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December 03rd, 2014

Great Barrier Reef in Danger

by:Julia Lehmann

India’s coal king is planning to turn the Great Barrier Reef into a shipping lane. This puts environment, whales, dolphins and other animals who live there into conrete danger. Chances are that the damages are irreversible. So far all banks have backed away with one exception: the State Bank of India is still in the game for giving loans to India’s biggest coal company. Support the Great Barrier Reef by signing the petition on Avaaz.
Rote Nasen
December 01st, 2014
by:Julia Lehmann

"Laughing is the best medicine" is the motto of the Red Noses, a Germany-based NGO which brings Clowns into hospitals where they offer support, a good spirit and an open ear to patient's concerns and worries. But not only German patients profit from their service. The red noses can also be found in refugee camps abroad. You can support them with donations.
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November 10th, 2014
by:Julia Lehmann

Facing the upcoming winter in Europe, Claudia Roth (Member of the German Parliament for the Green Party) and the "Welthungehilfe" (engl: Aid against hunger) launched a donation campaign to help refugees in Turkey. More than 50 german celebrities already support the claim. You can join too!
October 25th, 2014
by:Julia Lehmann

The USA continue to be the receiving country number one when it comes to migrant workers. But whereas high skilled professionals enjoy fully support, migrants in the low skilled labor market risk to be exploited, discriminated and/ or criminalized. "Farmworkers Justice" helps by giving advice in regards to health care and immigrant rights and by improving their living and working conditions in general. You can find more informations and personal stories on their website.
White helmets
October 13th, 2014
by:Julia Lehmann

As the war in Syria goes on, the number of civil victims is climbing constantly. The White Helmets - or the Syrian Civil Defence - are a group of volunteers who try to rescue people in danger and offer help where it's needed the most. So far they have saved lifes of more than 2.000 people by getting them out of the risk zones during heavy bomb attacks. But their equipment is reduced to a minimum. You can help them to do even more by asking governments for support. Please find more useful information on their website.
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October 08th, 2014
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.