NetCentric Advocacy: Protection and Empowerment: Themes that work

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Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Connectivity is Productivity: | Main | The end game of networks » August 16, 2007 Protection and Empowerment: Themes that work Rockridge has been working hard on cooking the overall frames and themes that can tie the community together. Progressive government has two aspects: protection and empowerment. No one makes any money in this country without the progressive empowerment by government.

Leading the Resistance: 28 Organizations You Can (and Should) Support Today


Southern Poverty Law Center. The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Lakota People's Law Project. Lakota People’s Law Project has been partnering with tribes and leaders in South Dakota since 2005, exposing serious ongoing State violations of the Indian Child Welfare Act. National Immigration Law Center.

Raising the Floor of the Platform Economy: Co-ops, Unions, and the Struggle to Transform Technology

Non Profit Quarterly

In 2020, multiple platform companies, including Uber, Lyft, Instacart, and Postmates, spent over $205 million to pass Proposition 22 in California , a law that classifies platform workers as independent contractors, not employees. Photo by Frederik on Unsplash.

Gates, Ford, Open Society announce commitments for gender equality


Announced at the Generation Equality Forum convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France, the Gates Foundation's commitment will focus on three areas: women's economic empowerment, health and family planning, and leadership.

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Juneteenth Resources

Media Cause

National Urban League —The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities. The Color of Law.

Spotlighting the Benefits of the Stakeholder Economy at Davos 2022

Saleforce Nonprofit

Whether campaigning for the future of our planet, directing documentaries, or creating content that spotlights global issues, social empowerment and environmental education are at the core of Jack’s work.

Announcing… 31 New Favorite Nonprofits for 2013!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

That said, in 2012 I had the opportunity to travel to Africa and Asia and from those travel experiences three themes emerged that inspired the selection of this year’s nonprofits: 1) Women’s and girls empowerment; 2) Conservation of wildlife and wild lands; and 3) Access to medical care. Southern Poverty Law Center :: @ SPLCenter. Each January Nonprofit Tech 2.0 selects 31 new “ Favorite Nonprofits ” to be featured in the Nonprofit Tech 2.0 banner.

Mr. Jim Goes to Washington (and New York, and Nairobi, and Seoul, and Kampala, and Boston…)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

law needs to change to comply with the treaty (the hope is that these changes are minimal). She is a University of Minnesota law school professor who was born in Africa and is a terrific advocate for the Treaty and its empowerment of the blind community. Professor Ruth Okediji, who keynoted the Uganda conference a couple of weeks earlier, is visiting Harvard Law School this year.

On the Future of Braille: Thoughts by Radical Braille Advocates

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

federal law supports braille instruction. Community concerns have grown so strong that on June 19, the first day of the Braille Summit, the Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services issued new guidance to States and public agencies to reaffirm the importance of braille instruction and to clarify the circumstances and evaluation requirements under the law. and critical for the inclusion and empowerment of people in developing countries.

Increasing Accessible Publishing Globally

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Under the theme “Achieving Our Vision through Empowerment and Partnerships,” this was the first-ever combined General Assembly of both WBU and the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment ( ICEVI ), another world-class organization in the field. It includes pressuring national governments to enforce existing accessibility laws. Unfortunately, we can’t export these books, as other countries have copyright laws that we wouldn’t violate.

Spotlight on South Africa: Nonprofit Profiles from SANGONeT

Tech Soup Blog

The Media and Training Centre for Health specializes in the design and development of community learning models that promote health and empowerment in marginalized communities. The organization focuses on issues that affect South Africans nationwide, such as land reform, housing, refugee law, and environmental rights. TechSoup's partner in Africa, SANGONeT , has compiled case studies and profiles of the South African nonprofits and charities they serve.

