Reading Time: 3 minutes Tweet South Africa-based organization CIVICUS defines a protest movement as “a continuous public and physical gathering of a group of individuals committed to using nonviolent tactics to effect some political, social, cultural or economic change that diverges from mainstream or extant political positions or practices”. Their newly published Protest Resilience Toolkit reveals main findings on
Reading Time: 3 minutes Tweet On Monday, October 14, 2019, indigenous communities joined to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the United States. Native activists and non-native allies work nationwide to reframe the narrative from colonialism to indigenous cultural heritage and resistance. To further the movement, here is a resource round-up of ten indigenous rights organizations you should know about.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Tweet Detouring from our #FeaturedResourceFriday, we’re sharing a timely resource in honor of International Day of Non-Violence 2019. Nonviolent action (NVA), also known as people power, political defiance, and nonviolent struggle, is a strategic way of reacting in conflict by steering away from physical violence. NVA, as an alternative to violence, gives more opportunities to
Reading Time: 3 minutes Tweet There have been 155 confirmed instances of self-immolation of Tibetans within Tibet and China since 2009. Since China’s occupation in 1950, the government has violently silenced Tibetans’ cultural and religious expression. Self-immolations are extreme acts of protest against the government’s systematic suppression. Detailed info about each act of self-immolation can be found in this
Reading Time: 2 minutes Tweet Grace Achara was abducted at 14. She was forced to serve in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and married off to an abusive older man. Although Grace and her four children escaped, they still face severe hardship. Child returnees are subject to poverty and stigma during the reintegration process especially when the shifting political
Reading Time: 2 minutes Tweet The Environmental Justice Atlas (EJAtlas) is an online, interactive platform centered on a visual display of thousands of socio-environmental conflicts. From deforestation and palm oil plantations in the Amazonia of Peru to the endangered corals in Okinawa, Japan, the EJAtlas coalition of strategists, organizers and scholars collaborate to expose mobilization efforts through case studies as a