8 results for tag: advocacy


NATIONAL IMPACTS of INDIGENOUS ADVOCACY & COALITION-BUILDING

"In the U.S., when people think of American Indians, they tend to think that we’re all on horseback and that we all live in teepees—the “Noble Savage” stereotype—but almost 80% of us don’t live on reservations. We live in cities."

A SENSE OF PURPOSE: ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT FOR REFUGEES

"We tend to think of refugees as poorer individuals who might have not had a chance to get that much education, but that’s not always or even often the case. At NaTakallam, we’re tackling a forgotten niche in the refugee world and community"

PART II: ADVOCATING FOR GREEN BUILDINGS: IMPACT OR RHETORIC?

"Recognition can drive some of that demand from CEOs and clients, and mechanisms like that also help to create that demand and interest, but also guide the specifics to make sure that those buildings are true to being a green building."

H3C: HELPING HOSPITALS HEAL CHILDREN EXPLORATORY STUDY

"Multiple children in one incubator; crumbling facilities kept scrupulously clean; these scenes are just a few examples of the extreme human dedication amidst extreme resource deprivation and mismatched inputs that we encountered during our exploration of the public medical facilities of Kyrgyzstan"

NO MORE CAMPS: SONIA BEN ALI ON URBAN REFUGEES

"Most refugees now live in cities, yet the humanitarian community struggles to adapt to this reality.  This is why we are building a "Best Practices Network," which is a space where NGOs working with urban refugees share information on successful programs and mentor each other to replicate them."

THE REFUGEE CRISIS ACROSS THE WORLD: A CALL TO ACTION

"One in 122 people in the world is a refugee, an asylum seeker, or an IDP. In all, some 60 million people have been displaced by conflict or war—a “nation of the displaced” roughly equal to the population of the United Kingdom."

DO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS MAKE US FEEL GOOD ABOUT POVERTY?

"Hope sells. Not quite as well as sex, but certainly better than despair. Politicians know this, marketers know this, and the politicians and marketers in the organisations concerned with global poverty know this."

DANIEL ROSE ON U.S. CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

"The private, for-profit prison industry today runs 130 private prisons containing 157,000 beds, with some 6% of all state prisoners and 16% of federal prisons. They take in some $4 billion a year, with great profits. And they spend millions a year lobbying fiercely in support of candidates who favor longer minimum mandatory sentences, stricter anti-parole regulations, more and longer imprisonment of anyone for any reason."