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International Labor Rights Forum ILRF

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building a just world for workers – also in espanol

  • MISSION STATEMENT: ILRF is an advocacy organization dedicated to achieving just and humane treatment for workers worldwide.
  • ILRF: Millions of workers around the world toil under inhumane working conditions. In a globalized economy, corporations from developed countries produce consumer goods ranging from coffee to cellphones in poor developing countries, where they can take advantage of cheap labor and lack of environmental or community protections. Workers, including child workers, must toil extremely long hours for wages that are barely subsistence wages, and often under unsanitary and unsafe conditions. In many countries there is little or no labor law enforcement, and many workers are prevented from joining organizations to advance their interests … (about 1/2).

What you can do; Publications, Resources; Archives; ILRF-Blog; Events; Jobs, Internships; Staff; Board; Join us; Link to;
Address: International Labor Rights Forum, 1634 I St NW #1001, Washington, DC 20006, USA;

About 2/2: … Alarmingly, an estimated 211 million children between the ages of 5 and 14 are compelled to work around the world. Continue Reading… – Organizers for Labor Justice

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en espanol

STITCH was founded in 1994 when a group of North American women attended a Guatemalan labor conference, and were encouraged by their hosts to form a women’s solidarity network. The women felt that there was much to be learned by sharing Guatemalan and North American organizing experiences and strategies. After developing ties with Guatemalan and U.S. unions and women’s organizations, STITCH became an independent nonprofit organization in 1998 … (about /who we are 1/2).

Urgent Action; Delegations to Central America; Leadership Workshops; Newsletter; Get involved; Gallery; Partner-Links;
Addresses: 1):, 1525 Newton Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010, USA;
2): STITCH CA, 4a Avenida, 21-38, Apto. B, El Zapote, Zona 2, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala;

About 2/2 … Our Mission: Who We Are … STITCH was founded in 1994 when a group of North American women attended a Guatemalan labor conference, and were encouraged by their hosts to form a women’s solidarity network.  Continue Reading…

Landesa – Center for Women’s Land Rights

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ensuring that women have secure rights to their land isn’t just a good idea – it is essential to addressing poverty and hunger around the world

  • Four Decades, 40 countries, 400 Million people – Founded as the Rural Development Institute RDI, Landesa’s work in more than 40 developing countries over that past four decades has improved individual lives, families, and communities.
  • More than 100 million families worldwide — representing well over 400 million people — have received land rights as a result of our partnerships with governments and other development organizations … (full text who we are).
  • Rural Development Institute RDI on wikipedia.

Where we work; Current Projects; Fellowship; Research, Reports; Research, Resources; Securing Land rights; Consulting Services; Partners; Success Stories; Staff; Get involved; Careers; Press;
Address: Landesa – Center for Women’s Land Rights, New Delhi (National Office), Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha,  West Bengal, India;

What we do 2/2: Efforts to help one landless family at a time are important. But Landesa’s work to advance durable land rights brings transformational changes, and helps other important development work – like literacy, clean water, and nutrition – to take hold for generations.  Continue Reading…

Economic Policy Institute EPI

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research and ideas for shared prosperity

The Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit Washington D.C. think tank, was created in 1986 to broaden the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of low- and middle-income workers. Today, with global competition expanding, wage inequality rising, and the methods and nature of work changing in fundamental ways, it is as crucial as ever that people who work for a living have a voice in the economic discourse … (about 1/2).

Issues; Research; News; Events; Experts; Family Budgert; Publication: State of working AmericaContribute;
Address:Economic Policy Institute, 1333 H Street, NW, Suite 300, East Tower, Washington, DC 20005-4707, USA;

About 2/2: … EPI was the first — and remains the premier — think tank to focus on the economic condition of low- and middle-income Americans and their families.  Continue Reading…

Work Smart

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Use the online union finder tool now – Linked with Trades Union Congress TUC.

  • workSMART is brought to you by the TUC – the umbrella for Britain’s unions … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap:
The basics; Your money; all other Topics: Left column; Like a dogsbody? Helplines; Tools, Utilities; Newsletter; News;
Contact online.

About 2/2: … Our aim is to help everyone at work – whether or not they are union members – get a good deal from their working life. We are here not just when things go wrong, but also to help you get on, keep well, plan for when you retire, and sort out your career.   Continue Reading…


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promoting social entrepreneurship, businesses and ideas – Linked on our blogs with The Word on Women: Why Land Rights Matter.

  • SocialEarth is a fresh, entrepreneurial and socially mindful weblog focusing on businesses that are doing good through their work. At SocialEarth, we believe the future of our livelihoods and our world depends on the creation and sustainability of such businesses. Therefore, we seek, promote and support social entrepreneurs, young and old, domestic and international, established and new, who have the audacity to create mindful businesses where profitability is a necessary objective and solving a ‘social ill’ is an imperative. If you know a person or business that is doing good, tell us!
  • Stories we cover: … (about 1/2).

