By: Rezwan For many people the idea of climate change is of growing concern as they are not directly threatened. The people of Bangladesh however are becoming increasingly alarmed at the potentially devastating consequences of the sea level rise and climate change. The USA has the highest consumption of plastic based product and the largest consumer market for bottled water. Each [...]
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By: Salman Latif Information and communications technology (ICT) has long been hailed as a harbinger of a global change. Researchers have argued over the potential of ICT, specifically in promoting literacy and raising social awareness. A number of projects around the globe have made a mark while trying to utilize ICT towards such ends proving ICT could be of immense significance [...]
Our journey to Portland had a bit to do with a partnership with Artists Inspiring Action, an organization focused on bringing creative activism and creative activists into communities across the globe as well as supporting non-profits and social businesses with the creative materials they need to communicate their message and connect people to their cause. The Justice Conference was a [...]
The violence and impunity Mexico has been facing these past years have prompted artists, creators and media to join forces and launch a campaign to change statistics into names and stories. Through a collaborative project they are asking viewers to research other casualties and give voices to the victims of violence. Artists have recorded several videos telling some of the [...]
In recent weeks Global Voices has presented to its readers more examples of how citizen media is used to amplify the voices of refugees and displaced people. However, while blogs and social networking sites clearly have a role to play in empowering marginalized groups, so too do ICTs in general. MobileActive, for example, is encouraged by the potential for mobile phones to allow [...]
Sughar- Engaging Customs to End Violence Against Women With the 16 days of Activism in sight, the world is preparing for some tremendous action on violence against women. There are plans about rallies demanding implementation of women focused policies, get-togethers to bring political leaders to negotiate measures against domestic violence, and of course great media campaigns to make these 16 days [...]
The Make Poverty History Action Lab was an ambitious, unusual and untried adventure in activism and the outcomes are going to make Australia’s politicians sit up and take notice. A response by the youth-run Oaktree Foundation to the inside word from Canberra that the bipartisan commitment to increasing foreign aid to 0.5% of our NGI by 2015 is under threat, [...]