Jen Lemen Raises Over $3,000 in 24 Hours for Rwanda Project

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Georgia Popplewell from Global Voices asked people if they would consider donating their schwag for the Cambodian bloggers conference. " So, when she emailed me about her plans to raise money to visit Rwanda for this project , I made a contribution and circulated her request. Jen Lemen will visit Grace (12) and Lillian (9), the daughters of Odette Umurerwa, a genocide survivor from Rwanda currently living in the United States.

Paul Rusesabagina & Bloggers for Darfur

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Yesterday I went to see Paul Rusesabagina speak, the man who inspired the movie, Hotel Rwanda. The most touching part of the program was when some students from a local middle school came up and presented him with a check for $1,325 for the Hotel Rwanda Rusesabagina Foundation that they raised by selling sweatshirts with their school name on the front, Piedmont Middle School, and "Be an Upstander. Send a Million Voices for Darfur e-card to Bush.

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Vital Voices :: @ VitalVoices. Vital Voices works with extraordinary women leaders accelerating peace and prosperity in their communities. Gorilla Doctors provides life-saving medical care to mountain and Grauer’s gorillas in Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Each January Nonprofit Tech 2.0 selects 31 new “ Favorite Nonprofits ” to be featured in the Nonprofit Tech 2.0 banner.

Women Who Tech Around the World

Beth Kanter

” Using a webinar and conference call platform, we were able to bring in participants from San Francisco, Rwanda, Kenya, Algeria, Tunisia, and Egypt. Through my work with Packard Foundation and with IIE and the State Department, I have have the opportunity to work with NGOs from places like Pakistan, Rwanda, India, and the Middle East. Her vision to create an opportunity for these young people share their authentic voice about their work.

Traveling Postcards: Interview with Founder, Caroline Lovell

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"We all carry a desire to be recognized and appreciated, and often it takes only a small gesture of deep listening or witnessing for a situation of despair to turn to one of hope and resiliency." ~ Caroline Lovell, Founder, Traveling Postcards Traveling Postcards facilitates the creation of handmade art postcards that are hand delivered all over the world to bringing awareness and voice to women and girls whose lives have suffered from isolation, violence, or repression.

Need Answers: LinkedIn Has Them

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Note from Beth: I’m just finishing up an intensive training here in Rwanda. Our choices and our voices matter. as well as being able to show who you are by voicing your own opinion. Note from Beth: I’m just finishing up an intensive training here in Rwanda.

Do What You Can: National Week of Action for Darfur April 6-13

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I just have to do what I can. " -- Jerry Fowler, Executive Director of the Save Darfur Coalition , during an interview on the Voices on Genocide Prevention Podcast. April 6 Host a fundraiser house party for your favorite human rights organization with a viewing of Hotel Rwanda in memory of the Rwandan genocide's anniversary. "[Y]ou don't necessarily have to solve a problem. You just have to take the steps that are available to you. I focus on the fact that I don't have to solve it.

Beijing 2008 Olympics Potential Catalyst for Human Rights

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Lisa of ENOUGH writes in, Tell Companies Sponosoring the Chinese Olympics that Darfur is Not 'Business is Usual' , " we believe that the more voices that are raised, the more hope there is for peace in Darfur. As a result, the UN is making the same mistakes it made on Darfur and Rwanda. The 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing is providing leverage for Tibetan, Darfurian, Burmese and Chinese human rights campaigns: The International Campaign for Tibet created the Race for Tibet.

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Support Women Survivors of War with $27/month

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A month ago I listened to Christine Karumba, the Country Director for Women for Women International in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, tell Honorata's story on the Voices on Genocide Prevention podcast. In the Voices of Genocide Prevention interview , Christine Karumba said that Honorata now works for Women for Women International training other women to, " understand their role in participating in rebuilding of their community. And one of their roles is to bring their voice."

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Solutionary Women: Heddy Nam

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Later, they learned that it happened again and again – in the cases of Cambodia, Bosnia and Rwanda - and it was still happening but nobody was doing anything about it. Since then, the network has grown to include hundreds of members residing in the UK, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, China, and Canada. I traveled to Rwanda in December 2005-January 2006 and did field work with Never Again-Rwanda. Use your voice!

Some Reflections About Civil Society 2.0 and Why I’m Not On A Plane To Tunisia Right Now

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The USIP has been doing some really interesting work looking at this issue around “ dangerous speech ,” stemming from incitement during the Rwanda genocide. Co-create narratives with global partners that are based in local voice and respect for local communities, and invest in building networks that aim at community vitality.

nfp 2.0 » The trends that will drive charities in 2007!

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Some well-equipped charities will learn to use these tools for storytelling and weave user-generated content into their own content, thus giving stakeholders more of an authentic voice. Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0

Nine Digital Marketing Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn from charity: water

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They employ numbers throughout their site to make people feel aligned with thousands of others, and they give a face and a voice to those thousands with pictures, videos and written stories. With over 310,000 followers, he is a strong voice for the organization on Twitter, and he recently published a memoir that tells the story of how he started his organization. Image from Flickr by Xurble.

The Networked NGO in India

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100% of participants implement an action learning project that uses measurement to help improve their practice, share insights with peers, and identify opportunities to amplify each other’s voices through social media. I learned this technique from Cheryl Francisconi, director of the IIE Addis-Ababa Office in Ethiopia, last month in Rwanda ,who uses a stone that has been held by many people.

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Empowering Women Citizen Journalists: An Interview with Cristi Hegranes

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We really try and get women from all walks of life to be able to participate in our program, the goal being to provide as many unique voices and opportunities as possible. Our office in Rwanda was supposed to be our next office opening anytime now, but because of the war in the Congo, visas and business licenses and things like that have been put on hold. Hopefully, the situation in the Congo resolves itself and doesn't cross the border into Rwanda, as it did in the '90s.

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7 Things I learned From #Beth53 Fundraiser and PoST Class

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For example, I noticed that Spencer Brodsky , who I helped last December when he was doing a fundraiser campaign for his project in Rwanda, re-tweeting the birthday call to action. She writes: I love how social technologies allow us to discover more beautiful voices and empower people. Final Slides PoST View more presentations from Beth Kanter. The key to success in social media is to leave room for reflection at the end of a project.

What Can I Do About Genocide? An Interview with Janessa Goldbeck

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JG: I had the opportunity to spend some time in Rwanda when I was in college, and what really struck me about that experience was the willingness and openness of the survivors, who are both victims and perpetrators, to heal their country and to move on. government intervene, say in Rwanda, or in genocides of the past? One of the world's challenges that disturbs me the most is genocide.

Women of Color Resource Center: An Interview with Anisha Desai

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AD: I think it is important to start by saying that the Women of Color Resource Center came out of a lot of political thinking and activism of the late '60s and '70s, when women of color really felt that it was important that their voices be heard in a movement that was largely dominated by men, and also white women and white allies. BB: I read in one of your bios that you received a Fulbright grant to go to Rwanda and study the reconciliation process.

The Global Fund for Women: An Interview with Kavita Ramdas

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We have seen that in other places as well such like in Rwanda, and in the Middle East and numerous other places. Without the voices of 51% of the world's population, our chances of making this world a better place for all of us are about zero. "I think there are many different ways in which you define leadership.

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