Entrepreneurship; Green; Education; Microfinance; Tech; CSR; Health; World; Resources; SocialEarth India;
Contact online.

About 2/2 … /News: We cover news stories from green to microfinance, and almost everything in between. If there is an entrepreneur who is a making a genuine difference in the world via their business, we would be happy to do a story on them.  Continue Reading…

Work Foundation

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  • The Work Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation whose independence, expertise and networks give us a strong platform for engagement.
  • We are the leading independent authority on work and its future.
  • We aim to improve the quality of working life and the effectiveness of organisations by equipping leaders, policymakers and opinion-formers with evidence, advice, new thinking and networks. (About us).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Research; Media; Business; Events; Book: Do Enterprise Zones Work? Partnership;
Address: The Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street, London, SW1H 0AD, UK;
Contact online.

How we make a difference: /What we do: The Work Foundation analyses, advises and influences around the areas of economic change, how to create high performing Good Work organisations and to improve the quality of working life.  Continue Reading…

Coalition of Resistance CoR

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London FBU Fundraiser 23rd March 2011 /19.45, 1 Blackhorse Lane, London, United Kingdom, E17 6DS, UK.

  • The phoney war is over. The Coalition of Resistance’s aim is to force the ConDem government to abandon its cuts programme. The recent anti-cuts demonstrations and the Milbank occupation by students mark a turning point in people’s willingness to go beyond token protests.
  • As the reality of the cuts manifests itself, local campaigns are now also organising against the government’s programme of demolishing welfare and state provision. The Coalition of Resistance (CoR) therefore calls on all anti-cuts groups, trade unionists, students and campaigning organisations to participate in a week of protest from Monday 14 February involving local events all over the country and a demonstration in London …
  • (full text of items 1 – 12, Conference Declaration 15 Jan 2011).

Resources; National; International; Local events; News /video; Newsletters; Culture; Affiliate/Join; Donate; Links;
Address: Coalition of Resistance, Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DX, UK;
Contact: Call: 07939 242229, Email.

About: What is the Coalition of Resistance and what does it do? The Coalition of Resistance:   Continue Reading…

Trades Union Congress TUC

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  • The TUC is the voice of Britain at work. With 58 affiliated unions representing 6.2 million working people from all walks of life, we campaign for a fair deal at work and for social justice at home and abroad.
  • We negotiate in Europe, and at home build links with political parties, business, local communities and wider society … (full text about the TUC).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Britain’s Unions; Work Rights; Events; e-mail Alerts; Publications; Blog: Touch Stone and its Web Links; Courses;
Address: Trades Union Congress, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3LS, UK;
and Map.

Join an Union: What do trade unions do?  Continue Reading…

Mandat International

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One main mission of Mandat International is to inform and orientate the delegates in Geneva for a short stay by cooperating closely with the conferences organization secretariats: … (full text Mission).

Frontpage (leading to en, fr, es, ar); english Homepage; Sitemap;
Main Projects; For Delegates; Internat. Conferences; Docs; Evolution Internat. Arena; Main fields of cooperation; Internship/Volunteering;
Resources/Links: NGO database, World Civil Society Forum, Geneva Portal, Geneva Interenat., Welcome Desk/FAQs;
Address: Mandat International, Chemin William Rappard 31, 1293 Bellevue, SUISSE/Switzerland;
Contact and support.

About the Delegates: Non-Governmental Representatives and Delegates are people who participate in international conferences independently of governments. They can be representatives of non-governmental organizations, research centres, universities, autonomous communities, foundations or professional associations.  Continue Reading…

Cité de la Solidarité Internationale

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en français

  • Whether you work for a non governmental or international organisation, the Cité de la Solidarité Internationale offers you a warm welcome and makes available high quality services to facilitate your organisation’s development and help you to settle into the Annemasse area and the wider metropolis of Geneva.
  • Founded just a few years ago, the Cité de la Solidarité Internationale is developing and becoming increasingly innovative day after day. Discover the latest developments from the Cité de la Solidarité Internationale by subscribing to our newsletter! The entire team of the Cité de la Solidarité Internationale is at your disposal to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to contact us. (english Welcome).

Services; Turnkey Offices; Gatherings; Accessibility; Diary; Press; Newsletter; Gallery; They go with us; Partner websites;
Annemasse Aglo
– Address: Cité de la Solidarité Internationale, MED, 5, place de l’Eglise St André, 74100 Annemasse, France;

About the concept – an NGO cluster and meeting venue: The Cité de la Solidarité Internationale is a cluster and meeting venue dedicated to NGOs and international solidarity agencies, located in Annemasse, Haute-Savoie (France), just a few kilometres from the United Nations district in Geneva. Continue Reading…

The Rutherford Institute

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Linked on our blogs with Private Bradley Manning: A victim of the military empire?

