Posts Advocacy campaigns from January, 2016
A recent initiative called Povaha (Respect) aims to combat expressions of sexism in Ukrainian media and politics, and to create a more level ground for Ukrainian women in these arenas.
We are not out of the woods yet, however: there still exists an atmosphere of fear and insecurity that could still be exploited towards passing the bill, down the road. That the advocacy campaigns have slowed and even reversed its trajectory speaks to the importance of viable advocacy measures, especially in the age of the security state, where public and state sympathy to civil liberties becomes tenuous, putting democracy at risk.
When it comes to independent reporting, organizing and having a platform for independent voices, these days, Internet comes to the rescue in a country like Azerbaijan.
Fushat Amal is a digital space for hope. It is an attempt by ACT to sidestep the Lebanese government in answering the many questions surrounding the 17,000 Lebanon Civil War disappeared and instead crowdsourcing answers. Fushat Amal serves as a digital memorial, allowing users to insert any information they might have about missing people, and to upload any photography or video that might be of use.
Women On the Web (WOW) is a campaigns in Bangladesh that aims to increase women's participation in the community activities of Google Business Groups, driving technology-enabled entrepreneurship opportunities and helping women become more successful by leveraging the power of the Internet from the early stage of their startups.
Talent Trace is a Campaign that looks for Talented kids, top ranked needy students from under resource government schools primarily around Dhaka. As most of the talented students from government school cannot participate in their school certificate exam and can not get into the college level only for money so PFF came up with a motive to support this kids with financial support to study by ensuring a permanent donor or scholarship.
Stay Human is a comprehensive campaign against domestic violence and for rights of women and children in Ukraine. This campaign used various information tools and platforms, both online and offline, to raise awareness of the issues of domestic violence and human rights and to suggest ways of addressing the issue, changing public perception of the problem, and giving victims tools to report violence.
To raise awareness in Mexico about LGBTI issues. An online campaign was launched. Build upon a digital space that uses humor and LGBTI daily issues this space is used to build a community and introduce rights issues to a general LGBTI audience.
In Zimbabwe, following the stripping of a young woman at a public bus terminus by touts, Katswe Sistahood mobilised some women activists and undertook a protest march in the city centre, to deliver a petition to the city council to do something about the menace that has become city touts towards women.
To raise awareness among youth on drugs and drug consumption. Espolea launched a campaign based on a series of videos on Youtube where Lugo (a friendly puppet) talks about his experience with drugs.
After the arrest of several bloggers in Azerbaijan, an online campaign was launched to call upon the Azerbaijani authorities to release two young activists who were later called "The Donkey Bloggers". The goal was simple, apply enough pressure on the authorities so they would finally give in and release the activists.
After the death of Susanna tragic death in the hospital, due to the lack of care and online campaign was launched demanding the Mexican Government to offer reparation of damages for Susana's family and that the San Cristobal Women's Hospital becomes safe for women.
In 2005, Palestinian civil society issued a call for a campaign of boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights. The Consumer Boycott Campaign focuses on a consumer boycott of Israeli companies, goods and services and/or of international companies involved in Israeli policies violating Palestinian human rights and international law.