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Adebayo Okeowo is no ordinary human rights lawyer. In this emotive talk given at TEDxPretoria, he shares his idea around using visuals to make the law less complicated and more relatable. Adebayo says that we should never underestimate the power of a picture to communicate critical issues like human rights. Adebayo is a human rights lawyer with vast experience working for African and international organizations including SERAC, Global Rights, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, and Global Integrity, amongst others. He currently works as Advocacy Coordinator for the Centre for Human Rights based in Pretoria, South Africa and is a research fellow with the Center for Human Rights Science, Pittsburgh USA. In 2013, Adebayo started an organization called White Code Centre, which uses audio- visuals to reshape how human rights are perceived. He is also part of the global team working with Amnesty International on its open source investigation project called the Digital Verification Corps (DVC). Adebayo continues to create riveting visuals because he believes in their ability to challenge stereotypes and change status quo. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at TEDxPretoria
Capitalism, Imperialism, Feminism: Monique Wilson & Agnes Pareyio | #GRITtv
Agnes Pareyio was named the United Nations in Kenya Person of the Year in 2005. She is the founder and director of two safe houses for girls in Kenya, established for young women and girls fleeing Female Genital Mutilation and early marriage. She has also been a candidate for Kenyan Parliament. Monique Wilson played the lead in the hit musical Ms. Saigon, she’s now the Director of International Affairs of the Gabriela Women’s Party, a national alliance of grassroots women¹s organizations in the Philippines. Monique is also director of the One Billion Rising campaign. We also look back in time at the women of the civil rights movement, and their direct action organizing against white supremacy. And Laura has some important words
In celebration of International Women's Day, GRITtv featuring leaders of the global women's movement, Agnes Pareyio and Monique Wilson plus a look at women of color's fight for rights with Standing on My Sister's Shoulders and Hillary Clinton's White Feminism with Laura's F-Word.
Basic to the principle of sustainability is we, as parents and society, take care of our children and protect them. In this video, Patrick Roche performs his poem, "21" sponsored by Button Poetry. They seek to showcase the power and diversity of voices in our community. By encouraging and broadcasting the best and brightest performance poets of today, we hope to broaden poetry’s audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for the art form.
In this talk, Kelly Matheson talks about her work at WITNESS and the rights to a sustainable living environment focusing on atmospheric trust litigation (ATL). Through personal stories and videos she explains how climate change has an impact on the young lives of people all over the world. Published on Aug 2, 2012
Jensine is an award-winning social media entrepreneur and international journalist is the founder of World Pulse, an action media network powered by 50,000 women from 190 countries. Jensine has pioneered World Pulse magazine, grassroots women's citizen journalism training, and an interactive website that enables women on the ground to speak for themselves and connect to solve global problems -- including those using internet cafes and cell phones from rural villages and conflict zones. With her finger on the pulse of women's voices globally, Jensine speaks around the world, appearing in media and on stages from NPR to TED. In his best selling book, "Half the Sky" New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof recommends joining World Pulse as one of the top 4 things you can do in 10 minutes to support women globally.
Published on Apr 17, 2013
In the poorest countries, gender inequities acutely limit opportunities for girls and women. Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls are among the most effective ways to combat poverty, hunger, and disease and to stimulate development that is truly sustainable.
IDA, the World Bank's Fund for the Poorest, has been working to expand girls' access to education and to create other opportunities for empowerment. As the largest source of concessional finance for low-income countries, IDA plays a critical role in investing in women's health and education and ensuring their equal access to economic opportunities. IDA is having a tangible impact on the ground in developing countries. Published on Oct 31, 2012
Breaking down barriers to gender equality in education, employment and entrepreneurship would create new sources of economic growth. For more info please visit the OECD site on gender here.
Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation.
Published on May 22, 2012
Arvind Ganesan, Human Rights Watch, at the BSR Conference 2013 talks about building understanding and collaborating around a common focus and developing standards.
Fair food, respecting agricultural workers here in the United State, is the focus of Lucas Benitez, Co-Director, Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a group that has been very successful at getting Corporations and growers to sign a code of conduct with new zero tolerance for slavery, sexual harrassment, and right to form their own health and safety conditions. Follow their actions on their YouTube channel here.
Mr. Benitez spoke at the Mary Robinson Speaker Series in November 2002.
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