Talking ’bout my rights of women and girls

Wild Woman Fundraising

Ask the women of the Eastern Congo who endure rape as a weapon of war. What do we want? Equality! When do we want it? YESTERDAY! I want you to pay attention to the vocabulary in this speech.

Real Life Horrors for Halloween

Wild Woman Fundraising

Anyone wanting some real life horrors, not some made up Hollywood horrors, should look no further than the Democratic Republic of Congo. Sometimes the violence in the Congo and Rwanda can seem like too much to bear. Rwandan Children of Rape- Photoessay by Mother Jones.

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Wow, I’m really angry. What is internalized oppression?

Wild Woman Fundraising

I believe that we need to end rape and gender-based violence in the Congo. For example, in the Congo, I thought that women were raped by men traveling in packs. If anyone else knows of a place people can donate to stop gender based violence in the Congo, please leave a comment.

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Are you fundraising for Africa? Read this!

Wild Woman Fundraising

I am so excited to present to you my interview with Charlotte Beauvoisin, who writes Diary of a Munzungu , a UK citizen working in Uganda. Her blog has been featured on Lonely Planet since 2009.

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Seminar: The Growth of New Media in Health Communication and Marketing

Social Marketing and Social Change

Jamaica Corker, Family Planning Technical Advisory, Population Services International, Democratic Republic of Congo: “Ligne Verte" Toll-Free Hotline: Using cell phones to increase access to family planning information in the Democratic Republic of Congo. .

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A fundraising tip: Choose hope over hopeless

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Soon after the genocide in Rwanda, researcher Paul Slovic asked some research subjects whether they were willing to give money to deliver desperately needed water to a refugee camp in Zaire (now Congo) to save 4,500 lives. Some of the people were told the refugee camp had 11,000 people in it. Others were told it had 100,000 people in it. Either way, the number of lives that could be saved was 4,500. But guess what? People gave less when they thought the camp was bigger.

Announcements for the Social Marketing Community

Social Marketing and Social Change

The presentations included An Online Social Network Approach for Smoking Cessation; Using Social Media to Reach Women with "The Heart Truth;" and "Ligne Verte" Toll-Free Hotline: Using cell phones to increase access to family planning information in the Democratic Republic of Congo. [Ed There are a number of activities going on that you may want to catch up on or participate in. Here's my latest list (and thanks to all those who send them in).

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Diversity and the Arts

Mission Paradox Blog

An example: When I was the ED of Chicago's Congo Square Theatre (an African-American ensemble theatre)we partnered with the Goodman Theatre (one of the largest regional theatres in the country) to do a play called "Black Nativity" by Langston Hughes.  Last week's blow up with the American Theatre Company raised some very interesting. very complex questions about diversity in the arts, theatre in particular.

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