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liberia girls
July 14th, 2014

Education for Girls in Liberia

type:NGO
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.

morethanme.org|
refugee march
June 29th, 2014
Refugee's protest march to Bruxelles
type:Protest
by:fairplanet

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.

vimeo.com|
Peter-Greste_free
June 24th, 2014
Urgent action for three prisioners of conscience
type:Petition

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.

amnesty.org.au|
workers_rights
June 22nd, 2014
For better working conditions
type:NGO

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.

ituc-csi.org|
DWB
June 18th, 2014
Medical aid in times of war
type:Donation, NGO
by:fairplanet

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.

doctorswithoutborders.org|
brazil_protest
June 16th, 2014
Protest is not a crime
type:Petition
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!

amnesty.org|
greatbarrierreef_01
June 12th, 2014
Save the Great Barrier Reef from Coal Mining
type:Petition
by:Julia Lehmann

The Great Barrier Reef is threatened by the world's largest coal port expansion. Right now, companies and investors from around the world have their eye on Australia, with plans to double Australian coal exports and triple carbon emissions over the coming years.

This petition urges UNESCO to continue pressuring the Australian Government to prevent building the world’s largest coal port on the Great Barrier Reef.

act.350.org|
ImpactHubGlobalMapblog
June 11th, 2014
Make an Impact
type:Project
by:Julia Lehmann

Having an impact is not that easy. But it gets easier when you find the right people to connect with. Impact Hubs exist globally and they offer space and the right atmosphere for all the creative and inspired people around us who are striving to make the world a little bit better. You want to join or open a new hub then check out their website and have an impact yourself.

impacthub.net|
charity water sahel
May 31st, 2014
Charity Water

Clean water is essential for everyone's health. Worldwide there are more people dieing because of polluted water than because of AIDS. Charity water therefore initiates local water projects which bring clean water to people who need it the most. The costs and the process of each project are documented publically on their website.You can support their work not only by donating money yourself but by starting your own fundraising campaign as well.

charitywater.org|
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