Our intentions have been to be inclusive to a fault. It began primarily as finding a space especially for lesbian films and for women filmmakers in a context where activism has been dominated by the gay male agenda. But we too have learnt many lessons while doing the festival.
I believe that there is an inherent paradox in telling stories about social issues. To tell stories, one must have a deep passion for their subject. It should engross the storyteller’s senses, and it should be felt deeply so that the consumer of the story might feel it, too. To
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.
Uganda is headed for presidential and general elections on February 18. President Yoweri Museveni who has been in power since 1986 faces eight other candidates. In actual sense, however, the real battle is between three men: Dr Kiiza Besigye (KB), John Patrick Amama Mbabazi (JPAM) and Museveni (M7) himself.
A series of trainings and workshops that are aimed at ordinary citizens, including college students, professionals from different backgrounds and even politicians.
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.