevent the drift to radicalisation. Inclusion was vital and can be encouraged through conversations across all sorts of barriers.
 
http://youtu.be/MvsA4ZvQQWM
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GlobalNet21 Public Square of Debate
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I am the co-founder of GlobalNet21, which was set up to discuss some of the great issues of our millennium and bring back the hope that we can do something about it. We have taken the idea of citizen discussion and tried to develop it by using social network sites as a way of getting more citizen involvement and introducing another audience to the issues of the 21st century. We have held many meetings (some in the House of Commons) on a wide variety of issues affecting us in the century.

In our work it is clear that there are many people and groups who are hidden or who have voices that are unheard. In the past year we have worked hard to give a platform to some of these groups and particularly the homeless, the disabled and those who have been exploited and trafficked. We have also linked them with decision makers to create better understanding and to encourage positive action.

In creating this virtual “public square” GlobalNet21 has emerged now as a vast social networking system that brings new audiences together to discuss and seek solutions for critical issues of the day – issues that divide and threaten the stability of our society and our planet. We are now one of the biggest groups on the meetup site with over 3400 members as well as a large group on linkedin and other sites including Facebook and Twitter. We have enjoyed success in achieving our original aim and now regularly hold well-attended meetings with diverse groups of people from across the political, economic and religious spectrum. With the use of webinars and podcasts our discussions have also now gone global.

GlobalNet21 is a group for those who believe that we need to develop a new form of humanism that includes people of all religions and none but who embrace humanistic values as the basis of their actions. These are values of global compassion, personal self-discovery, shared development, planetary concern and a love of community.

You can find out more about us at our GlobalNet21 meetup site athttp://www.meetup.com/21stCenturyNetwork/

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