At the end of February 2013, a group of advocates gathered at the steps of City Hall in San Antonio, Texas to call for basic wage and work-hour protections for domestic workers (nannies, caretakers, house cleaners, etc.).
“Echoing Justice: communication strategies for community organizing in the 21st century” is a report co-produced by the Center for Media Justice, the Praxis Project, the Center for Story-Based Strategy, the Movement Strategy Center, and others. The report documents how small grassroots groups can maximize limited communication budgets to effectively frame their story.
Misión Barrio Adentro was founded in 2003 as part of 17 Misións, or comprehensive national social service programs, that aim to overturn decades of growing social inequalities and disinvestment in public health in Venezuela.
In February of 2006, FRESC and the coalition members of the Campaign for Responsible Development secured a set of Community Benefit Achievements at the site of the former Gates Rubber Factory.These achievements were the result of more than three years of research, advocacy, organizing, leadership from the city and elected officials, and a process of dialogue with the private developer.
A quiet revolution to create a healthier India has kicked off in the east with Assam becoming the first state in the country to introduce a bill guaranteeing the right to health and well-being.
Responding to an appeal from the Centre for legislating on health rights, the state government tabled the landmark Assam Public Health Bill, 2010, in the assembly. The bill proposes path-breaking provisions for health equity and justice to achieve the goal of health for all.
Representative and Accountable Content Free speech is eroded when one powerful group of voices dominates the media. Racist, sexist and homophobic diatribes broadcast over the public airwaves are hate crimes perpetrated against entire communities. Media must provide fair representation and offer opportunities for all people to participate.
In Brazils, largest southern city, Porto Alegre, citizen involvement through the participatory budgeting (PB) process increased in 1989, a year after the Workers‚ Party was elected. Despite a history of conflict between government institutions and civic organizations, a dearth of financial resources and poorly mobilized communities, Porto Alegre built a structured process for meaningful input by diverse constituencies, management of competing priorities, and implementation of strategic plans to serve the broadest public interest.
These charts include laws that have legislative language that makes clear that transgender people are covered in the anti-discrimination law of the state, county or city. These charts do not include jurisdictions with favorable court or administrative rulings that have determined that ‚Äúsex‚Äù or ‚Äúdisability‚Äù discrimination laws protect transgender people. This first chart includes jurisdictions that protect people from discrimination by private and public entities. The second chart includes jurisdictions that only protect the employees of that jurisdiction.