The Blog — Anti-Violence
Credit: Kenneth Taylor Jr/Kawetijoru on Flickr, under Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 2.0) Afghan Clerics Denounce Violence Against Women
Women's rights activists in Afghanistan take hope after religious leaders speak out against violence against girls and women, promote female education and discourage child marriage.
Protest4 is an application that helps you connect with other protesters around the world and in the next street. It empowers anyone to create a protest and then invite others to join using social media. After joining you can communicate exclusively with other people who are following that protest, sharing text and publishing images on the same protest wall in real time.
Imran Khan of Khdui Pakistan reflects on non-violent resistance and other things he learned at the Fletcher International School course on Strategic Non-Violent Action earlier this summer.
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1339083354/DSC01205-1.JPG Q and A with Yemeni Activist @womanfromyemen
Movements.org talks with Atiaf, better known as @womanfromyemen, about press coverage of the situation in Yemen, Facebook, and Yemeni youth movements.
Belarusians Out On the Street After Rigged Elections, from Twitter user @ljoksa Can a YouTube Clip Get Under a Dictator’s Skin?
With just under two weeks until citizens vote on whether the South will split off from the North and form its own nation, tensions are rising in Sudan. Adding to this is a video of state security forces publicly beating a Burqa-clad woman. But, considering the low level of connectivity in Sudan, how much influence could a YouTube clip really have?
Can technology be used to help eliminate violence against women? The organizers behind Take Back the Tech! believe so. This collaborative campaign focuses on addressing access and affordability issues and breaking down gender stereotypes through the strategic use of online communication platforms for activism. Learn how you can Take Back the Tech and what actions local campaign organizers have taken to raise awareness.
Observers hope for more details on an anonymous crime reporting initiative that will launch in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, at the beginning of next year.
In Egypt, the strategic use of social media platforms has brought new life to campaigns bringing attention to social and political issues. How are platforms like Facebook and blogs amplifying activists' voices and mobilizing Egyptians to the streets? We've put together an update on protest campaigns in the country.
What's worth noting about AYM delegates Invisible Children is that their campaign against Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony began with a 45-minute documentary made by three recent film grads with no organizing experience, yet now they've managed to not only get relevant legislation created but also passed by the U.S. Congress. How did they do this? Check out this week's featured case study.