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Sparks of Hope are grassroots organisations that embody the change The Elders want to see in the world. Each one tells an inspirational story of how incredible people across the globe are working for peace, health, justice and equality.

These organisations were brought together to honour the 100th anniversary of The Elders’ founder, Nelson Mandela. They form part of the #WalkTogether movement and The Elders continue to amplify their amazing work as shining examples of the values Madiba held dear.

Discover them all here.

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Bobbi Bear

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

The Equal Justice Initiative

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

RWAMREC

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

The Ethiopian Centre for Disability and Development

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

Child Rights and You (CRY)

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

Asian Peoples' Movement on Debt and Development

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

IRPAD

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

Safe Hands for Girls

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

Centre for Natural Resource Governance

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

Girls Not Brides

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

The Maharishi Institute

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

National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

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

Loja de Energias

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

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 ...

Food for All Africa

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

Guyana Animation Network

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

Young Urban Women’s Movement

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

All Out

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

Camfed

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

SeeBeyondBorders

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

Green Girls

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

The Equality Trust

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

Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum

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

Proximity Designs

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

Breakthrough

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

The Children’s Radio Foundation

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

SEWA

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

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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.

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