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Equality Now creates linkages between the voices and experiences of women and girls and the governmental, community and private institutions that govern their lives; mobilizes national and international public pressure on behalf of their stated needs; and brings together individuals and organizations sharing this common vision of human equality.
We are a global champion for the human rights of women and girls. We use our powerful networks to find, fund, and amplify the courageous work of women who are building social movements and challenging the status quo. By shining a spotlight on critical issues, we rally communities of advocates who take action and invest money to empower women.
Bator Tabor returns cancer-afflicted and chronically ill children to their carefree childhoods. Our camp is not a summer camp in the classical meaning of the term. We place children outside of their comfort zones through special experiences. By overcoming their fears, they can recognise that they are ready to confront not only the challenges involved in their adventures, but also their illness. We put smiles on their faces; we give them power for their struggle. We change lives.
The main statutory goals of the Foundation are: Maintaining Polishness by disseminating the knowledge of the Polish language; Promotion of Polish culture and national traditions; Improvement of the social, professional and material situation of the Polish ethnic group; Protection of Polish cultural heritage in the East; Development of Polish media in the East; Supporting regional and international cooperation, ect.
We are a non-governmental non-profit organization for which man and his human dignity come first. Respect and diversity are our core values. We believe in democracy and the rule of law, based on respect for human rights. Our mission is to create a respectful and safe environment in which LGBT + people can be themselves. We believe in the power of personal stories that unite us. We help LGBT + people on their way to their self-acceptance and coming out. Only a society that knows such people can fully accept them in their diversity.
Fifty Shades of Aid CIC is an online community and global network that supports professional aid workers, and helps them meet the challenges that come with this line of work. We provide a protected online space in which aid workers can discuss these challenges frankly and honestly, find support from peers and access appropriate expertise. We also campaign for better safeguarding of aid staff at work. Fifty Shades of Aid CIC also provides members with additional services such as newsletters, personal action resources, support to individuals in need and access to providers of key services.
Uklidme Cesko (Let's Clean Up the Czechia) is a nation-wide volunteer cleaning event with the aim of cleaning up illegal dumps and littering throughout the Czech Republic. The event depends on the active participation of the public, which in the role of local organizers prepares cleaning in specific locations for volunteers, with whom they then clean the selected place together.
Labdoo is a non-profit global platform where people around the world collaborate to bring unused laptops loaded with powerful educational software to needy schools using CO2-neutral means. Labdoo is a global collaborative project founded in 2010 with the dream to make education accessible to every child on the planet by repurposing computer devices. Since then, Labdoo has spread to more than 135 countries helping more than 600 thousand students through hundreds of hubs and thousands of volunteers that engage by collecting, preparing and bringing educational devices to more than 2000 schools globally. Everyone involved in the Labdoo Project is a volunteer and none of our members receives any remuneration for the time contributed to the cause, other than the satisfaction of seeing the joy of a child receiving education. We are just ordinary people working for an extraordinary cause. Join us!
We debunk myths about sex and sexual violence. A 2016 survey by Amnesty International stated that 67% of Czechs believed that rape victims were partly to blame for their rape. As a response to this horrifying statistic, we decided to found Konsent and started asserting that it's not a short skirt that's the cause of a rape, it's a rapist. That gave rise to our first campaign "When they don't want it, they don't want it " followed by workshops on primary prevention of sexual violence in schools called "When they want it". From 2017 onward, we have also been operating a self-help group for women who have been victims of sexual violence. In 2019, we decided to take a stand against harassment in bars and clubs with our campaign "Respect is sexy" and created a network of establishments that do not tolerate harassment. Because flirting is hot, harassment is not. In the meantime, the demand for our workshops for young people only grew and we realised we didn't have enough workforce to deliver our workshops in all Czech schools. To solve this problem, we came up with a new project "No taboos in the classroom" funded by the OSF charity where we developed methodologies for teachers that would provide them with the knowledge of how to properly deliver sex education. And because sex education begins at home with the family, we also offer workshops for parents on how to discuss sex or cyberbullying with their children. Our international project dealing with gender-based violence in cyberspace called Power brings young people together who then educate their peers about cyberbullying and cyberviolence. Harassment doesn't only occur in nightclubs but also in workplaces and universities. For this reason, we started the projects Respect is professional and Respect is universal, both of which support institutions in tailoring the right environment for preventing and even correctly responding to sexual harassment. In a step towards sexual violence prevention and our overall displeasure with the current legislation, in 2021, we also took it upon ourselves to start lobbying for the change of the law regarding rape. Our campaigns are very well received on social media and our whole organisation is a part of various national and international networks such as the Czech Women's Lobby or the European Women's Lobby. We received several awards for our work, for example in 2019 we were awarded the Gratias Tibi Award by People in Need, we made it to the top ten of the SDG Awards, and our campaigns placed high in the Fenix Marketing Awards. In 2019, we received the Frantiska Plaminkova Award. Our founder and CEO Johanna Nejedlova became the Woman of Europe 2019 in Youth Activism and one of the Bitch 50 in 2020. We have had long-term collaborations with the Czech Government Council for Gender Equality, Embassy of the United States, Embassy of Norway and Avast Foundation. We have been endorsed by Avon, Frida Fund, Capital City Prague, Lush and Absolut Vodka. Primeros is our long-term partner and in media we have partnered with the Heroine magazine, Radio Wave and A2larm. We have been recently backed up by the project Caught in the Net. We also sell our own merchandise, the proceeds of all purchases go towards the functioning of Konsent.
The organization was established as a result of a spontaneous initiative and willingness to help the those people who are in need, who suffered from military actions in Ukraine. Our mission is the permanent and balanced integration of Ukraine with the European Union through the implementation of current tasks and long-term activities in the form of, among others: - Humanitarian actions - Social projects - International cooperation