Check Out The New Action Center!

January 5, 2012

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PIRG-Toolkit

We have just launched our Action  Center! Check out the creative toolkits to find out how you can become a better activist and join global campaigns for human rights! We will be continuing to add new features to the action center so keep an eye open for new opportunities! Enjoy, and get involved.

Toolkits and Guides

The Mobile Media Toolkit present the tools and techniques that will enable reporters and citizen journalists to create content on their mobile phones. This is for anyone who wants to report news and information with their mobile phone.

http://mobilemediatoolkit.org/create-overview-en#&panel1-1

Activists, rights defenders, and journalists use mobile devices and communications for reporting, organizing, mobilizing, and documenting.  Mobiles provide countless benefits — relatively low cost, increased efficiencies, vast reach — but they also present specific risks to rights defenders and activists. Use this guide to protect yourself against mobile security threats.

http://mobileactive.org/howtos/mobile-security-risks

College students play a major role in the activist network. We continue to see students organizing student led demonstrations and talks on issues of contention. This Activist Toolkit by PIRG provides any student with the basic tools and strategies necessary to run strong campaigns and initiate local projects.

http://cdn.publicinterestnetwork.org/assets/T3hh3r6X4uRl8NvXwI9_Sw/Student_PIRGs_Activist_Toolkit.pdf

Inspired by the life of Dan Eldon, a young Reuters photojournalist killed in Somalia in 1993, Creative Visions Foundation ignites the creative spark within all of us to make a positive difference. CVF provides tools and resources to help everyone use the power of media and arts to build social movements and impact the world.

Check out their activist toolkits!

http://www.creativevisions.org/category/education-2/toolkits/

This toolkit was inspired by the workshops held in Asia and Africa for the partners and members of the Violence is not our Culture (VNC) campaign. This toolkit is for human rights activists who are keen to develop their online activism and want to know where and how to to start.

http://www.violenceisnotourculture.org/files/Strategising%20Online%20Activism.pdf

Petitions & Campaigns

Take Action: Death Threats Against Human Rights Defender Lilya Shibanova

On 11 December 2011, the words “Shibanova, die” were discovered daubed on the apartment door of Ms Lilya Shibanova, head of election monitoring organisation NGO for Democratic Rights and Liberties named Golos. Front Line further believes that the death threats against Lilya Shibanova are directly related to her legitimate work in the defence of human rights and is seriously concerned for her physical and psychological integrity and security.

Take Action! http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/node/16892/action

Petition: End Breast Ironing in Cameroon

To prevent sexual assault and teen pregnancy, Cameroonian mothers are ironing their daughters’ breasts with hot stones in an attempt to make them less physically attractive. The possible damage of this practice can be severe, including bruises, deformities, abscesses, and even the disappearance of one or both breasts. Urge UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to speak out against breast ironing and to advocate for adequate sex education in Cameroon.

Sign the petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/154/051/021/?z00m=19963072

Nobel Women’s Initiative: International Campaign To Stop Rape And Gender Violence In Conflict

“Because we envision a world without war, rape and gender violence where women and men are equal; because rape and gender violence destroy individuals and families, entire communities and the fabric of society;…We invite organizations and individuals to actively join the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict.”

Join the Campaign! http://nwi.cdn.hstd.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/stop-rape-in-conflict-campaign-call-final_formPDF.pdf

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