According to The Inspiration Room, this digital poster, painted by Archibald Finalist and celebrated portrait artist Mathew Lynn, was shared widely as a teaser campaign. Today, the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation revealed (AIEF) the campaign message:
Our campaign launches as Newspoll research reveals that two thirds of Australians believe they’ll never see an Indigenous Prime Minister in their lifetime.
Without quality schooling or university qualifications, the opportunity to become a politician or influential member of government – particularly a Prime Minister – evaporates.
AIEF – Australia’s most proven and scalable solution to reducing Aboriginal secondary education inequality and an important part of the Nation’s overall Indigenous education framework – has recently announced its plan to educate 7,000 Indigenous students.
We at Osocio are strong defenders of Marriage Equality and we know there is long way to go. Remember that there are only 11 countries in the world where same-sex marriage is fully recognised: Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain and Sweden.
Because of the recent news and the marriage equality profile picture action on Facebook I was curious about the campaigns from the recent years. We wrote a lot about it and I found many more on YouTube and Vimeo. Most of them come from the United States. I live in the first country where same-sex marriage became legal. But I can’t remember any social campaign from that time. Why so few other countries? Homophobia?
In some parts of the world campaigning openly is a dangerous thing to do. There are still countries where you can get the death penalty for being openly gay.
These thoughts and questions are the basis for this post. Because gays and lesbians can’t legalise their love in more than 200 countries. Many campaigns will follow in the coming years.
Do you know a campaign video not shown here? Let us know in the comments or by e-mail and I will update the post.
Image above: When it comes to marriage, St-Matthew-in-the-City doesn’t care “who’s on top”.
See original post here.
This is the campaign for Wolrd Aids Day from Germany. The base theme is acceptance. Because people with HIV have the right to be part of society.
The people in this campaign speak openly about their experiences with the infection in relation to their daily life.
Their topics range from the acceptance in the workplace or in the family to a little-known fact that HIV-positive people with the right treatment in a natural way to have healthy children.
The Weltaidstag is a community action by the Federal Ministry of Health, the Federal Centre for Health Education, the German AIDS Help and the German AIDS Foundation.
Manny, elderly caregiver:
“Ich habe HIV. Und den respekt meiner kollegen.”
“I have HIV. And the respect of my colleagues.”
My Osocio colleague Tatjana just shared a post from Radio Free Europe, which reports that the above poster and two others, by the Collectif contre l’Islamophobie en France (CCIF), has been refused placement in the Paris Metro by Media Transports for being “religious and political”.
The CCIF has argued that its message is not sectarian but a message the unity for all French citizens, regardless of their religious beliefs. Their legal adviser, Lila Charef, explained: “Because a poster shows a religious sign, that does not mean it is denominational. On the contrary, our message is federative,”
But apparently Media Transport objected to the use of four French flags in the poster, which is based on the revolution-era nationalist painting Serment du jeu de paume by Jacques-Louis David (below) was an inappropriate use of the symbol of the nation to make “a political claim.” The agency also objected to the slogan “We Are The Nation.”
In the midst of this ongoing legal and public discussion comes some more positive news. A group of RCMP members, who are gay, want Canadian youth to know that they stand with them against bullying. They got together to make an “it gets better” video, which has been published on the RCMP’s official YouTube channel:
The video is quite long, viewing more as a mini-documentary than a PSA. But it’s nice to see a major law enforcement organization letting young people know they have powerful allies in the struggle to be themselves in the face of discrimination. That’s a far cry from the (satirically) homophobic Mountie chorus of Monty Python’s “The Lumberjack Song”!
Children need love. Connect with your child by saying I love you.
Here is a short film made for Ahinsaka “Home for Special Needs Children” by genius (must say this because it is the truth) Creative Director Subhash Pinnapola and Leo Burnett Solutions Inc., Sri Lanka.
These children have nobody that says “I love you” to them.
This is a new video from Solidar, the European network of NGOs working to advance social justice in Europe and worldwide.
It is made by Latte Creative in their recognizable style.
The message is about the need to promote mechanisms that can guarantee basic rights and ensure decent work in the Western Balkans.
The aim is to also encourage those in precarious conditions, informal workers, future workers and the unemployed to get informed and demand their rights and better protection via existing socio-economic partnerships including NGOs, trade unions and the media.
The video is also available in various Balkan languages. See them here.
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