Entries Invited for Second International Video Competition for Short Films Promoting Peaceful Solutions

Deadline: April 17, 2009

The City University of New York Dispute Resolution Consortium ( http://johnjay.jjay.cuny.edu/dispute/index.asp ) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice ( http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/ ) has announced the Make Talk Work Second International Video Com- petition for short films that demonstrate how peaceful solu- tions can be applied to difficult issues. Funded by the JAMS Foundation ( http://www.jamsadr.com/JAMS-Foundation/JAMS-Foundation.asp ), the project aims to increase public awareness of dispute reso- lution and the innovative formats it uses to resolve conflict in many different spheres.

The films, which can be up to sixty seconds long, can be based on any of the twenty-four Make Talk Work bookmarks, including creative settlements of disputes, conflict resolvers dealing with conflict situations, communications that prevent violent outcomes, prevention of bullying or harassment, and inspiring communication breakthroughs. Up to thirty-two prizes ranging from $250 to $3,000 will be awarded to individuals or teams. Winning entries will be posted on YouTube and the CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium Web site.

Guidelines for submissions are available at the DRC site. RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15017246/johnjay


“Get Up – Speak Up! Write Your Rights!”, loudly called WLHIV activists Celina Menezes and Preeti Ahuja, at the Women’s Press Club in New Delhi, India on the eve of International Women’s Day, launching a message to be heard around the world. Call to Action: PLHIV – Write Your Rights! To mark International Women’s Day 2009, Women Living with HIV are launching a global initiative on Rights and Responsibilities, and invite their sisters and brothers, comrades and peers from around the world to participate in the collective drafting of the PLHIV Charter for HIV Care. This Charter will be the synthesis of values, principles, and aspirations that are globally shared by People Living with HIV, include elements of related rights-based documents, and establish the international Standard for Care that should be attained in all countries. The PLHIV Charter aims to outline the fundamental elements for building an equitable and effective system of care, from the perspective of those in need. The Charter will also serve to foster partnerships, bringing PLHIV and health professionals together to better collaborate in the global fight against HIV/AIDS through implementation of these best practices in local communities, and to inspire a new sense of participation, inter-dependence and shared responsibilities for the well-being of the HIV Community. It is the dignified expression of common cause, and amplifies the voices of those who have a lifesaving interest in improving the standards of care. The Write Your Rights campaign is an open and participatory consultation process to develop the PLHIV Charter for HIV Care. A series of ‘Outreach for Input’ meetings will be held during 2009 in diverse cities, from Maputo to Mexico, New Delhi to Nairobi, to further encourage the participation of individuals and organizations on the ground. Every two months, the latest updated draft version of the PLHIV Charter will be made widely available for further input. A final edition will be launched on World AIDS Day in December 2009, with the anticipated endorsement of the WHO, UNAIDS, the Global Fund and other international institutions. The PLHIV Charter will then provide activists with a powerful tool for advocacy to drive its implementation in many countries around the world. Write Your Rights! Outline Your Responsibilities! Contribute to the PLHIV Charter, and spread the word. Send your input and ideas by e-mail to: voices@plhivcharter.org The Write Your Rights campaign has been initiated by Delhi Mahila Samiti – DMS (Women’s Forum of Delhi Network of Positive People – DNP+) with support from the World Care Council. ———– ———– ———– ———– ———– ———– ———– ———– ———– ———– ———– ———– Llamado a la acción: Persona con VIH – Anota tus Derechos ¡Levantate-Alza la Voz! ¡Anota tus derechos!, un fuerte llamado de las activistas mujeres con VIH Celina Menezes y Preti Ahuja, en el Club de Prensa de las Mujeres en Nueva Delhi, India en la víspera del Día Internacional de la Mujer, lanzan un mensaje para ser escuchado alrededor del mundo. Un llamado para la Acción: Persona con VIH– ¡Anota tus Derechos! Para conmemorar el Día Internacional de la Mujer en 2009, las Mujeres con VIH inauguran una iniciativa mundial sobre Derechos y Responsabilidades, e invitan a sus hermanas y hermanos, compañeros y pares de todo el mundo a participar en un borrador colectivo de la Cartilla de las Personas con VIH para la Atención del VIH. Esta Cartilla sintetizará los valores, principios y aspiraciones que mundialmente compartidos por las personas con VIH, incluye elementos de documentos basados en los derechos, y establece los Estándares Internacionales para la Atención que deben ser alcanzados en todos los países. La Cartilla de las personas con VIH busca subrayar los elementos fundamentales para construir sistema de atención equitativo y efectivo, desde la perspectiva de aquellos en necesidad. La Cartilla también servirá para fomentar la colaboración, reuniendo personas con VIH y profesionales de la salud para colaborar mejor en la lucha en contra del VIH/SIDA mediante la implementación de estas mejores prácticas en comunidades locales e inspirar un nuevo sentido de participación, inter-dependencia y responsabilidades compartidas para el bienestar de la comunidad con VIH. Es la expresión dignificada de una causa en común, y amplifica las voces de aquellos que tienen interés en salvar vidas mejorando los estándares de la atención. La campaña Escribe Tus Derechos es un proceso de consulta participativo y abierto para desarrollar la Cartilla de la Persona con VIH para la Atención del VIH. Una serie de reuniones de “Alcance para obtener contribuciones” se efectuarán durante 2009 en diversas ciudades, desde Maputo a México y de Nueva Delhi a Nairobi, para adicionalmente alentar la participación de individuos y organizaciones en el terreno. Cada dos meses, la última versión actualizada del borrador de la Cartilla de la Persona con VIH estará ampliamente disponible para contribuciones adicionales. La edición final será lanzada en el Día Mundial del SIDA en diciembre de 2009, y será endosada por OMS, ONUSIDA, el Fondo Mundial y otras instituciones internacionales. La Cartilla de las Personas con VIH ofrecerá a los activistas un poderosa herramienta para la promover su implementación en muchos países del mundo. ¡Anota Tus Derechos! ¡Subraya Tus Responsabilidades! Contribuye con la Cartilla de la Persona con VIH y pasa la voz. Envíe sus contribuciones e ideas al correo: voices@plhivcharter.org La campaña Anota tus Derechos fue iniciada por Delhi Mahila Samiti – DMS (Foro de la Red de Personas Positivas de Delhi) con el apoyo de World Care Council.