Bringing Millions of Books to Billions of People: Making the Book Truly Accessible

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Literacy and access to knowledge underpins just about every social good, from education, to economic development, to health, to women’s empowerment, democracy and respect for human rights. Today, the Marrakesh Treaty has been ratified by more than thirty countries, and went into international effect and law as of last year. I believe in the power of books to change the world.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: 5 Extraordinary Organizations

Tech Soup Blog

Empowerment, Shelter, and Support. is proud to be partnering with local law enforcement and Zero Tolerance for Domestic Violence to pilot a Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) this October. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). TechSoup is participating by amplifying what other agencies, collaborators, and libraries in our network are doing to raise awareness on this important issue.

Nonprofit Technology News: Help for Charities to Develop Mobile Giving Capacity

Tech Soup Blog

In the midst of a pivotal moment in patient engagement and empowerment, our microphone has been turned off. ” California’s New Smartphone Kill Switch Law. California is finalizing a law that will mandate a ‘kill switch’ be included on all new smartphones. The problem this new law addresses is that last year an estimated 3.1 The effect of the law will be pretty fast.

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International Women’s Day: Using Technology to Empower Women and Girls

Beth Kanter

In 2016 half a billion women still cannot read, 62 million girls are denied the right to education and 155 countries still have laws that differentiate between men and women. I’ve been committed to working on technology capacity building for organizations serving Women and Girls empowerment. March 8th is International Women’s Day. This day was intended to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.

Caravan Studios for the Win: ReImagine: Opportunity Winner!

Tech Soup Blog

Human trafficking survivors are better able to access the kinds of resources necessary to get safe and stable housing, social services, and economic empowerment. This workshop brought together all the finalists with a broad group of experts ranging from architects to public relations professionals to law enforcement to, of course, human trafficking survivors. We heard from law enforcement about the urgent need for shelter after a legal activity in a region.

8 Apps That May (Actually) Change San Francisco

Tech Soup Blog

Although San Francisco is currently in a housing crisis/real estate boom , it also has some of the strongest tenant laws in the country. This app was the winner of a Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund and Capital One hackathon. In San Francisco, sometimes one can feel a bit cynical about the influx of frivolous technology with billion dollar valuations.

Microsoft’s Networked Approach To Accelerating Social Change Through Technology

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here’s a few gems from outside of my sweet spot of nonprofit technology: PhotoDNA is an team effort between Microsoft researchers and Dartmouth College computer science professor Hany Farid to create a way to identify and remove images of child pornography from search engines, based on matching their digital fingerprints provided by law enforcement agencies.

Ode Magazine : Microjustice: Helping those who are excluded from the legal system

Network-Centric Advocacy

The Microjustice Initiative may still be small but its approach reflects a big change in the way non-governmental organizations think about poverty, law and development. In 2005, it hosted the Commission for the Legal Empowerment of the Poor , which found that more than 4 billion people live outside the legal framework of the modern state. This is another absolutely beautiful example of networks connecting. I love the ideas of Microfinance, now morphing into a microjustice movement.

4 bbcon Takeaways for Philanthropic Organizations to Power 2019 Planning

Connection Cafe

Taking the time to identify the most important information, and understanding privacy laws as we reviewed in “Cybersecurity and Data Privacy”, will result in an unprecedented understanding of your stakeholders and a strong relationship between each party. . The program relies on multiple partners including the city of Boston, Boston University, local nonprofits, EVERFI , Boston’s Center for Teen Empowerment , and others.

Empowering Change: Caitlin Cohen of the Sigida Keneyali Project

Have Fun - Do Good

We also need folks who know data analysis, native French, engineering, graphic design, web design, newsletter production, grant making, investment, or law. We feel that true development is about civil society, laws, attitudes, and institutions. Empowerment” is a word that has become completely cheapened through overuse. However, empowerment is what we strive to create. Empowerment is not something that happens during two-year grants analyzed by logframes.

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The Global Fund for Women: An Interview with Kavita Ramdas

Have Fun - Do Good

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. The year before that, women in Morocco won an amazing change in the law.

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