The Rutherford Institute is one of the nation’s premier civil liberties organizations.”— (Nat Hentoff, nationally syndicated columnist)

  • When founding The Rutherford Institute, my goal was to create an organization that would defend people who were persecuted or oppressed without charging them for such services. The Rutherford Institute exists to ensure that people are treated fairly in the courts and are free to express themselves without fear” (John W. Whitehead, President and Founder of The Rutherford Institute) … (about 1/2).
  • Watch (again) this video: WikiLeaks editor on Apache combat video: No excuse for US killing civilians, 7.22 min, Uploaded by RussiaToday on Apr 6, 2010.
  • watch also: on Target, 4.37 min;
  • and: Julian Assange: Private Bradley Manning A ‘Political Prisoner’ – Interview w/ Cenk Uygur, 0.44 min.

CFC Campaign; Membership; Resources; Publications, Shop; Newsletter; Support the Fight; Donations; Issues: Links in left comlumn;
Address: The Rutherford Institute, Post Office Box 7482, Charlottesville, VA 22906-7482, USA;

About 2/2: … Founded in 1982 by constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead, The Rutherford Institute is a civil liberties organization that provides free legal services to people whose constitutional and human rights have been threatened or violated.

The Rutherford Institute has emerged as one of the nation’s leading advocates of civil liberties and human rights, litigating in the courts and educating the public on a wide spectrum of issues affecting individual freedom in the United States and around the world.

The Institute’s mission is twofold: to provide legal services in the defense of religious and civil liberties and to educate the public on important issues affecting their constitutional freedoms.

Whether our attorneys are protecting the rights of parents whose children are strip-searched at school, standing up for a teacher fired for speaking about religion or defending the rights of individuals against illegal search and seizure, The Rutherford Institute offers assistance—and hope—to thousands.

EarthFocus Foundation

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/La Fondation EarthFocus – from a global concept to local projects – innovative educational tools to better understand sustainable development – see also: Youth Conference 2011, March 17-22, 2011.

  • … Vision: Our aim is to provide young people throughout the world with a forum for discussion and serve as a catalyst for action. The magazine Earth Focus has been described as “one of the hardest hitting environmental publications in circulation at the moment” [1] . The Earth Focus Foundation, founded in Geneva, Switzerland, by Princess Catherine Aleya Aga Khan, the widow of the late Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, continues to work on developing projects for young people.
  • Mission: … (full text).

Youth Conference: 2010, /do. March 17-22, 2011;
Change Network; Debates; Members; Green Map; Scholarship Partners; Schoolsinvolved; Volunteer Travel; Links;
Address: Earth Focus Foundation, Nicola Spafford Furey, Vice Présidente, 6, Chemin Sous Cherre, 1245 Collonge Bellerive, Switzerland;

Global Activities: The Earth Focus Foundation has several on-going projects which nurture an environmental education on local and global issues which are becoming (ever more) pertinent to the changing world that the youth are inheriting. Continue Reading…

Association of Former International Civil Servants for Development – Greycells

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  • What is Greycells? /FAQs: A group of retired international civil servants from organizations in Geneva has taken steps toward forming an association, named Greycells – Association of former international civil servants for development -, through which they can make their experience and expertise available, on a volunteer basis.
  • When? Greycells was formally established by a Constituent Assembly held in Geneva on 17 January 2008 … (about/FAQs 1/2).

Activities, Projects; News; EC report to GA 2010; Constituent Assembly; Statutes; GA; Links;

About 2/2 /FAQs: … /What are Greycells activities? Greycells deals with the areas of work of international organisations and is in a position to mobilize expertise in these fields. Continue Reading…

Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project CFAP

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where healing begins

  • Our Mission: To promote an awareness and understanding of Compassion Fatigue and its effect on caregivers.
  • Our Values: CFAP is committed to gathering, documenting, and disseminating useful information that can be readily introduced into care giving environments in order to impact the lives of caregivers in a positive way … (full text Mission /Values /Vision).
  • About the Founder.

Recognize; Path to Wellness; Next Steps; 2 Self Tests; Resources; Readings;

What is Compassion Fatigue: Studies confirm that caregivers play host to a high level of compassion fatigue. Day in, day out, workers struggle to function in care giving environments that constantly present heart wrenching, emotional challenges.  Continue Reading…

NGO Management Association Switzerland

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Linked on this blog with The NGO Management School, updated as: NGO Management School NMS, Switzerland.

The NGO Management Association an independent non-profit association registered as NGO in Switzerland (reg. no. CH-550-1055048-2) and based in the Geneva area. It was set up in 2001 by a group of professionals working in the humanitarian sector in Geneva, Switzerland. The starting point of this volunteer association was to help NGOs improving their management capacity and performance by making available free management tools and key articles on NGO management. To this purpose, we set up the website NGO Manager with the NGO Management E-Library … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Training; Consultancy; Networking; News/Press; Library; Job Service;
Address: NGO Management Association Switzerland, CH-1269 Bassins, Switzerland;
Contact online.

