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Just because it isn’t happening here… #Syria | SoGo

This shocking video shows what life could be like for a young child if war came to the UK – and acts as a poignant reminder that while our world is not torn apart by conflict, other children are suffering around the globe.

Released by charity Save the Children as part of its Save Syria’s Children campaign, the film tells the story of how a young girl’s life is turned upside down in the space of just a year by showing a seconds over the course of 12 months.

The film closes with the words: “Just because it isn’t happening here, doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.” Save The Children says it has released the striking video in the run up to the third anniversary of the start of the Syrian conflict on March 15.  The conflict in Syria has “cost the lives of more than 11,000 children and turned more than 1 million into refugees. It has subjected them to trauma, indiscriminate shelling and even torture.”

For more information on the charity’s appeal and how you can help, visit the Humanitarian Coalition at http://humanitariancoalition.ca/our-appeals/syrian-refugee-crisis-2013 .

via Just because it isn’t happening here… #Syria | SoGo | #SocialGood Mulgrave.

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#RAKNomination > a #SocialGood Makeover

NekNominate, a game that involves drinking and posting videos online, reportedly led to at least five deaths. Now it’s getting a new, positive spin — thanks to do-gooders around the world.

The viral craze typically requires a player to film himself downing large quantities of alcohol, then nominating two or three friends to do the same within 24 hours. But some YouTube users, such as Brent Lindeque of Johannesburg, South Africa (above), and Julien Voinson of Bordeaux, France, are using their nominations to swap alcohol for food, and giving it to homeless people.

The result is a new challenge — dubbed “Smart Nomination” or “RAKNomination” (for “Random Acts of Kindness”).

via Deadly Drinking Game Gets a Social Good Makeover.

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#Afghan Hearts 4 Heroes Campaign #SocialGood @MulgraveSchool | SoGo |

This February, the Digital Good Club along with Sparks will be unveiling the Afghan Hearts 4 Heroes Campaign at Mulgrave School.  This campaign seeks to raise awareness about human rights, particularly those of women and children in Afghanistan. Education is a major concern for Afghan women. Though schools have reopened since the fall of the Taliban, the educational system only has a limited capacity to accommodate them. In rural areas outside of Kabul, remnants of Taliban supporters  have  threatened families not to send their daughters to school.

via #Afghan Hearts 4 Heroes Campaign #SocialGood @MulgraveSchool | SoGo | #SocialGood Mulgrave.

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#Afghan Hearts 4 Heroes Campaign #SocialGood @MulgraveSchool | SoGo | #SocialGood Mulgrave

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This February, the Digital Good Club along with Sparks will be unveiling the Afghan Hearts 4 Heroes Campaign at Mulgrave School.  This campaign seeks to raise awareness about human rights, particularly those of women and children in Afghanistan. Education is a major concern for Afghan women. Though schools have reopened since the fall of the Taliban, the educational system only has a limited capacity to accommodate them. In rural areas outside of Kabul, remnants of Taliban supporters  have  threatened families not to send their daughters to school.

Our campaign will commence next Monday, February 3rd with a visit from Roshan Thomas, the founder of Sparks Academy in Kabul, during an assembly at 2pm.

Read more via #Afghan Hearts 4 Heroes Campaign #SocialGood @MulgraveSchool | SoGo | #SocialGood Mulgrave.

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Idle No More – Global Day of Action on Oct 7 #Oct7Proclaim

 

Posters – Idle No More.

Idle No More has called for a Global Day of Action on Oct 7 – #Oct7Proclaim   October 7, 1763, marked the signing of the British Royal Proclamation, an historic document that legally mandated Canada to recognize Indigenous land rights.  250 years later, on October 7, 2013… Idle No More calls on all peoples to raise (y)our voices and take action in support of:– Our Land — Our Water — Our Bodies — Our Stories — Our Future — Indigenous Sovereignty!   Oct 7 is also the day that the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Professor James Anaya, will begin an official visit to Canada to examine the human rights situation of the indigenous peoples of the country. 

To find out more, read here: http://www.idlenomore.ca/tags/_oct7proclaim

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J. R. Martinez’s Investment Secret will Change the World

J. R. Martinez’s Investment Secret will Change the World – YouTube.

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Every child in school!

Malala’s United Nations speech was amazing! She said “the Taliban thought the bullets would silence us, but they failed… out of that silence, came thousands of voices.” She delivered our message to Ban Ki-Moon and next we’ll use it to press countries to deliver the funding that can make Malala’s dream come true — let’s build our call!

Posted: 10 July 2013

The young women were heading home from college in Pakistan when terrorists firebombed their school bus, burning 14 of them alive. The survivors were rushed to the hospital, where another bomb went off, injuring their friends and the nurses who came to help.

Sometimes out of the deepest darkness come our brightest lights. In the face of this horror, 15-year-old Malala has dared to campaign for girls education in Pakistan. She was shot in the head for it last year, but she survived, and with almost 1 million of us behind her, she helped win a new government policy to put all Pakistani girls in school!

