Armchair Activism - Global Campaigns to Support

Why does armchair activism matter?

In June 2021 we hosted our Wednesday Wisdom session and shared our thoughts on Why Armchair Activism Matters with participants from the UK, US, and Brazil.  


We heard some great views and options that really got us thinking.  We all believed armchair activism is an important stepping stone and a great ‘entry’ point on the activism journey. 


We noted we all need to be careful to not dismiss it as ‘not enough‘  as people do need to start somewhere, and it’s better to make it easy for people to engage in activism activities that suit their lifestyle. 


Take a look at the campaigns below and show your support, sign a petition, donate to a worthy cause, or take to social media and let others know about the causes you care about.  We’ve also included links to campaigns that you can attend in person, and we’ve updated this page to reflect the campaigns calling for a peaceful resolution  between Russia and the Ukraine. 

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ACTIVISM NOW: SUPPORT ANTI-WAR CAMPAIGNS & DONATE TO CHARITIES SUPPORTING THE UKRAINIAN PEOPLE

This section has been added to reflect recent world events and the devastating conflict happening in the Ukraine, initiated by Russia. Nobody wants World War 3 – we must put an end to this now. 

Please support in any way you, no contribution is too small. 

Check out a list of places that are accepting donations of all ins to help those being displaced by the war here

Find your Mutual Aid Collection Point in Barnet, London here

Military action in 2022 has forced upwards of 1.7 million people to flee Ukraine. They join almost three million people already in need of humanitarian assistance across the country following years of conflict, including 850,000 internally displaced people.

More about UNHCR here

Donate to the UNHCR here

You can Donate to DEC charities are in Ukraine and neighbouring countries meeting the needs of all refugees and displaced people  here

You can Donate to UniCef a charity that is helping  children that are displaced by fleeing conflict zones in the Ukraine here

JOIN A PROTEST you can find out where meetups are happening across the UK here

*links are not endorsements of political party leaders position on the war

PROTEST the war, share and communicate with others vital information for protestors to get involved in peaceful protests. 

Code Pink Petition calls On President Biden to Agree the Minsk Agreement is the path to peace! SIGN HERE

Global Day of Action: Sunday, March 6th, 2022

Stop the War in Ukraine. Russian Troops Out. No to NATO expansion. 

FIND EVENTS NEAR YOU 

This video has proven to be helpful in giving context and understanding of the war between Russia and Ukraine. 

Why is Ukraine the West’s Fault? Featuring John Mearsheimer
(note: this was published 25 Sept 2015)

Please comment below if you have any other resources that you feel will be helpful for helping others understand why this conflict is happening 7-years on as predicted in the video presentation. 

FASHION ACTIVISM CAMPAIGNS

FASHION REVOLUTION campaign for a clean, safe, fair, transparent and accountable fashion industry. 

FASHION REVOLUTION campaign for a clean, safe, fair, transparent and accountable fashion industry. 

The #PayUp campaign formed in March 2020 out of the fashion industry’s catastrophic decision to refuse payment for completed clothing orders heading into the COVID-19 pandemic.


Sign the #PayUp Petition to hold brands accountable and build a fair future for garment workers in 7 Actions. 

The Bangladesh garment industry has a long history of factory incidents. The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, created after the Rana Plaza collapse of 2013, has made a real change by making factories safer. The current agreement will run out by the end of May 2021. Action is needed to protect progress made for workplace safety. 

Find out more about the Bangladesh Accord

Use social media to share this video and use the hashtags #protectprogress and #RanaPlazaNeverAgain. 

India is facing an unprecedented crisis. Citizens and frontline workers are fighting the second wave of COVID-19 directly and indirectly, by tackling the virus, and indirectly trying not to collapse under the immense pressure on an already fragile healthcare system.

Read the Cotton Diaries | India to find out more about the issues garment workers are facing during the pandemic  

Share these premade assets across your social media and help raise awareness.

 

Because of the covid pandemic small factories like Jacobs Well have been impacted by local lockdowns and reduced orders. 

There are no government support schemes so businesses are still recovering from the impact of the last 2 years.

DONATE HERE 

ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM CAMPAIGNS

PROTECTING THE FUTURE OF LIFE ON EARTH …means stopping the mass damage and destruction of ecosystems taking place globally.  The term used to describe this serious harm to nature ecocide.

SIGN THE PETITION 


Right now, in most of the world, no-one is held responsible for damage done to the earth. 

It’s time to change the rules.  It’s time to make ecocide an international crime.

Together with lawyers, diplomats and civil society, ECOCIDE are working towards amending the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court to include a crime of Ecocide. 

Support the PETITION 

Discover the latest Campaigns at EarthDay.org 

Find a campaign that matters to you and show your support. 

The Rethink Plastic alliance works with European decision-makers to design and deliver policies solutions for a future free from plastic pollution.

They are calling  for urgent action in 3 key areas: reduction, redesign and better management of plastics.

TAKE ACTION – and share your Pledge of Support 

The Paid to Pollute campaign is taking the UK Government to court to stop it paying out billions of pounds to big polluters in the gas and oil industry.

TAKE ACTION NOW

Call on the UK government to: reject new and recently approved oil and gas field, tax big polluters and support oil/gas industry workers to transition to renewable energy.

SIGN THE PETITION

DO YOU HAVE A CAMPAIGN YOU WANT FEATURED?

Send us the details and official pages so we can check the campaigns are legitimate.  We will endeavour to get it listed on this page, which is designed to be a simple quick and easy resource.  

Our main focus is Fashion Activism, Environmental Activism, Supporting Women and Social Activism & Welfare in response to COVID-19. 

SUPPORTING WOMEN

All too often, there is no justice for women and girls affected by violence.

But around the world, there are heroes in communities, law firms and police stations who are fighting to fix broken legal systems that protect abusers and punish survivors. These heroes include lawyers sacrificing their fees to help women access justice in Ghana and feminist school graduates in Jordan who are demanding change. 

Will you join ActionAid in supporting campaigners across the world who are putting the power back in the hands of women and girls who survive violence? 

SIGN THE PETITION 




Native American tribes and communities are struggling to properly fund tribal law enforcement agencies, which leads to increased amounts of violence on tribal lands. 

American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) women experience violence at much higher rates than the national average, while they represent 2% of the population. 

SIGN THE PETITION 


USA COVID SUPPORT

Help Lighthouse and their Oakland County partners ensure no person goes hungry or without a roof over their head during this community crisis. 

*This Campaign was brought to our awareness and put forward by one of our US based Wednesday Wisdom Members 

In the era of COVID-19, providing shelter for those without homes is vital to the health of all.

In Community Forward SF currently houses 265 San Franciscans who would otherwise be on the streets and at great risk of contracting and spreading the virus.

Show Your Support & Donate What You Can

*This Campaign was brought to our awareness and put forward by one of our US based Wednesday Wisdom Members 

For the third year in a row, eight local nonprofits are working together through the HandUp Detroit Collaborative to raise critical funds for the homeless. People seeking services often cross county and city lines, and these Detroit and Oakland County nonprofits often serve the same people who continue to seek help. By partnering with each other instead of competing, the HandUp Detroit Collaborative is creating a better way to meet the basic needs of people in their region experiencing poverty.

Donate What You Can 

*This Campaign was brought to our awareness and put forward by one of our US based Wednesday Wisdom Members 

 

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