About 2/2: … In 2007, in response to a growing demand by NGOs and individuals for training in NGO management and organisational development, the NGO Management School Switzerland was set up as a non-profit department of the NGO Management Association. Test courses were conducted in 2007, and the first public courses were held in 2009.  Continue Reading…

Mé – axe contre-mondialiste

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L’histoire de Mecanopolis est simple, elle tient même en peu de mots : quelques amis, ne supportant plus le nouveau cours des « mensonges de la domination », ont entrepris de créer un blog, puis le site sur lequel vous vous trouvez … (à propos 1/2).

Articles /(accueil);
Archives; Newsletter; Forum;

A propos: … Il n’en n’aura pas fallu plus pour que toute une strate d’imbéciles et de suspects vilipendent à notre propos les accusations ou rumeurs les plus diverses (1), et particulièrement celle de « conspirationniste ». Continue Reading…

Bradley Manning Support Network

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exposing war crimes is not a crime! … All material on this website is released into the public domain unless otherwise indicated. Link and attribution appreciated … Rally for Bradley! Quantico VA. Sunday, March 20, 2011.

Linked on our blogs with Bradley Manning: Telling the Truth in a Time of Lies.

Private First Class Bradley Manning, in detention at United States Marine Corps Base Quantico Brig in Virginia, was forced to strip naked on the evening of March 2nd, 2011, left naked in his cell all night and forced to stand at attention for the facility’s five a.m. wake-up call, according to his legal representative attorney David Coombs … (Homepage).

Bradley Manning;
What can I do? Supporters; Sign the petition; Activist Resources; Shop; Releases; News; Activism; Commentary; Art; Donate;
Right column: links to 16 languages, Defense Fund, Write to Brad, Write to Congress, Archives;
Contacts: scroll down to find many share links, on Bradley Manning.

About the Bradley Manning Support Network: (It) … is an ad hoc, international grassroots effort to help accused whistle blower Pfc. Bradley Manning. We are working to:   Continue Reading…

False Economy

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why cuts are the wrong cure

  • False Economy is for everyone concerned about the impact of the government’s spending cuts on their community, their family or their job. It is brought to you by local campaigners, those who rely on or support good public services and those who work to supply them.
  • False Economy’s supporters want to build the broadest possible movement that can get the government to change direction. Of course the country has been damaged by the recession, but there are alternatives to these deep, rapid cuts … (about 1/2).

Why; What; How; wrong cure; UK cuts and economy; Alternatives; Take action; Start a campaign; Campaigns, events; Blog;
Contact online.

About 2/2: … The government’s cuts are unfair, risk the fragile economic recovery and fail to make those who caused the crash pay a proper contribution through the tax system to clearing up the mess they made.  Continue Reading…

Axis Mundi Foundation

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La Fondation a pour but de promouvoir les échanges culturels, scientifiques et sociologiques entre la civilisation moderne et les enseignements des cultures traditionnelles dans le monde, en particulier par la promotion de projets tels que publications, films, présentations multimédias, recherche spécifique, conférences et toutes autres activités en relation visant à participer à une évolution durable et harmonieuse de la civilisation humaine. (voir sur Répertoire fédéral des fondations).

Ce projet ne semble pas montre un site web propre à lui, mais il est nommé sur maintes autres sites et répertoires, comme:

HR-Monitor; easy Monitoring; Gate24; moneyhouse;; Wildlife Genetics International, 6 pages en pdf, 13 octobre 2004;
Adresse: Axis Mundi Foundation , c/o Borel et Barbey, Me Carl Heggli, Boite postale 6045, 1211 Genève 6, Switzerland;
respectivement Rue de Jargonnant 2, 1200 Genève, Switzerland;

Axis mundi on english wikipedia: The axis mundi (also cosmic axis, world axis, world pillar, columna cerului, center of the world), in religion or mythology, is the world center and/or the connection between heaven and Earth. Continue Reading…


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people powered global development

Headquartered in Washington, DC, ThinkImpact is a global social enterprise that provides university students and young professionals the Innovation Institute, America’s premier immersion program in rural Africa that trains the next generation of social entrepreneurs.
The Innovation Institute is a curriculum based summer immersion program lasting 10 weeks (June through August), and offered on a competitive basis to select scholars from across the United States. Teams of 12 scholars led by 2 advisors are sent to live and work in rural villages in Kenya and South Africa where ThinkImpact has established relationships … (full text Mission and Model).

