Established in 2013, The Real Junk Food Project is a network of cafes that diverts food waste and uses it to create delicious, healthy meals on a pay-as-you-feel model. Every day volunteers go out to intercept surplus food from supermarkets, food banks, allotments, wholesalers—wherever it can be found—and deliver it straight to those who need it.
Nearly every day for the past few months, newspapers and television broadcasts have been full of headlines about the current refugee crisis. Tens of thousands of people are being displaced from their homes and seeking better lives across borders and seas. While plenty of journalists have been covering this, few refugees have been given the opportunity to tell their own stories. Danish newspaper Dagbladet Information is changing that.
Ongoing civil war and violence have displaced thousands of people in the Middle East and Africa, and many are seeking a new home in Europe. While a great number of European citizens have openly welcomed refugees, others have been visibly hostile towards them. The organization Campus-Asyl serves as one example of German solidarity with the recent upsurge in refugee resettlement.
In Nepal, a country where girls’ voices are traditionally not heard or valued, young women are speaking up and stopping practices of human trafficking, child marriage, abuse and discrimination. Her Turn is at the helm of this transformation.
It will take a vast amount of work to elevate and support women everywhere, but “women are uniquely and bravely creating change in their communities,” and The MATCH Fund is ensuring that they are able to continue this vital work.
Circus Katmandu comprises a troupe of 13 young performers, almost all who are survivors of human trafficking. Providing “ethical entertainment”, Nepal’s only contemporary circus combines Nepali culture, theatre, dance, acrobatics and cutting edge art and delivers shows that have been seen in England, Dubai and Australia.
“You don’t remember numbers or statistics. You remember stories.” Visualizing Impact‘s intent is to use technology and storytelling to transform challenging data into visually striking illustrations, while maintaining an honest, fact-driven narrative.
An upcoming symposium in Toronto seeks to look for ways to measure human development that aren’t reflected in standard economic metrics. Can Bhutan’s model of measuring Gross National Happiness apply globally, and if so, how do we best pursue it? Find out more and sign up to attend!
Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera is one of an estimated 500,000 homosexual individuals in Uganda who is marginalized and persecuted for their sexual orientation on a daily basis. This injustice is what inspired her to create Bombastic, a new magazine that gives a voice to Uganda’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community.