#WalkTogether and share a #SparkofHope

continue Mandela’s long walk to freedom

The Elders, with partner civil society networks, chose to honour the 100th anniversary of their founder, Nelson Mandela, by celebrating 100 Sparks of Hope. These are grassroots organisations working for the freedoms that unite societies – peace, health, justice and equality.

Launched in July 2017, the WalkTogether movement travelled across the globe in the lead up to Madiba’s 100th anniversary with The Elders shining a light on Sparks of Hope. Through their deeds and the values they demonstrate, each Spark of Hope organisation, in their own way, is continuing Mandela’s long walk to freedom.

Read their stories, and the 100 ideas for a freer, fairer world the Elders want to see.

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The Equal Justice Initiative

Direct criminal justice policy and practises to remove racial biases from criminal justice systems to overcome ...

Asian Peoples' Movement on Debt and Development

Fight rising inequality in Asia by ensuring policy places the burden of environmental and social risk ...

All Out

Connect oppressed LGBT groups to a larger global movement to create international pressures that helps to ...

The Equality Trust

Attack the root causes of economic inequality through public awareness of the explicit reforms required to ...

Proximity Designs

Engage the rural poor in building human centred systems that meet their needs and empower them ...

SeeBeyondBorders

Improve the quality and value of education systems in all countries through supportive networks of teachers ...

The Ethiopian Centre for Disability and Development

Consider people with disabilities in all aspects of society and public services, so that their needs ...

Guyana Animation Network

Create new learning ecosystems that empower young people to find creative routes to employment in roles ...

The Children’s Radio Foundation

Give young people public platforms to be heard on the local political, civic and social issues ...

Child Rights and You (CRY)

Provide funding and capacity to ensure all children complete their education before entering the labour force.

National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

Review legislation that criminalises same sex relationships to ensure all people have equal rights under the ...

Young Urban Women’s Movement

Allocate public services and social security to recognise unpaid care work undertaken by women.

Safe Hands for Girls

Change cultural norms in all countries and diaspora communities practising female genital mutilation by convening survivors ...

Food for All Africa

Scale and systemise food redistribution schemes to direct unwanted food products to those in need, reducing ...

The Maharishi Institute

Ensure access to quality higher education is accessible for young adults disadvantaged by historical inequities in ...

RWAMREC

Engage men directly to change the cultural norms that prevent women from realising their full participation ...

Bobbi Bear

Provide training and resources within health, justice and education systems to identify, protect and care for ...

SEWA

Organise and empower women working in the informal sector to build their leadership, collective strength and ...

Girls Not Brides

Use collective power across cultures to fight the long held cultural beliefs and practices that keep ...

IRPAD

Empower small-scale farmers and sustainable agro-ecology, ensuring they can access land and markets, to build equality ...

Breakthrough

Model new norms for valuing women equally by engaging young people in mixed gender social and ...

Loja de Energias

Scale and systemise the building of sustainable energy microsystems, run by rural women, creating jobs and ...

Camfed

Build national systems to provide high quality, free education for all girls, including mechanisms for alumni ...

Green Girls

Invest in local, decentralised sustainable energy schemes in poor communities, designed and run by trained women ...

Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum

Guarantee the livelihoods of local subsistence communities by strengthening policy and providing resources to enforce limitations ...

Africans Rising for peace, justice and equality

Leverage networks to strengthen the voices of ordinary people in Africa, creating space for civil society ...

Callisto

Scale up the prevalence of sexual assault reporting platforms that empower victims to take control of ...

Centre for Natural Resource Governance

Empower local communities in resource rich areas to enforce reinvestment and environmental governance by extractive industries.

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Show you #WalkTogether with a #SparkofHope. Each Spark of Hope represents one of 100 Ideas for a Freer, Fairer World that the #WalkTogether campaign will present to world leaders later this year, recognising all supporters who post a video.

#WalkTogether and share a #SparkofHope