Where; Application; Careers; Team; Foundation; Innovation Institute; Scholars Program; Events; FAQs;
Address: ThinkImpact, 1755 S Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA;

History: ThinkImpact was developed after a non-profit of the same name sold the rights of the Innovation Institute to ThinkImpact, the social enterprise. Continue Reading…

Mercy Corps

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be the change – Linked on our blogs with Global Envision.

Mercy Corps helps people turn the crises they confront into the opportunities they deserve. Driven by local needs, our programmes provide communities in the world’s toughest places with the tools and support they need to transform their own lives. Our worldwide team in 36 countries is improving the lives of 19 million people … (Who we are 1/2).

What we do; Where we work; Take action; Join our cause; Internships; Give now; Board; FAQs;
Address: Mercy Corps, 40 Sciennes, Edinburgh, EH9 1NJ, UK;
Contact online.

Who we are 2/2 … /the people we serve: No one is more motivated or better equipped to create change than the person whose life and future is at stake.   Continue Reading…

Global Envision

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a project of mercy corps – the confluence of global markets and poverty alleviation – Linked on our blogs with Mercy Corps.

  • Welcome to Global Envision! This website is dedicated to increasing awareness of two of the defining trends of our time — the spread of more open markets and the global fight against poverty.
  • The immense forces of globalization are changing the lives of hundreds of millions of people. But what do they really mean for the day-to-day life of a farmer in Honduras, a factory worker in Indonesia, or a small-business owner in Nigeria? … (about 1/2).

For teachers; For students; User account; Suggest a link;
Address: Global Envision, c/o Mercy Corps, 45 SW Ankeny St., Portland, OR 97204, US;

About 2/2: … And how do we, as humanitarian-aid workers and as people of goodwill across the world, marshal the forces of globalization to help lift millions out of poverty?  Continue Reading…

U.C. Berkeley School of Social Welfare

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Informing Practice, Transforming Lives

Vision Statement: Improving the lives of vulnerable individuals, families and communities.
Mission Statement: Located within the world’s finest public university and one of the most diverse regions in the nation, the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare strives to transform the systems that perpetuate poverty and social disadvantage by:

  • Developing effective leaders and scholars committed to solving complex social problems;
  • Producing, disseminating and utilizing research to improve social service delivery and policy through critical thinking and evidence-based knowledge;
  • Preparing the next generation of culturally-competent social workers, researchers and teachers dedicated to serving the most vulnerable members of our society.

Faculty and Staff; Field Work; News; Events;
map and Address: School of Social Welfare, University of California, 120 Haviland Hall #7400, Berkeley CA 94720-7400, USA;
Contact. Tel. (510) 642 – 4341, Fax. (510) 643 – 6126, email.

About the School: The UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare is one of the oldest and most prestigious social work graduate programs in the nation. Continue Reading…

Center for Social Services Research CSSR

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a project of the U.C. Berkeley School of Social Welfafe.

The Center for Social Services Research, established in 1994, conducts research, policy analysis and program planning, and evaluation directed toward improving the public social services. Housed in the School of Social Welfare at the University of California at Berkeley, the Center responds to the concerns of community. Collaborating with public social service officials, elected policy-makers, community professionals, and consumers of service, it engages in research activities that are directly and immediately practice- and policy-relevant … (about CSSR 1/2).

Homepage and links to divers centers; Sitemap;
Publications, Reports; CSSR Research Units; Research Ressources; Staff; Internships;

About CSSR 2/2: … At the present time, CSSR consists of the following six separate research and training units:   Continue Reading…


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committed to stopping the Tory cuts

  • This blog orginally aimed to provide updates on sociological research  relevant to A level (16-19) sociology students. However, it’s morphing into a forum for expressing my leftist views on a range of contemporary events.
  • Even if this is the case, many entries still covers issues, concepts and theories relevant to A level sociology. Also, even with the political content, a lot of posts are still  ‘pure updates’ on contemporary research … (about 1/2).

Top Tens; Best Resources; More Resources; AS/ A Level Sociology; Publications;
(Contact) / Leave a reply online: scroll down on the about-site.

About 2/2: … this blog was only started in July 2010 – so if you are here for A level material then the Global Development and Education sources are a bit thin as we haven’t taught these yet this academic year – they will be populated with lots of juicy material from January 2011.  Continue Reading…

Sokwanele – Zvakwana – enough is enough

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We have just included all the content from the Model Constitution compiled by the Law Society of Zimbabwe into our indexed online constitution resource.
Visitors to our site are now able to browse through this lengthy document, section by section, easily comparing its clauses on key constitutional issues with the clauses provided by other key documents also included in our resource … (full long text Constitution / see also down of each site: videos, books, news, links).

Mapping Violence; Database; Zimbabwe Business Watch; ZIG watch; Blog; Docs; Newsletter;
Contact online.

