Activism

One Young World and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs Announce 'Enterprise for Peace' Cohort 2021

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 12:01am

Launched in 2018, the programme was developed to recognise the young entrepreneurs tackling major economic and social challenges that support peace in their communities.

Key Points: 
  • Launched in 2018, the programme was developed to recognise the young entrepreneurs tackling major economic and social challenges that support peace in their communities.
  • Young leaders on this programme will be able to participate in the 2021 Munich One Young World Summit to discuss global challenges alongside world-leaders.
  • Ella Robertson, Managing Director of One Young World, said: "It is an honour to work with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the Enterprise for Peace Program championing the vision and energy of young leaders the world over."
  • Tijmen RooseboomAmbassador Youth, Education and Works at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said: "I'm proud that my Ministry was able to support 50 young entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, from different countries in the Middle-East and in Africa to come to One Young World.

Article - Sakharov Prize 2020: the nominees

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 12:07am

In response to the allegations of electoral fraud, large peaceful protests have erupted across the country and were pushed back by the regime with unprecedented violence.

Key Points: 
  • In response to the allegations of electoral fraud, large peaceful protests have erupted across the country and were pushed back by the regime with unprecedented violence.
  • Meanwhile, a Coordination Council was established to represent the civic nation of Belarus and to facilitate a peaceful transfer of power.
  • Since 1990 he has contributed to safeguarding 8,000 more manuscripts and 35,000 documents from the Eastern Church.
  • Berta Cceres, assassinated on March 2016, was a courageous ecologist and prominent land rights activist from the indigenous Lenka community in Honduras.

CleverTap Appoints Jasmeet Gandhi as Head of Business Development and Alliances

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 4:35am

CleverTap , the leading AI-powered customer lifecycle and user retention platform, today announced the appointment of Jasmeet Gandhi as Head of Business Development and Alliances.

Key Points: 
  • CleverTap , the leading AI-powered customer lifecycle and user retention platform, today announced the appointment of Jasmeet Gandhi as Head of Business Development and Alliances.
  • Mr. Gandhi brings over 20 years of product marketing, sales, and strategic alliances experience which he will leverage as he builds on CleverTaps momentum in the competitive mobile marketing technology market.
  • Todays business climate fosters an increasingly competitive marketplace, and finding exceptional leaders is more important than ever, said Supratim Biswas, chief revenue officer at CleverTap.
  • As the market continues to evolve during this time of change, CleverTaps unique ability to foster individualized experiences and convert those experiences to lifetime value is key to long-term success for all organizations, both large and small, said Jasmeet Gandhi, head of business development and Alliances at CleverTap.

Russia / Poisoning of Alexei Navalny: Remarks by the High Repres

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 12:06am

Opening remarks

Key Points: 
  • Opening remarks

    Let us have a look at the situation as you have requested - in Russia, particularly at the poisoning of the opposition leader, Mr Alexei Navalny, which has shocked all of us.

  • The German government confirmed, on the 2nd of September, that Mr Navalny has been poisoned by a military chemical.
  • We continue calling on Russia to investigate this crime through a fully transparent procedure, under the auspices of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
  • We can expect that the poisoning of Mr [Alexei] Navalny will have an impact on European Union-Russia relations.

Climate Strikers Lead Grassroots Movement in Issuing Legislative Demands Ahead of Trudeau Throne Speech - They Are #notgoingback to a Pre-COVID Normal

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 2:45pm

Led by Climate Strike Canada and Our Time , the grassroots coalition behind #notgoingback has issued the following legislative demands ahead of the Trudeau Throne Speech:

Key Points: 
  • Led by Climate Strike Canada and Our Time , the grassroots coalition behind #notgoingback has issued the following legislative demands ahead of the Trudeau Throne Speech:
    Makes the wealthiest 1% pay their fair share;
    Provides universal and accessible healthcare, housing, transit and education for all;
    Enshrines food security and clean water for all.
  • Implements a climate lens on every policy decision, budget, and infrastructure investment.
  • These actions were initiated by grassroots youth organizers from:
    ITENIRARY FOR TODAY - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
    ISSUING DEMANDS AHEAD OF THRONE SPEECH.
  • A MEDIA
    Electronic media to arrive no later than 9:45 a.m. limited plug-ins
    Journalists can dial in to listen and ask questions to Organizers.

Sustainable Lifestyle Brand This Is Your Brain On Plants debuts charitable fundraiser to support BIPOC community

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:00pm

This Is Your Brain On Plants is a sustainable collective that is working to disrupt the mainstream through socially conscious lifestyle, fashion, and art.

Key Points: 
  • This Is Your Brain On Plants is a sustainable collective that is working to disrupt the mainstream through socially conscious lifestyle, fashion, and art.
  • The artwork depicts individuals holding activism signs with powerful, thought-provoking messages inspired by actual signs seen at recent BLM protests world-wide.
  • "Our brand was built with the mission to create the most ethical and sustainable products that do not exploit people or the planet," says This Is Your Brain On Plants creative director and co-founder Stacey Lee.
  • About This Is Your Brain On Plants:
    This Is Your Brain On Plants is a Toronto-based, sustainable collective that's disrupting the mainstream through socially conscious lifestyle, fashion, and art.

New Initiative Rallies Philanthropy Behind Black-Led Grassroots Organizing

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 6:00pm

The Fund will funnel $36 million to Black activists at the frontlines of the movement for racial justice over the course of three years.

Key Points: 
  • The Fund will funnel $36 million to Black activists at the frontlines of the movement for racial justice over the course of three years.
  • "Our goal is to move from transactional to transformational philanthropy," said Crystal Hayling, Libra Foundation's executive director.
  • "We are investing in Black-led organizations at the vanguard of grassroots social justice organizing to lead the transformation of our democracy."
  • More information on the 10 Black-led organizing groups receiving grants, the brain trust, and the foundation partners is available here .

G7 Foreign Ministers' Statement on the poisoning of Alexei Naval

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 8:01am

We, the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and the High Representative of the European Union, are united in condemning, in the strongest possible terms, the confirmed poisoning of Alexei Navalny.

Key Points: 
  • We, the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and the High Representative of the European Union, are united in condemning, in the strongest possible terms, the confirmed poisoning of Alexei Navalny.
  • Mr Navalny is in intensive care in a Berlin hospital and remains in a serious condition.
  • This attack against opposition leader Navalny is another grave blow against democracy and political plurality in Russia.
  • We will continue to monitor closely how Russia responds to international calls for an explanation of the hideous poisoning of Mr Navalny.

Declaration of the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the poisoning of Alexei Navalny

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 4:02pm

The use of chemical weapons is completely unacceptable under any circumstances, constitutes a serious breach of international law and international human rights standards.

Key Points: 
  • The use of chemical weapons is completely unacceptable under any circumstances, constitutes a serious breach of international law and international human rights standards.
  • The European Union calls for a joint international response and reserves the right to take appropriate actions, including through restrictive measures.
  • This new assassination attempt on a Russian citizen took place on the territory of the Russian Federation.
  • We are grateful to the Charit Universittsmedizin hospital in Berlin for the treatment of Mr Navalny and wish him a prompt and full recovery.

Russia: Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Bo

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 8:01am

The European Union condemns in the strongest possible terms the poisoning of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Key Points: 
  • The European Union condemns in the strongest possible terms the poisoning of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
  • The use of chemical weapons under any circumstances is completely unacceptable and a breach of international law.
  • It is essential that the Russian government investigates thoroughly and in a transparent manner the assassination attempt of Mr Navalny.
  • The European Union will continue to closely follow the issue and discuss its implications.