Smart CSOs Lab is a think tank and social innovation lab working with civil society leaders, researchers and funders aiming to develop and put into practice strategies that embrace the cultural and systemic root causes lying behind the social and environmental crises of our times.
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CAUSE is the ethical social media platform dedicated to the people and movements committed to bringing about social change. By providing tools specifically tailored for activists and movement organisers, CAUSE is looking to change the face of social media for activists, providing a trusted, transparent platform that puts people, change and safety at the forefront.
The power of a nonviolent campaign comes in creatively combining tactics, strategic thinking, and participants’ commitment. A campaign is a connected series of activities and actions carried out over a period of time to achieve specific, stated goals. Campaigns are started by a group of people or of groups and organisations with a common concern. The participants develop a common understanding and vision, identify goals, and begin the process of research, education, and training that strengthens and increases the number of participants.
Dontcallthepolice.com is a national database of community-based alternatives to calling the police or 911, broken down by city. They provide emergency and crisis resources in the areas of housing, mental health, LGBTQ+, domestic violence & sexual assault, elders, substance abuse, and resources for victims of crime. This resource was created to ensure that people who need help know that they have non-violent options available to them. Dontcallthepolice.com accepts and welcomes community submissions!
The 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund (612人道支援基金) aims to provide humanitarian and relevant financial support to persons who are injured, arrested, attacked or threatened with violence during Anti–Extradition Law Amendment Bill (Anti-ELAB) protests. The Fund primarily provides legal, medical, psychological and emergency financial assistance.
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC). We work at the intersection of movements for social justice and the field of mental health to integrate healing justice into both of these spaces. Our overall goal is to increase access to healing justice resources for QTPoC.
This toolkit was designed to help undocumented students and educator allies work with their institutions to increase the resources and support systems available to undocumented students at their school in such a critical moment in the history of the U.S. – President-elect Trump coming into power. Particularly, this toolkit was created to provide the examples needed for institutions to create sanctuary spaces for their students, parents and educators.
As feminists – organizations and activists, working across global movements centered on human rights, sustainable development, and economic and social justice – they have come together in a moment of collective organizing to outline key principles for a just and resilient recovery from the ongoing global pandemic, as well as to track responses and uplift collective action of feminists around the world.
The Free to Shine campaign is an initiative of the African Union, the Organization of African First Ladies for Development (OAFLAD) and partners to address the growing complacency in the response to childhood HIV in Africa. The campaign aims to leverage the unique engagement and advocacy of first ladies in Africa, reinforcing the political commitment of African leadership, to end childhood HIV and keep mothers healthy.
Cyberwomen is a digital security curriculum with a holistic and gender perspective, aimed at offering trainers with tools to provide in-person learning experiences to human rights defenders and journalists working in high-risk environments. The guide is geared towards both professional trainers and those who want to learn how to train others on their digital protection, and include gender considerations as they do so.