Deadline: 12:00 AM EST on Saturday March 21, 2009. Apply for one of four separate grants-each for $200,000, payable over 5 years, to support work on reducing climate change. Brewing a better world: Changing Climate Change Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is making four separate grants-each for $200,000, payable over 5 years, to support work on reducing climate change. There will be one grant in each of four focus areas: – Threats to Coffee-Growing Communities – Transportation-Related Emissions – Building Political Will – Empowering Individual Action This contest requires both an initial submission on JustMeans.com and a full RFP to Green Mountain Coffee. To begin your entry into the contest, please submit your idea below. After submission, you will receive the URL link where you can download the full application. Climate change is not a problem that can be solved by a single entity – be it government, business, civil society, or individuals. We believe that long term solutions will come from the combined efforts of all of the above. While government will play an important role, we need not wait for government direction to take steps to understand, reduce, and mitigate our share of GHG emissions.If you would like to accept this challenge with us, then use the tools below to select a category, submit your idea in a 1000 characters or less, and submit a complete grant application. Download full details and an application form at http://www.gmcr.com/ccc-rfp. You can also share your thoughts on other submitted ideas, promote good ideas to your network, and give your 10 “Support Votes” to the ideas you feel will have the most impact.

For more details: http://www.justmeans.com/challenge/climate

Nominations open for projects showing enterprise and innovation at grassroots level. Deadline: 22nd May 2009.

Now in its fifth year, World Challenge 09 is a global competition aimed at finding projects or small businesses from around the world that have shown enterprise and innovation at a grass roots level. World Challenge 08 is brought to you by BBC World News and Newsweek, in association with Shell, and is about championing and rewarding projects and business which really make a difference.

Your chance to nominate a project

We are looking for your nominations for innovative projects or ideas that demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit working for the benefit of the community whilst adopting a responsible approach.


  • Projects/Small business that show initiative, the innovative use of technology or an invention.
  • Projects/Small business that increase investment into the local community.
  • Projects/Small business that take a responsible approach to the environment in which they are operating.
  • Click here to see the finalists of the 2008 World Challenge competition for examples of the types of projects we are looking for.
  • The following are not eligible for nomination: (i) projects developed by a company with a turnover of more than US $20m per annum; (ii) projects with more than 50% financing from an intergovernmental or bilateral development assistance agency such as the United Nations of European Community (iii) a drawing board idea. We need to see that something is happening; (iv) projects run by employees of BBC World News, the BBC group of companies, Newsweek, Shell or any other companies or agencies associated with the Competition and/or the selection jury and members of their immediate families and households;(v) any of the 12 finalist projects from World Challenge 2005, 2006, 2007 and/or 2008 competitions; (vi) projects/small businesses run by anyone under the age of eighteen (18); (vii) projects or small businesses with involvement in the sectors of alcoholic drinks, weapons or weapon manufacture, tobacco or pornography, political and lobbying organisations and/or religious groups.

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Nominations must be received no later than midnight (GMT) 22nd May 2009. All nominations received thereafter will be invalid.