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Seventh Annual World Focus On Autism Hosted By Autism Speaks
July 29th, 2014

Autism Speaks

by:Julia Lehmann

Autistic people were considered as uncommunicative and mentally retarted for a long time. Current studies show that this peception is absolutely wrong: People with autism show different kind of communicative capabilities. Or as the NGO „Autism speaks“ puts it: „Each individual with autism is unique.“

For educational advertising „Autism speaks“ offers profound informations about the issue and helps people with Autism and their relatives to see Autism as an opportunity rather than a challenge.
youth mentoring
July 23rd, 2014
Empowering Youth
type:NGO, Volunteering
by:Julia Lehmann

Talented young people can be found everywhere but not all of them share the same amount of support and opportunities.

To support kids to find out about their own talents and abilities, the Youth Mentoring Connection brings together teenagers and adults. Those "matches" do not only support each other but also enjoy a whole bunch of empowering and community building activities offered by the Youth Mentoring Connection on a regular basis.
reporters without borders index
July 16th, 2014
Free Press for all everywhere
type:Donation, NGO
by:Julia Lehmann

"If no one is writing about the conflict in Syria, does that mean it's not happening?"

Without reporters our horizon and knowlede of the world would not only be extremly narrow, but crimes as exploitations, abuses and other human tragedies would be easy to hide. NGOs like Amnesty International already know that there is nothing more effective than dragging crimes into public. This gives reporters a lot of power and responsibility but also makes them early victims of prosecution and imprisonment.

Reporters without Borders consists of couragous journalists who write about stories which are not supposed to be published and work in regions where the right fo free press might be easily violated by the people in power. To continue their important work they need your support.
toxic fashion
July 15th, 2014
Toxic Fashion
by:Ama Lorenz

Over 3.6 billion jeans are produced each year. To make just one of them 920 gallons of water are needed. Upon that enormous dissipation of water the toxic waste of jeans production is polluting the nearby rivers and therefore the oceans as well.

So it's time to think about an ethical and sustainable way to produce our favorite sort of pants: everyone has one, so everyone should care about it, too!
liberia girls
July 14th, 2014
Education for Girls in Liberia
by:Julia Lehmann

"More than me" is a NGO based in Liberia where currently around 40 % of the girls between the age of 10 to 14 never had a chance to go to school. To change that and to give them more opportunities in the future "More than me" founded an all-girls tuition-free school where the students do not only have classes but can also enjoy a day-long counselling and mentoring- programm. You can support them by donations or by taking other creative actions.
refugee march
June 29th, 2014
Refugee's protest march to Bruxelles

On June, 26th, refugees registered in Belgium, France, Germany, Holland and Italy demonstrated in Bruxelles for a humane asylum policy in Europe and demanded of the EU-Authorities to take responsibility for their destructive and military foreign policy which makes human beings to become refugees in the first place.

The demonstration followed a six weeks and 450 km long march, starting in Straßbourg. By participating, the marching refugees actively protested for the freedom of movement. They do not want pity, they want to work and demand their human rights.

You can support them by sharing the video.
June 24th, 2014
Urgent action for three prisioners of conscience

Peter Greste and his Al Jazeera colleagues Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed have been sentenced to seven years in prison. The Egyptian court found them guilty for ‘airing misleading news’ about Egypt’s political situation.

The men are facing harsh conditions, spending the vast majority of their time in small cells. From previous cases it is known that Tora prison (where they are being held) lacks even basic supplies, such as clothes.

Amnesty international considers them as prisoners of conscience and started an urgent petition to demand Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed to be freed.
June 22nd, 2014
For better working conditions

Working rights keep being violated wordwide. The construction works in Sotschi 2014 are just one of the many examples where worker's lives and well-being was put at risk to satisfy the needs of others.

The International Trade Union Confederation represents working people worldwide. The ITUC’s primary mission is the promotion and defence of workers’ rights and interests, through international cooperation between trade unions, global campaigning and advocacy within the major global institutions. They make sure that the products we purchase are produced under fair conditions and that working rights are respected.

You can support ITUC by joining their mailing list and help to create an international platform of young people forstering worker's rights worldwide.
June 18th, 2014
Medical aid in times of war
type:Donation, NGO

Since 1971 the doctors without borders provide medical aid to people who suffer force of arms, poverty or natural catastrophe. In times of war, like currently taking place in Syria, their help is needed more than ever.
June 16th, 2014
Protest is not a crime
by:Deniz Zehra Tavli

Since June 2013, thousands of Brazilians have taken to the streets in unprecedented mass protests. They have complained about increases in public transportation costs, high World Cup spending and insufficient investment in public services.

Hundreds were injured in cities across the country after military police fired rubber bullets at people who posed no threat and beat individuals with hand-held batons.

Protesters taking to the streets across Brazil during the upcoming World Cup risk facing indiscriminate police and military violence as the country steps up efforts to control demonstrations.

Support Amnesty international by showing Brazilian authorities the yellow card, claiming that a human rights violations are not leading to any good!