Photographs by Joop Rubens
This and other lessons learned when traveling abroad as an international do-gooder
My storify-ed livetweets from panel discussion on foreign policy & humanitarian aid efforts in Uganda & the Congo in response to the international media attention garnered by Invisible Children’s KONY 2012 campaign. With Maurice Carney of Friends of the Congo, Milton Allimadi of Black Star News, and Nicole C. Lee of TransAfrica Forum.
@InnovateAfrica & I host a live chat to reflect more the issues that came up from our posts on #StopKony.
In celebration of International Women’s Day! Grassroots organizations, as powerful actors that are finding and reaching marginalized girls and unlocking their potential, are reaching a demographic of extremely vulnerable and hard-to-reach girls through homegrown, targeted, and context-specific strategies.
On Invisible Children’s latest Kony2012 campaign: What does “the founder’s inability to just ‘stay’ with Jacob in that dark, low moment” [when he talks about how much he misses his slain brother] say about the organization’s approach?
Meg of Planning the Day: “Life here means having grace for myself and my colleagues when we choose not to fight every battle…It isn’t that I care less, it’s just that I’m in this for the long haul now.”