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October 08th, 2014

Fair trial for Reyhaneh Jabbari

by:Murat Suner

Amnesty International is urgently calling on the Iranian authorities not to execute Reyhaneh Jabbari and to order a retrial in proceedings which comply with fair trial standards, without recourse to the death penalty.

Support the campaign by

Urging them to investigate the allegations that Reyhaneh Jabbari was ill-treated in custody.Reminding them that under Article 6(4) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Iran is state party, “anyone sentenced to death shall have the right to seek pardon or commutation of the sentence”.Urging them to allow Reyhaneh Jabbari access to a lawyer of her own choosing.
bank for street children
August 04th, 2014
type:Donation, NGO, Volunteering
by:Julia Lehmann

New Dehli is the home of thousands of street and working children. To give them a save place for their earnings, the NGO "butterflies" (based in that city) initiated the first bank where those kids can deposit whatever they earned during the day. But that's not all what makes their project special: the bank is also run by street children themselves who get lessons in accounting and banking on top. By doing so "Butterflies"empowers street and working children to later run their own business.

Other than that "Butterflies" offers different projects in the field of education and capacity building. Many of them have already been replicated around the world.

You can support them by volunteering or by donations.
the change agency
July 31st, 2014
type:Donation, NGO
by:Julia Lehmann

The Change Agency is an Australia based social organisation which offers professional advocacy training to NGOs worldwide that work in the field of human rights and social and environmental justice.

By sharing their knowledge and giving useful practical advice they help movements to develop and enlarge their social impact. Besides training activists directly, they provide the social community with useful and practical informations on their website.

You can boost their effort by small donations or by sharing their website and tweets.
Seventh Annual World Focus On Autism Hosted By Autism Speaks
July 29th, 2014
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
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
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
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
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

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

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.