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The best of non-profit advertising and marketing for social causes Posted by Arbie Baguios | 19-04-2014 18:06 | Category: Human rights On Mother’s Day weekend, Amnesty International reminded thousands of commuters on their way to see families and loved ones that, for some people, there is simply no going home. As part of their “Help Get Them Home” campaign, the international human rights organisation took over the departure boards of Waterloo station in London on 29-30 March 2014. In place of arrivals and departures, the giant screens displayed the names of people who were arrested for peacefully expressing their views. A spokesperson from the organisation said: “The message is simple: on your way home, help get them home.

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This ad pretty much ensures I will never own a dog again Posted by Tom Megginson | 12-07-2011 15:30 | Category: Animal rights Don’t get me wrong. It’s funny, and it’s quite well acted and produced. But I’ve had too many “interesting” friends to enjoy the thought of a dog as, in AdFreak’s words, “a chubby, filthy, sociopathic man-dog.” GPS bracelet uses social media to protect Civil Rights Activists The Civil Rights Defenders have issued their first batch of GPS bracelets that will alert the CRDs' headquarters, other nearby activists, and the entirety of the CRDs' social media following if the bracelet's owner is ever kidnapped. The first 5 bracelets were issued from April 2nd through April 5th during the Civil Rights Defenders' conference, Defenders' Days. The CRD plans on issuing 55 of these bracelets over the next year and a half. The bracelets are described as a personal alarm, and the product is called the "Natalia Project".

Social Media - AgencySpy Each year, 300,000 women die from pregnancy-related complications or unsafe abortions. To bring this statistic to life, production company B-Reel conceived and created “Names Not Numbers” for ad agency BETC Paris and Médecins du Monde (Doctors of the World), “a new experiential installation and digital experience” giving names to the women in the faceless statistic. On International Women’s Day, March 8th, on a public street in Paris’ 3rd distict, B-Reel and BETC Paris unveiled their “Machine of Death” — “an artfully constructed and coldly methodical device that, each minute, cursively prints the given name of an actual woman who has died in childbirth or during an unsafe abortion.”

Erica Berman: Should Your Test Tube Baby Know Its Biological Parents? Despite significant advances in assisted reproductive technologies (ART), if a woman has poor egg quality, either due to age, genetics or other factors, she is unlikely to conceive using her own eggs. So as barriers to adoption increase, egg donation is becoming a more popular option for couples who are unable to use their own eggs. Unfortunately, because there is little public knowledge about egg donation, and because it is illegal to pay for eggs in Canada, it is often difficult for a woman to find a donor. On occasion, a woman will have a close friend or relative who is an appropriate candidate, but if this is not the case, often the intended parents are forced to search for an altruistic donor through various media such as Craigslist or local newspapers. Obviously this is not ideal, and many couples are not comfortable with this option. There is also growing evidence that most egg donors are willing to have their identity disclosed to indented parents and their offspring.

Free and Open Source Software Applications that are safe and useful for unionists, labour and social justice activists N-1: N-1 is an online social network software. It has been developed by Indignados from Spain and elsewhere collectively. N-1 combines many of the below tools in it. The name n-1 is related to the principle of equipotentiality that attribute potentially equal participation for all the nodes involve. Other important free and open source online networks are Diaspora, Rise Up, Drupal. Big Blue Button is an open source online software built originally for higher and long distance education purpose. Creativity Online Connect: . . . Not logged in. Login Now? | Submit Work | Activate Account | Sign up for newsletters | Subscribe | iPad App | Help Advanced Search Directories > Special Awareness Days Search: Entire Site Search Topics Jobs

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