The Future Today: Empowering youth via social media

Amy Sample Ward

Youth Empowerment with Social Media. If you are looking for more examples about social media and communications technologies applied to youth empowerment, here are some additional links/groups to check out: [link] (social media used as outreach about teen dating violence). Tags: case studies presentation casestudies crime empowerment goals socialmedia strategy uk youth

Our EveryAction Hero: Middle East Children's Alliance


The Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) works to protect the rights and improve the lives of children in the Middle East through aid, empowerment and education. Over the 30 years of our organization, we’ve sent over 25 million dollars in direct aid consisting of food, medical supplies, books, and toys to Palestine, Iraq, and Lebanon. The organization sent medical aid specifically cancer medication to Iraq until 2005 when the U.S


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Entrepreneurship and Internet Diplomacy in the Muslim and Arab World

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We are also engaging with the Government of Iraq through the development of new web portals that will assist with project management and connecting with citizens of the country. "One way to energize and sustain this (Arab Empowerment) movement is to effectively leverage influencers online to connect potential partners together and encourage participation," said luncheon guest, Lisa Mabe, Principal of Hewar Social Communications.

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Changing the World: TechSoup's Newest Global Partner

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Serving as a geographical and cultural bridge between Europe and the Middle East, Turkey is a country that shares borders with both Syria and Iraq (not to mention another six * countries). In addition to Syria and Iraq, these are Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, and the Azerbaijani exclave: Nakhchivan. (If Are you sitting down?! We've got some exciting news.

Women of Color Resource Center: An Interview with Anisha Desai

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A disproportionate amount of women veterans are women of color, and many of them have just recently returned from Iraq or Afghanistan and are looking to get involved with the peace moment, and with their own political development, but also with their own healing, and what it means to heal after going through the incredible trauma of war. Locally, we run a project called the Technology Empowerment Project of Oakland.

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The Global Fund for Women: An Interview with Kavita Ramdas

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KR: I think we all want to be able to get a sense of how the investments that we are making in women's leadership, in women's empowerment, and in women's real innovation around some of the world's most pressing challenges, whether that is HIV/AIDS, or whether it is violence against women, or whether it is economic underdevelopment, what kind of difference we are making. "I think there are many different ways in which you define leadership.

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Alli Chagi-Starr, Art in Action/Ella Baker Center, Podcast Interview Transcription

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And so we started Art in Action camp six years ago to invite 25 youth from urban areas to participate in skills-building, giant puppets, dance and theater and we've also done a lot of work around diversity and anti-racism and looking at gender and looking at homophobia, and then we do a lot of personal empowerment work, really building up people's self-esteem and cultivating their leadership individually and on a more emotional or spiritual level, if you will.

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