Posts Tagged as ‘Uganda’

KONY 2012: Why it’s time to put the “rescue” story to bed

From Breakthrough president and CEO Mallika Dutt: Jason Russell and Invisible Children know that a powerful story can change the world. But by characterizing essentially all Ugandans as either war criminals or helpless victims, the massively viral KONY 2012 manages to flatten its subject rather than deepen it. Which is to say: it fails the [...]

March 13, 2012 by Mallika Dutt | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Gay couple in America 2049 join LGBTQ social media movement

In a boost for the LGBTQ movement, a recent nationwide Gallup poll found that 53% of Americans support making gay marriage legal. This comes as a noticeable increase from last year, when 44% favored same-sex unions. The Gallup poll is one of several polls that have been conducted nationwide this year that are showing increased [...]

May 24, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: With the unfortunate murder of gay rights advocate David Kato, please stand with Brenda

A very important take action came to our attention. Right now, Brenda Namigadde, a Ugandan lesbian in the UK, is facing deportation back to Uganda. She has said: “If I’m sent back I’ll be tortured … it’s very dangerous for me.” Especially with the tragic killing of Ugandan gay rights activist, David Kato, this is [...]

January 27, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Invisible Children help pass bill for Africa through Congress; next stop, Obama

Invisible Children succeeds in getting Congress to pass the LRA Disarmament Act to put an end to human rights violations in Central Africa; now all that’s left is a signature from President Obama to implement the bill.

May 19, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Hope Phones (not phone home) provide medical care for poor in the global south

ET had a point when he said “phone home.” But what did he do with his old phone? I doubt he knew about Hope Phones, a new campaign by FrontlineSMS:Medic, that recycles the more than 450,000 mobile phones that find their way into desk drawers or trash cans around the U.S. everyday. An invention of [...]

May 19, 2009 by akshay | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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