Category: Blogs

Bangladesh 50 Essay

Bangladesh 50 Essay: How did the independence war of 1971 affect the identity of those in Bangladesh by Niha Miah

Celebrating Bangladeshi heritage on the 50th anniversary of the Bangladesh war, struggle and subsequent Independence

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The Legacy of 1971: how the Bangladesh independence war influenced the anti-racist movement in East London by Ansar Ahmed Ullah

Ansar recently collaborated with Toynbee Hall in celebrating Bangladesh’s’ 50 anniversary

Community Safety Research Group workshop

Journey of a co-production facilitator: Collaborating with residents to make a safer and more connected borough

To celebrate Co-Production Week 2021, Research and Policy Intern Hiba Adan reflects on her work with Toynbee Hall peer researchers

When We Speak Activism Sessions Reflections by Emma Weaver

Reflections on When We Speak Half-Term Activism Workshops

A reflective blog on our Activism sessions for young Londoners by Emma Weaver, When We Speak Coach

Our People - Diversity Report

Our people – A report on where we are as an organisation

We have published our first diversity report to highlight where we are and what more needs to be done to offer fairer and more inclusive opportunities

“We have a justice gap that excludes many individuals from accessing the legal support they require” Pro Bono Week Volunteer Profile

Aoife O’Reilly provides Pro Bono advice at the Free Legal Advice Center as a Toynbee Hall volunteer. She’s part of the Allen and Overy LLP team who have supported access to justice in East London with FLAC for over a decade. As part of Pro Bono Week she speaks to us about her experiences at…
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“I believe that support can bring changes to a person’s life” Pro Bono Week Volunteer Profile

Farhana Chowdhury has been volunteering at several FLAC clinics for over 3 years. She’s been an incredibly valuable and hardworking volunteer over that time, assisting with great sensitivity and expertise on countless cases. Since 1898, Toynbee Hall’s Free Legal Advice Centre has been powered by pro bono volunteers giving up their time to provide free,…
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“We really do make a difference to people’s lives.” Julia Wookey and Adam Fellows, Pro Bono Week Volunteer Profile

Julia Wookey and Adam Fellows from Howard Kennedy share their experience as a Pro Bono volunteers at the Free Legal Advice Centre at Toynbee Hall. They provide advice at FLAC as Toynbee Hall volunteers. Since 1898, Toynbee Hall’s Free Legal Advice Centre has been powered by pro bono volunteers giving up their time to provide…
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Jade Bernard - FLAC Pro Bono Adviser

Amplifying Black voices in the legal profession: Jade Bernard

Jade Bernard shares her experiences as a Pro Bono Adviser at our Free Legal Advice Centre and as a Black legal professional A crucial part of our work at Toynbee Hall is providing wider access to justice to the communities we serve to create a fairer and happier society. Our Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC)…
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Dawn McNish - FLAC Administrator

Amplifying Black voices in the legal profession: Dawn McNish

Dawn McNish shares her experiences as a Volunteer Administrator at our Free Legal Advice Centre and as a Black legal professional A crucial part of our work at Toynbee Hall is providing wider access to justice to the communities we serve to create a fairer and happier society. Our Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) has…
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