About Zimbabwe /Background to the People and History /(All information on this page comes from the CIA World Factbook and the BBC): Primarily of the Bantu group of south and central Africa, the black Zimbabweans are divided into two major language groups, which are subdivided into several ethnic groups. Continue Reading…

Lift – what can the future do for you

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lift works to identify and anticipate current and emerging usages of digital technologies through research, events, publications and services

  • Lift is a community of pioneers who get together in Europe and Asia to explore the social implications of new technologies. The community meets, brainstorms, and interacts both online and offline in order to understand how technology usage can lead to innovation. Each event or point of contact is a chance to turn innovation into opportunity by anticipating the major shifts ahead, and meeting the people who drive them. Lift is organized into three separate poles that work closely together:… (full text about the Lift Group).
  • About Lift Lab.
  • About the Lift Community.

Services; Get involved; Lab nouvelles lectures; Lift at home; Pictures; Blog; Videos;
Addresses ( 1 of ): Lift Conference Association, 18 Quai du Seujet, CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland;
Contact /Feedback.

About the Lift Conference: The Lift conferences are a series of events built around a community of pioneers who get together in Europe and Asia to explore the social implications of new technologies. Continue Reading…


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l’information mondiale pour le développement durable – * (voir en bas: Table Ronde LRQA le 31 mars 2011 au Havre).

En 2010, Médiaterre c’est:

  • 27 portails d’information,
  • 23 partenaires qui animent ces portails thématiques, géographiques ou d’acteurs du développement durable,
  • 2500 dépêches d’actualité publiées chaque année,
  • 2 millions de pages consultées chaque mois,
  • 5 000 visiteurs chaque jour,
  • 108 pays d’origine de nos visiteurs,
  • 12 000 sites font référence à Médiaterre. (à propos).

Poster une dépêche; Aide en ligne; Archives; Calendrier; Nous Soutenir; Partenaires;
Adressees: 1): Secrétariat Exécutif de Médiaterre, Institut de l’énergie et de l’environnement de la Francophonie (IEPF), 56, rue St-Pierre, 3e étage, Québec (Québec) G1K 4A1, Canada;
2): Comité Technique de Médiaterre, Centre International de Ressources et d’Innovation pour le Développement Durable (CIRIDD), CIRIDD – 60 rue des Aciéries, 42000 Saint-Etienne, France;

* Table Ronde LRQA le 31 mars 2011 au Havre: Au-delà du Grenelle, améliorer la performance et réduire le risque:  Continue Reading…

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

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also in espanol

Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual’s income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence. We believe that respect and value for diversity in all aspects of our organization are essential to our well-being. We believe that reproductive self-determination must be voluntary and preserve the individual’s right to privacy. We further believe that such self-determination will contribute to an enhancement of the quality of life and strong family relationships … (full text Mission).

Health Topics; Leadership; Local, State; International; News; Get involved; Take Action; Jobs, Volunteering; Donate;
Address: Planned Parenthood Federation of America, 434 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001, USA;

Who we are: Planned Parenthood is many things to many people. We are a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world.  Continue Reading…

International Relations

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In just a few short years, e-IR has established a global reputation among academics and diplomats for the compelling content and debate which it provides:
‘e-International Relations is the place for an informed, spirited, and thoroughly civil discussion of international relations theory and practice with a special appeal for young scholars‘ … (full text what ohters say).

Who we are; Legal Stuff; Editorials; Essays; Blogs; Publications; Write for e-IR; Upload your Essay; Get involved;

About 2/2: e-International Relations (e-IR) is an online resource for students of international relations. Established in November 2007, and registered as a UK non-profit company in 2011, it is maintained by a dedicated team of volunteers, and is unaffiliated with any institution.   Continue Reading…

Centrum for Social Investment SCI

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/ Centrum für soziale Investitionen CSI – Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg, Germany

Mission: The Centre for Social Investment is a central academic institute of the University of Heidelberg cooperating with the economics, social science, law and theological faculties. Its mission is to improve the theoretical and practical understanding of social investment through research, teaching, networking and consulting … (about 1/2).

english Homepage;
Projects; Colloquium; Teaching; Management; Staff; Careers; Services; References; Fellowship; Library;
Google Map and Addresses (1 of 2): Centre for Social Investment, University of Heidelberg, Adenauerplatz 1, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany;
Impressum; Contact.

