Communications Roundup – Nov 30 to Dec 4, 2020

Communications Roundup – Nov 30 to Dec 4, 2020

Did you know?

  • Seed Keepers and Truth Tellers: From the Frontlines of GM Agriculture. Watch this animated short video focusing on genetically modified (GM, also known as GMO) seeds and the story of their global impacts. (EN w/ SP & FR subtitles)  

Online events

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  • On 7 December 2020 at 1PM Bolivia / 5PM UK / 7PM Burundi. Join Christian Aid Scotland and other faith-based organisations around the world to discuss the role of faith communities and leaders in speaking out against gender-based violence. Sign up:   
  • 8 December 2020 at 1PM-3PM (Jakarta/Hanoi), 2PM-4PM (Manila), 3PM-5PM (Dili) IBON International, Asia Pacific Research Network, and Institute for National and Democracy Studies Indonesia’s Webinar on Militarism and Resource Plunder in Southeast Asia. Sign up:
  • On 9 December 2020 at 6AM Argentina/ 10AM Congo/ 5PM Philippines. ‘Unions and Youth together – A Just Transition for climate ambition’ – Join the International Trade Union Confederation’s global online dialogue. More info:   Sign up:  
  • Watch the Sixth Trade Union – OECD DAC Forum on ‘The role of ODA in ensuring an SDG driven recovery and resilience’:  
  • ‘Domestic Violence during COVID-19: What CSOs can do to address this Pandemic in a Pandemic’. Watch CIVICUS’ webinar:
  • Watch International People’s Research Network webinar: ‘Building People’s Democracy’:  
  • Watch Arab NGO Network for Development webinar – “Majalat Neighborhood South Policy Seminar, Panel 2: ‘What is the fate of democracy and peace in the MENA region’”:   
  • Arab NGO Network for Development launched the first session of its “2020 study week” on macroeconomic, trade, investment and development policies. Check out the summary video:  
  • Read the summary of the 13th edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum: ‘Advancing Civil Society Cooperation in the Black Sea Region in Times of Uncertainty’ which took place last week:  


  • ‘Development effectiveness for a sustainable response to Covid-19’. Read CPDE Policy Conference Declaration 2020 which articulates our platform’s positions drawn from our agreements at the recent virtual Policy Conference:  
  • ‘Dam and Indigenous Peoples Rights in Manipur’, by environmentalist and CPDE IP Sector Representative, Jiten Yumnam: a critical outlook on the construction of mega dams in India and its impact on the environment. Published by the Centre for Research and Advocacy Manipur. Learn more: Buy the book: 
  • ‘Activism and Aids: Protect civil society’s space to end the epidemic’. CIVICUS and partners’ field research in Ukraine, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, and Vietnam examines the risks and restrictions faced by civil society fighting to end AIDS and HIV. Watch their video report: Read the full report:  
  • From Arab NGO Network for Development: “COVID-19 Vaccines: Accessible or not?” (EN/ARABIC)  
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation’s statement of solidarity with Native American Peoples on National Day of Mourning 2020, delivered by Beverly Longid (EN/SP/FR):  
  • People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) Global Co-chair Sylvia Mallari’s Solidarity Message for the Palestinian People: 
  • ‘Advocacy in restricted Areas: A toolkit for Civil Society Organisations’. Lifeline Embattled CSO Assistance Fund’s advocacy toolkit includes a guide for planning that stresses risk mitigation and intersectionality, tactics that can be used in restrictive spaces, and case studies with real-world examples of how CSOs achieved success with their advocacy. Download it in ARABIC, ENGLISH, FRENCH, RUSSIAN, & SPANISH:  
  • ‘Bystander Action. Shifting the culture that drives violence against women through small, courageous actions in daily life’. A tool created by the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne: 

Call for projects

  • Are you a programmer, designer or IT professional with an interest in human rights? Civil Rights Defenders and Free Libre Open Source Software Kosova (FLOSSK) are organizing the second Western Balkans hackathon, EqualiTECH 2020, on 11-13 December. Apply before December 6: 
  • World Justice Project launched a Call for Application to The World Justice Challenge 2021 for initiatives addressing Rule of Law challenges amid Covid-19. Apply until 11 December 2020:  
  • Black Sea NGO Forum launched a Call for Abstracts for the “Building Knowledge for CSO Cooperation in the Black Sea Region” Articles Series: 10 articles on topics related to regional cooperation, CSO leadership, and CSO resilience in the region during crisis. Apply until 15 December 2020:  

Good reads

  • Pushing back against the tide: Vanuatu’s climate fight:   
  • COVID-19: An Opportunity to Build Resilience around Food Systems: 
  • ‘Moving mountains’: How Pakistan’s ‘invisible’ women won workers’ rights.  
  • Battles Won – and Lost – Against AIDS Hold Valuable Lessons for Managing COVID-19:  
  • “Kingdom of women” study reveals the real cost of traditional gender roles:  

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