Sign the petition now via Avaaz – Every child in school!.

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Walk Now 4 Autism Speaks | Passport2#SocialGood | P2SG

Walk Now 4 Autism Speaks #socialgood | Passport2#SocialGood | P2SG.

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Grace Rwanda

 

Grace Rwanda.

Looking for a service commitment with a global impact? Check out Grace Rwanda — this Society was founded in response to the events in Rwanda of 1994. In 100 days between April 6th to July 4th, genocide claimed the lives of approximately one million people in Rwanda.  Grace Rwanda’s response is a commitment to supporting education for Rwanda’s young people. They believe that, with education, Rwanda’s young people will continue to educate themselves and others, helping to create and sustain peace in Rwanda and in the world.  

They have school programmes as well and are a local group.

Contact here: http://www.gracerwanda.org/contact/

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Join One Climb June 22 Grouse Grind

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WRONG! Sign the Real Bangladesh Safety Accord! >> Sum of Us

Last week, Gap made a big announcement. After weeks of pressure by people across the globe to sign the binding Bangladesh Safety Accord and end death traps in its factories, Gap put out a press release about its big new plan: partnering with Walmart on a fake “safety plan” that is not accountable to anyone.

Gap thinks it can fool us with a cheap PR stunt. It’s wrong. Help us undermine Gap’s PR stunt by spreading the word — Sum of Us

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Generation WE: A Generation 95 Million People Strong

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Red Cross Resource Leader Recruitment!

 

Red Cross Resource Leader Recruitment! | Passport2#SocialGood | P2SG.

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Get REVERB tickets online! The Wave of Change!

 

REVERB tickets are now available online @ http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5028251636/?ref=estw

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Raise Hope with Soup @NFS

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Are you going to Reverb? #music4good @ CapU Apr 28 6.30pm | Passport2#SocialGood | P2SG

 

Are you going to Reverb? #music4good @ CapU Apr 28 6.30pm | Passport2#SocialGood | P2SG.

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“What is Wrong With Kids Today?”

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Cue the cliché question: “What is wrong with kids today?” Perhaps the problem is what we are teaching them or, more accurately, what we are not teaching: compassion.

via Craig and Marc Kielburger: “Whats Wrong With Kids Today?” Is the Wrong Question.

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Royal Bank is not the only company abusing the Temporary Foreign Workers Program | SumOfUs

Royal Bank is not the only company abusing the Temporary Foreign Workers Program | SumOfUs.

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END IT : Shine a Light on Slavery #ENDITMOVEMENT on April 9

 

END IT : Shine a Light on Slavery #ENDITMOVEMENT | Passport2#SocialGood | P2SG.

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Imagine a World without Hate

The Anti-Defamation League went viral with an inspiring video that asks viewers to imagine a world where hate-driven violence does not exist. The 80-second clip features fake headlines about people like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank, imagining what they could have accomplished had their lives not been cut short by violence.

Imagine a World Without Hate (Official Video) – YouTube.

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Facebook Profile Pictures Go Red In Support Of Gay Marriage Rights

 

Facebook Profile Pictures Go Red In Support Of Gay Marriage Rights.

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You’ve Got the Power to Fight Human Trafficking

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Somaly Mam, was honored as one of Time Magazine’s Most Influential People of 2009, but her road from Cambodia to newstands has been a long arduous journey.

Over 2 million women and children are sold into sexual slavery every year and Somaly found the strength and means to fight back and help others find their own strength in battling this multi-billion dollar industry. Mam created AFESIP Cambodia and subsequently co-founded The Somaly Mam Foundation, a non-profit organization raising awareness to end the global crisis of human trafficking and sex slavery. The organization leads initiatives and campaigns in North America and around the world.

Interested in joining the cause? Projects Futures empowers its volunteers to creatively campaign on behalf of the Foundation’s challenging mission. You can take action in many forms, including creating an online campaign, run, bike or walk for the cause, or shop the empowerment store.

Learn more about Somaly Mam’s personal journey in her book, The Road of Lost Innocence.

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CMIC 2013 – Count Me In Youth Conference

CMIC 2013 – Count Me In Conference.

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#SocialJustice Conference 2013: From the Personal to the Universal

Social Justice Conference 2013: From the Personal to the Universal Posted: February 3, 2013 in social justice Tags: africa, holocaust, mapleridge, michelchikwanine, socialjustice, spencerwest 0 Welcome to Social Justice Conference 2013: From the Personal to the Universal. Details: Two day conference, April 11th and 12th, at the ACT Theatre, and Riverside Centre, in Maple Ridge. We have an amazing line-up of speakers and workshops: Michel Chikwanine, a former child soldier in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Spencer West, a man with no legs who scaled Mt Kilimanjaro this past summer to raise money for clean water in African countries Peter Parker, a Holocaust survivor Steven L. Point, OBC, former Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and many more… We hope to see you there!

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Girl Rising in a Theatre Near You!

 

Girl Rising.

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