Category Human rights

Child abuse - neglect

Using ambient media to address child neglect

The organisation behind this effort is the Australian Childhood Foundation (website, Twitter). I like the use of ambient media that makes the life-sized mannequin look like a child trapped behind an advertising poster.  

Amnesty - Flag Angola

Amnesty International posters for Blog Action Day 2013

Today is Blog Action Day 2013 and the topic of discussion is human rights worldwide. Join the conversation on Twitter using the #Bad2013 and #HumanRights hash tags. This website’s contribution to Blog Action Day 2013 are four posters that Amnesty International (website, Twitter) released a few years back.

Einstein - UNHCR refugee

Dear Mr Rudd, Einstein was a refugee

Just today the Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd announced that new migrants reaching Australia’s shores by boat would no longer stand a chance of being resettled in Australia as refugees. Instead, an agreement with the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea will see migrants resettled there. Australia is effectively ‘outsourcing’ migrants. Most of Australia’s […]

UNHCR refugee game - Interrogation

Life as a refugee

Update 20 Aug: I realise the domain for the game mentioned below has expired now.  I have just informed UNHCR and asked if it will be up again shortly. — The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (website, Facebook, Twitter) produced this interactive game that seeks to mirror the life of a refugee or asylum […]

Action for Children Emily

Today is Action for Children’s 144th anniversary

144 years today, Action for Children (website, Facebook, Twitter) timidly opened its eyes as a newborn baby. In 144 years of work, Action for Children has grown into an invaluable organisation.  It has helped countless children through difficult times and provided hope where none was there. In this video, Alastair Stewart, ITV news broadcaster and […]

Amnesty Female Genitalia Mutilation/Circumcision

NSPCC & Amnesty on female genitalia mutilation (FGM)

Let me put a disclaimer out there: Amnesty International’s (website, Twitter) campaigns have always been among my favourites.  I’ve been a follower and an admirer for years and every time I think that the visual imagery of a campaign has taken the biscuit (for creativity, ingenuity, use of colour etc), I stumble across another campaign […]

Young campaigners’ video for Action for Children

Action for Children posted the below video on Twitter this afternoon.  In the video, young campaigners tell us what child neglect means for them – in their own words. Running 480 projects around the UK, Action for Children works with over 50,000 children and young people of all ages to provide them with a healthy upbringing […]