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Sarah Corbett Interview

Sarah Corbett is a craft-activist, or "craftivist". She is the founder of Craftivist-Collective, and has worked as a campaigner for NGOs like Oxfam and Christian Aid. Sarah takes a very unique and thoughtful approach to activism. We talked about the intersection between activism and craft-making, how activism can be slow, gentle, and kind, and about the surprising story behind why she made a handkerchief for her Member of Parliament.

 

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New Global Commission Aimed at Quantifying Business Case for Helping to Achieve SDGs | Sustainable Brands

New Global Commission Aimed at Quantifying Business Case for Helping to Achieve SDGs | Sustainable Brands | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Global Commission on Business and Sustainable Development — a new commission launched Thursday at the World Economic Forum by the former UN Deputy Secretary General Mark Malloch-Brown and Unilever CEO Paul Polman — will work over the next year to articulate and quantify the compelling economic case for businesses to engage in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
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Promoting Digital Security in Tunisia at the World Social Forum

Promoting Digital Security in Tunisia at the World Social Forum | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Fifty thousand activists from 5,000 NGOs around the world attended the World Social Forum in Tunis last week to press for change on a wide variety of issues.
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Want To 'Scale' Social Impact? Then Give Away Your Trade Secrets

If the ecosystem of social change were an orchestra, social enterprise would be an amped-up brass section drowning out all the other instruments and any semblance of nuance. Everywhere you turn now, the talk is about revenue models and about doing well while doing good. In our efforts to better the world, we’ve become enterprise-obsessed.

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Oxfam urges rich nations to take in more Syria refugees - BBC News

Oxfam urges rich nations to take in more Syria refugees - BBC News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The UK and other wealthy nations should sharply increase the number of Syrian refugees they take in, Oxfam has said.

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Self-determined citizens? A new wave of civic activism in Armenia

Self-determined citizens? A new wave of civic activism in Armenia | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
‘When people on the street approached us and asked, “What
NGO are you from?” We replied, “We are not from any NGO. We are citizens of the
Republic of Armenia."’
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How to build an African concept car in 12 weeks - we make money not art

How to build an African concept car in 12 weeks - we make money not art | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Visual artist Melle Smets and researcher Joost van Onna followed the travel of discarded cars from Europe to Ghana and ended up at Suame Magazine, near the town of Kumasi, in Ghana. In this area, 200,000 artisans are working in 12,000 workshops, stores and factories to repair and give a new life to European disused vehicles.
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