The Stop Ecocide campaign was founded in 2017 by visionary UK lawyer the late Polly Higgins and current Executive Director, Jojo Mehta. Their mission is to support the establishment of ecocide as an international crime, in order to forbid and prevent further devastation to life on Earth. They are the only global campaign with this exclusive focus.
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In response to the alarming escalation in xenophobia and bigotry resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and the Asian American Studies Department of San Francisco State University launched the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center on March 19, 2020. The center tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.
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.
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 Civic Tech Field Guide is a crowdsourced, global collection of tech for good tools and projects. It’s your place to find and be found. Thousands of civic tech practitioners from over 100 countries around the world have contributed to this living resource. They catalog not only the tools, but also the social side of our field: the conferences, funders, awards, design principles and playbooks.
Launched in 2020 by WiseLaw, Jus Ad Astra is a legal project aimed at developing an authoritative international treatise clarifying the fundamental legal principles and human rights applicable to current and future human activities across outer space. The mission of Jus Ad Astra is for people of all nations to commit, before the decade is out, to the creation of a comprehensive treatise that articulates and clarifies existing international law on the role and utility of human rights in outer space.
Fireweed Collective offers mental health education and mutual aid through a Healing Justice lens. They help support the emotional wellness of all people, and center the needs of those most marginalized by our society. Their work seeks to disrupt the harm of systems of abuse and oppression, often reproduced by the mental health system.
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.
Emergent is a real-time rumor tracker. It’s part of a research project with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University that focuses on how unverified information and rumor are reported in the media. It aims to develop best practices for debunking misinformation.