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UNICEF tells us something we already know and it still surprises us #violencevaccine

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 21-10-2014 16:00 | Category: Violence, Peace & Conflicts

UNICEF UK: There is no #violencevaccine. And there never will be..

UNICEF tells us something we all know: there is no vaccine for violence. And yet it is a surprising statement what the make in their new video because of the way of narrating and the lack of stereotypes.

The video is the start of the UNICEF UK’s new Children in Danger campaign. They asks the viewer to imagine what it would be like if there was a ‘violence vaccine’ that could protect children and ensure they were safe.

Titled A Vaccine for Violence the video focuses on one young victim of gang violence who is seen visiting a chemist in the hope he will be given something that will protect him. The film, ends with the message ‘There is no vaccine…there is only you. Act now to help end violence against children.’

In its report “Children in Danger: Act to End Violence against Children” UNICEF outlines that globally some 345 children under the age of 20 could die from violence each day in the next year, unless governments act.
Governments are currently developing a new set of global targets and UNICEF are calling on David Cameron to champion this via the public’s support.

David Bull, Executive Director of Unicef UK:
“We live in a world where some children are too scared to walk out of their own front doors or play on their streets.  We want children living in fear to have a chance of feeling safe and secure.  A global target would galvanise action to make the world safer for children. We know from Unicef’s work on the ground that violence can be prevented and survivors supported to rebuild their lives – but this work needs to be rolled out on a wider scale. Each day we delay more children will be exposed to the corrosive impact of violence.”


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Become a living legend with your will

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 9-09-2014 15:00 | Category: Fundraising

Remember A Charity in your Will Week: Become a living legend with your will.

The message is simple in this ‘Remember A Charity in your Will Week’. It celebrates individuals doing amazing things for charity and reminds the United Kingdom of how they too can do something legendary by leaving a gift to charity in their Will.
Three-quarters of the UK support a charity in their lifetime, but only six per cent leave a charitable gift in their Will.

The campaign features 94-year-old wing walker Tom Lackey, 80-year-old high diver David Rice and 71-year-old ‘Irongran’ Eddie Brocklesby – all of whom have made great contributions to charitable causes in their lifetime.
The Will Week will be held this week, 8 - 14 September.


In addition to the outdoor posters, there is also this documentary:


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A disease that takes your voice before it takes your life

Posted by Reuben Turner | 10-07-2014 14:36 | Category: Ableism, Health

Motor Neurone Disease (known as Lou Gehrig’s disease in the US) is not a good thing to get. It’s incurable and is usually fatal within 2 years. Along the way, sufferers lose the use of their limbs and one of the first things to go can be their voice. Hence this striking storytelling campaign from the UK’s Motor Neurone Disease Association. 

Motor Neurone Disease: A disease that takes your voice before it takes your life.

I can’t track down the agency involved – will happily ad creds if anyone knows. More executions after the jump.


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Freezing yourself isn’t the only way to live forever

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 26-05-2014 18:00 | Category: Fundraising

Remember A Charity - Do you want to live forever?

Remember A Charity has one singular aim – to encourage people to leave a gift in their Will. The problem is, no one wants to think about death or talk about their Will.
They just launched a new campaign to find out whether or not the nation would like to live forever. Because leaving a charitable gift is a kind of living forever.

For the new campaign, they come with a very controversial idea. Along with Frank PR and Atomic London, the organisation is offering one lucky person the chance to make living forever a reality, by being frozen until medical science can revive them. Alternatively, for those who prefer a warmer existence, entrants have the opportunity to opt for a £1,000 donation to charity to help preserve the future of the things they care about, long after their own expiration date.

Static and digital posters seemingly showing people who’ve been frozen will be appearing across the country leading people to www.live-forever.com where they can enter the competition.

Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity: “Death and dying are never easy topics to tackle, however, posing the question ‘do you want to live forever’ does make it a little easier to handle. We hope this campaign makes it clear that freezing yourself isn’t the only way to live forever, and help get people talking about a difficult subject.”


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Looking back from 2024: 10 years Robin Hood Tax

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 18-02-2014 21:15 | Category: Environment, Politics, Poverty, Developing World

Looking back from 2024: 10 years Robin Hood Tax

2024: Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead), Bill Nighy (Love Actually), Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter), Heike Makatsch (The Book Thief) and Javier Cámara (Bad Education) look back and discuss the success of 10 years Robin Hood Tax.
Robin Hood Tax is a simple idea. 0.05% tax on every financial transaction. Will be used for the battle against poverty and climate change.

More about the Robin Hood tax and other taxes:
- Yeah!! We pay taxes
- People for Corporate Tax Cuts
- 0.05% is such a difficult birth
- The Robin Hood Tax: Tights, Camera, Action


Via @charitychick


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Sport can change everything

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 3-02-2014 15:20 | Category: Drugs, Sport, Violence

Sported, Sport can change everything

Sport can change everything. Just like crime and drugs.
It’s an mental thing, That’s why you see three identical images in this new campaign from Sported.

Sported is a charity that helps disadvantaged youths escape a world of drugs and crime by getting them involved in sport, putting them on the right path in life. It’s not about turning them into sports stars. It’s about giving them the life skills to take a positive step forward. To raise awareness of Sported’s work, they wanted to demonstrate the transformative power that sport has on these at-risk kids.


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The story of Shauna after she got out of prison

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 26-01-2014 14:45 | Stories | Category: Social aid, Violence

Shauna was caught up with the wrong crowd and had to spend in jail for two and a half years. Her story examples the pressures many young females face to hold firearms within urban gang culture.
Together with criminal justice charity User Voice, she attempts to use her experiences as a force for change after missing out on some of the best years of her life.


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Purposely Homeless

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 8-01-2014 15:30 | Stories | Category: Homelessness

This is the story about Richard, a travelling piano tuner who chooses to live outdoors.


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The morning after slur

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 23-12-2013 17:10 | Category: Road safety

THINK! The morning after

Or how a talking head can be very effective. With slurring words in this case.
This new campaign video from THINK! highlights the fact that many people can still be over the legal limit to drive the morning after drinking. The ad features a sober-looking man who talks about how his body is still over the limit the day after an evening of drinking, landing the message that to your body, the morning after is still the night before.

See also the video of a young lady who crashed her car over the limit ‘the morning after’.
It’s in our new directory about visual storytelling Osocio: Stories.


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‘The morning after’ going out drinking

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 23-12-2013 17:00 | Stories | Category: Road safety

This is a story of a young lady who crashed her car ‘the morning after’ going out drinking.
The short documentary is made for the award winning drink drive campaign dontbethatsomeone.co.uk


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