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Sexism is Real - Everyday Sexism Project

A new site that uses social media to fight sexism and demand change is getting attention on a global scale.

The Everyday Sexism Project, which was started a year ago by British actor, Laura Bates, was first launched in the United Kingdom in 2012 and has now grown to include 15 countries including South Africa.

The site provides a space for ordinary women to share their experiences of gender bias in everyday life.

Community Project Launches a News Website

A South African community project has launched a news website that focuses on issues of social justice.

GroundUp was formed in April 2012 and launched their website on 22 November 2012, with a focus on community news reporting and opinion from local activists.

The organisation points out that, "We are a community journalist project. We report stories from South Africa's townships. Most of our stories are about health -especially HIV, TB and sanitation, education, women's rights and immigrant's rights.
 

Call to Provide Information on Mandela Photographs

The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory is appealing to the public to assist it in finding missing information to accompany many photographs it has in its collection.

The Centre will be publishing many of these photos on the Nelson Mandela Foundation website in the coming months, asking the public to complete the information by commenting in its gallery.

When providing the information, the public should provide names of un-identified people in the photographs, name the photographer, the date and the location, and who the copyright holder is.

South African NGO Web Awards 2009 - Entries Invited

Entries are now open for the South African NGO Web Awards 2009.

Organised by SANGONeT, and now in its fourth year, the competition aims to raise awareness about the benefits of having a web presence among South African NGOs, stimulate interest in the application of web solutions and applications, and showcase best practices and innovation in website use.

The closing date for applications is 21 September 2009.

NGO Pulse: A Tool for Civil Society

A key finding of the 2007 ‘State of ICTs in the South African NGO Sector’ study was that the information and communication technology (ICT) investment of NGOs has been geared primarily towards the administrative running of organisations, rather than to achieving their goals and objectives. As a result, the great potential of ICTs to strengthen and support programmes remained largely untapped by the majority of NGOs.

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