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Una ONG cercana al Papa convoca escraches contra Zara en Argentina por "trabajo esclavo" Los escraches regresan a Argentina, el país que los popularizó.

Una ONG cercana al Papa convoca escraches contra Zara en Argentina por "trabajo esclavo"

Pero el blanco de las protestas no son ahora, como en 1995, los domicilios de los defensores de la dictadura militar que fueron indultados por Carlos Menem, sino las tiendas Zara, buque insignia de Inditex. La ONG La Alameda, muy cercana al Papa Francisco I desde que éste era arzobispo de Buenos Aires, y el sindicato Confederación General del Trabajo (CGT) han presentado una denuncia ante la Fiscalía contra la multinacional española, a la que acusan de subcontratar la fabricación de productos textiles a talleres clandestinos que presuntamente utilizan mano de obra esclava. El último escrache convocado por la ONG y la central sindical -bajo el lema esclaviZARA- tuvo lugar en la tarde del pasado jueves (madrugada del viernes en España) frente al establecimiento que Zara tiene en la confluencia de las calles Florida y Viamonte, en pleno centro de la capital argentina.

Inmigrantes ilegales. The lessons from Make Poverty History. Kirsty McNeill is a consultant who served on the co-ordination team of Make Poverty History Strengths: Populism.

The lessons from Make Poverty History

If your theory of change is based on getting huge numbers of people to act, you need to find them. Make Poverty History's single most important strategic decision was to be mass-market, creating moments that nervous politicians and the swing voters couldn't ignore. So while we appreciated the specialist coverage we got, it was getting on the front of tabloids and into the Vicar of Dibley that reminded us that the mainstream middle is not just the most populous place in British politics – it's also the most powerful.

Low barriers to entry. Message discipline. Weaknesses: The political to do list. Questions of legitimacy. Do aid campaigns alienate the public and skew the development debate? A new report on attitudes to aid throws down a challenge to policymakers and campaigners in the way they communicate with the public on international development.

Do aid campaigns alienate the public and skew the development debate?

The report from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the Institute for Public Policy Research said its findings support recent opinion polls showing a drop in support for increased aid spending in austerity Britain. This erosion of public support may explain the coalition government's reluctance to enshrine in law an election pledge to spend 0.7% of its national income on international aid. Originally to be passed into law by 2013 under the terms of the coalition agreement, the pledge has been pushed back to May 2015. However, the report urged policymakers and campaigners to confront head on the weakening of public support for current aid levels, which reflects growing scepticism about the effectiveness of UK aid programmes. The report also threw up interesting attitudes towards business. Starvation Photography – The ethics of capturing human suffering.

23/07/2011 at 9:22 am The famine in the Horn of Africa has revived the debate on the ethics of famine photography.

Starvation Photography – The ethics of capturing human suffering

Here are a few recent contributions: Article in the Irish Independent: “The truth behind the famine pictures that break your heart” “The over-simplified narrative of the Somali famine” Also of interest: “Imaging Others” – on how our thinking about other cultures has evolved, and has been reflected in photography. And now, read our Code of Conduct on Images & Messages. Welcome to WANGO, World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations. Welcome to the NGO Global Network. Non profit sector. Becoming a Networked Nonprofit. Redesigning your nonprofit organization to become more participatory, open, authentic, decentralized, collective, and effective—via social media, networks, and beyond.

Becoming a Networked Nonprofit

The environment in which nonprofits are doing their social change work has changed dramatically over the past five years. It’s more complex, online networks are central to our lives and work, and stakeholders want more involvement. Seeing tangible results from your organization’s social change efforts now requires two things to be successful: leading with a network mindset, and using measurement and learning to continuously improve. It is just not about using the tools—having a Facebook brand presence or tweeting as the CEO of your organization—it is a total redesign of your organization. A network mindset exercises leadership through active participation, openness, decentralized decision-making, and collective action. Success happens for nonprofits if they take small, incremental, and strategic steps.