About 2/2 … /History: The Centre for Social Investment was founded on July 1st, 2006, as a central academic institution at the University of Heidelberg.  Continue Reading…

Children International

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real help, real hope, a humanitarian organization focused on helping overcome poverty through child sponsorship – also in espanol

  • Children International is a nonprofit humanitarian organization dedicated to bettering the lives of impoverished children, their families and communities. We achieve our goals primarily through child sponsorship, which unites children in need with individual sponsors who wish to address the children’s immediate and basic needs. Sponsorship gives poor children the tools and opportunities necessary for success by providing benefits and supporting programs for each child – primarily in the areas of education and health. Our sponsorship program currently benefits more than 335,000 impoverished children and their families in 11 countries throughout the world, including Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Mexico, the Philippines, the United States and Zambia. (Who we are).
  • Children International on english wikipedia.

english Homepage; Sitemap;
Sponsor a child; About Sponsorchip: Programs and Services; Social Networks; Where; How; Reports; Newsletter; Employment; Donations;
Address: Children International, 2000 East Red Bridge Road, P.O. Box 219055, Kansas City, MO 64121, USA;

About Us: Since 1936, Children International, a top rated charity, has been providing assistance to children and families struggling in terrible poverty. Continue Reading…

KIVA – loans that change lives

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  • Kiva’s mission is to connect people, through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty.
  • Kiva empowers individuals to lend to an entrepreneur across the globe. By combining microfinance with the internet, Kiva is creating a global community of people connected through lending … (full text about KIVA).

How KIVA works; Lend; Do more; Community; Updates; Gifts; Blog; Press; Developers; Fellows; Jobs; Volunteer; Help /FAQs; Donate;
Address: Kiva Microfunds, 3180 18th Street, Suite 201, San Francisco, CA, 94110, USA;

About Microfinance: Microfinance is a general term to describe financial services to low-income individuals or to those who do not have access to typical banking services.  Continue Reading…


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a website and magazine – for everyone in social care

  • Community is a specialist website dedicated to all areas of the social care profession.
  • Our website is the leading online medium for those working in social care and it contains all of the articles that have been published both in Community Care magazine and online since 1995 … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Resources; by Topics; News; Blogs; Newsletter; Learning; Jobs; Events;
Address: Community Care, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey, SM2 5AS, UK;

About 2/2: … Community Care is updated regularly throughout each working day with breaking news within the sector. We also provide a summary of the social care related stories from the national newspapers by 10 am each working day under ‘In Today’s papers’.  Continue Reading…

Robin Hood Tax

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turning a global crisis into a global opportunity – Linked on our blogs with A great way to kick off 2011 for the Robin Hood Tax, and later with Sign petition for the Robin Hood Tax.

  • It’s simple: the financial crisis and the recession have left a massive hole in the UK’s public finances. Jobs and public services are at risk in the UK while many other developed and developing countries face a similar struggle.
  • But there is another way. Thousands of Robin Hood supporters believe that banks, hedge funds and the rest of the financial sector should pay their fair share to clear up the mess they helped create. (Why we need Robin and links to topics).

You need to know; Policy Library; Progress; Media; Latest; Get involved; Accessibility; Resources; Spread the word; Latest; Supporters; The Coalition; Around the world;
Contact online.

How it works – the big idea: In a nutshell, the big idea behind the Robin Hood Tax is to generate billions of pounds – hopefully even hundreds of billions of pounds. That money will fight poverty in the UK and overseas. It will tackle climate change. And it will come from fairer taxation of the financial sector.   Continue Reading…

Social Care Institute for Excellence SCIE

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Linked with Social Care online.

… The Social Care Institute for Excellence’s (SCIE) mission is to identify and spread knowledge about good practice to the large and diverse social care workforce and support the delivery of transformed, personalised social care services. We aim to reach and influence practitioners, managers and the sector leadership who have responsibility for service delivery in adults’ and children’s services. We recognise the central role of people who use services, children, young people, their families and their carers, and we aim to ensure their experience and expertise is reflected in all aspects of our work … (about 1/2).


Key resources: SC TV; Social Care Online; e-Learning; Good Practice Framework;
Adults; Families, Children; Workforce; Knowledge, Research; Tools, Gateways; Publications; Newsletters; News; Events; Help;
Address: Social Care Institute for Excellence, Goldings House, 2 Hay’s Lane, London SE1 2HB, UK;

About 2/2 … /Our Role: SCIE is an independent charity, funded by the Department of Health and the devolved administrations in Wales and Northern Ireland.  Continue Reading…

Social Care online

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better knowledge for better practice – Linked with Social Care Institute for Excellence SCIE.

  • … Social Care Online is a portal to the UK’s largest collection of information on social work and social care. You can find everything from research briefings, to reports, government documents, journal articles, events and websites with the click of a button. Updated daily by SCIE’s experienced information managers, Social Care Online offers unrivalled access and ease of use.
  • Social Care Online is a product of the Social Care Institute for Excellence SCIE … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Events; my SC; News; Accessibility; KeyResources; SCIE Athens? Suggest a resource; Sharing Knowledge; Help us;
Address: Social Care Online Team, Social Care Institute for Excellence, Goldings House, 2 Hay’s Lane, London SE1 2HB, UK;
Feedback; Contact.

About 2/2 … /When did Social Care Online start? Social Care Online was launched in its present form in May 2005.   Continue Reading…

Social Work Action Network SWAN

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Linked on this blog with In Defence of Youth Work.

