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March 30, 2016

Building, Gaining and Keeping Trust in Online Communities

Spending a week in a room filled with people whose work I admire, creating something new and awesome – what's not to like? The days we spent in Marseille working...

March 22, 2016

Advocacy is a Two-Way Street

Likely the single most important element of advocacy is the messaging. In theory, you could be sitting on a computer in a space shuttle and foment revolution. But you’d need...

The Recipe for Writing Campaigns Online

What is it that makes you plan a campaign? As we work in the resource there are many thoughts from that week to keep in mind to reach our goal.

Communicating Value

What is the value of a group of powerful women coming together for five days?

March 12, 2016

Eddie Avila, Tanya Lokot and Arzu Geybulla on the GVeX Workshop

GVeX latest podcast with Rising Voices director Eddie Avile, Arzy Geybulla and Tanya Lokot, talking about the users of the GVeX guide and the importance of understanding the political climate and context whenever thinking about an advocacy campaign!

March 2, 2016

Unified in a Plurality of Voice

Global Voices is “a borderless, largely volunteer community of more than 1400 writers, analysts, online media experts and translators.” They've been around since 2005, weaving together locally produced stories from...

GVeX- Is So Good

We talked about a number of things from strategy design to evaluation and values to experience sharing to finally producing a content that is both unique, helpful, and as it was mentioned more than just once- a resource which won’t reinvent the wheel but actually become a car perhaps.

February 22, 2016

7 Things I Learned from the GVeX Workshop

Last week, GVex participants met in Marseille, France, for the first in-person workshop of the project. Here are some of Zara's thoughts following 5 intense days of workshop!

February 13, 2016

On Coherent Narratives, Storytelling and Effective Advocacy

A coherent narrative is essential to an effective advocacy and an optimized engagement and with all the tools and technologies around us, each and everyone of us can tell his/her story...

February 8, 2016

Activist or Advocate, What Hat do You Wear?

“Are you an activist or an advocate?”, we all had to answer this question at a certain point in our life. How do we identify? Is it important to make this differentiation? And...

February 1, 2016

“Do You Believe You Have Empowered Me?…”- Story of Bangladesh

According to Dr. Yunnus, the concept of Microcredit loan for women has ensured women empowerment in Bangladesh and all over the world. However, the aftermath of this project has been...

January 27, 2016

Women and Digital Advocacy in Post-Euromaidan Ukraine

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.

January 24, 2016

Voices of Women: Stories That Transform

Voices of women, stories that transform is a project that gathered more than 20 women from Central Mexico in 2015 to straighten their communication efforts. Our goal is to add up in the effort of documenting our stories so that we are the ones telling them.