Friday 15th April to Saturday 16th April 2011 – SWAN National Conference 2011, themes, programme and speakers:

Activities, Events; Regionals; International; News, Updates; Contributions (reports); Archives; Forum;
Contact online.

SWAN Organisation /Manifesto – 1. Social Work Today: Social work in Britain today has lost direction. This is not new. Many have talked about social work being in crisis for over thirty years now. Continue Reading…

In Defence of Youth Work

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Linked on this blog with Social Work Action Network SWAN (SWAN is holding it’s National Conference 2011 in collaboration with us).

The In Defence of Youth Work campaign saw the light of day at Youth and Policy’s  History conference in March 2009. It was initiated through the circulation of an Open Letter, which you can read here on the site. To be honest the interest and support generated has exceeded our expectations. During the year over 500 people have attended meetings across the country and the recent national conference in Manchester attracted almost 150 supporters from across the spectrum of youth work … (full text about).

Homepage (and 3 categories);
Regional Reports; Mailing /Minutes; Background Reading; Videos;
Contact/Comments /(the stories projects).

Open Letter … /IN DEFENCE OF YOUTH WORK: Thirty years ago Youth Work aspired to a special relationship with young people.   Continue Reading…

Red Nose Day

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We know you work hard to raise cash for Red Nose Day, so it’s only fair we do everything we can to ensure it helps people most in need. Although there’s still a lot to do, we want to show you the difference you’re helping to make both at home in the UK and across Africa. We think you’ll like what you see … (full text What we do).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Difference made; How to get involved; Join in; Fundraising; News; Newsletter; FAQs;
Address: Red Nose Day, c/o Comic Relief UK, 1st Floor, 89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP, UK;

About /What is Red Nose Day: Red Nose Day is on Friday 18th March (and is a project from Comic Relief).

It’s a day like no other when the whole country gets together to do something funny for money and change countless lives in the process.

It all culminates in a night of cracking TV on the BBC with some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment.

And the best bit? All the fun and mayhem helps to raise cash and transform lives across the UK and Africa. You can be involved too – get quick and easy fundraising ideas now.

Watch also the video.

IT Schools ITSA

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Linked with Computers for African Schools CFAS;

  • An IT education is vital for African school children in the modern world. IT skills are increasingly in demand by business and global economy and are paramount to securing good jobs and improving standards of living.
  • Furthermore, with access to the internet, school children can widen their understanding of the world around them, and they can link up with other schools abroad improving cross-cultural communication.
  • … thanks to the programme, most state secondary schools now have a computer lab and teachers in these schools have been trained … (full text Why IT for Africa).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Aims; How we work; Schools; UK Partners; ITSA Progress Map; News, Events; FAQs; Links; How you can help;
IT Training Centre /Overview:
Map and Address: IT Schools, Unit 8, Mead Park Industrial Estate, Mead Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7EF, UK;

The ITSA story: ITSA was established in 2004 to accelerate education in Africa with a vision to address the problem of textbook shortages in African schools.   Continue Reading…

Computers for African Schools CFAS

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Registered Charity 1081900 – a project of IT Schools – Linked with IT Schools ITSA.

Knowledge of computers and Information Technology is essential in the modern world. Moreover, computer programs can now provide the most powerful teaching aids ever devised, at a cost far less than even the cheapest textbooks. Teaching aids and texts in local languages can be provided much more cheaply on disk than in print … (Country programmes 1/2).

Donors, Sponsors; How to help; Links;
Address for Material delivery: IT Schools ITSA, Unit 8, Mead Road Industrial Estate, Mead Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL53 7EF, UK;
Contacts online.

Country programmes 2/2: … Through the Internet schools can now link into what is in effect the greatest reference library there has ever been – and without political or other censorship. Continue Reading…


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Our mission: Build Africa works exclusively in rural areas of Uganda and Kenya to help young people escape poverty through education and income generation.
What we do: In education we work within local development plans to:

  • Help build the capacity of schools, communities and local government staff to work together to improve data collection, planning, monitoring and evaluation at school level, resulting in a ‘school development plan’;
  • Provide training and mentoring of school management committees for better school governance;
  • Carry out teacher training; and
  • Construct classrooms, water supplies, toilets, teacher accommodation, staff rooms, resource centres, as well as provide books, desks, etc. … (full text Our Strategy).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Build a school; Build an income; Where we work; Accessibility; Newsletter; Reports, Accounts; Our people; Jobs; Support us;
Addresses (1 of 3): Build Africa, Block 245, Plot 421 Kiwuliriza Zone, Lower Muyenga, off Gaba Road, PO Box 7224, Kampala, Uganda;

About 2/2: Build Africa is a dynamic charity working in rural Uganda and Kenya to help young people escape poverty through education and income generation.  Continue Reading…