#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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IRA Mauritania

Expose modern day slavery and use international courts to challenge the impunity surrounding this injustice against ...

HAkA

Bring local communities, government and technical experts together to enforce the law, and restore and protect ...

Level

Embed training for law enforcement and justice workers into justice systems to overcome embedded inequality and ...

Forum for Nation Building Nepal

Provide legal assistance for the poor to access their right to reconstruction support following natural disasters.

Agrupación Defensa y Conservación Maule Mataquito

Bring all sectors together to value conservation of areas of unique biodiversity and build equitable administration ...

Namati

Provide a platform for effective collaboration to deliver legal aid and access to justice for all ...

Al Bedaiah

Support robust, secure platforms to give voice and international exposure to journalists and human rights defenders ...

Corporación Justicia y Libertad

Organise and educate itinerant agricultural workers on their employment rights so that they have the collective ...

The Guerrilla Foundation

Empower grassroots activists with greater autonomy on the direction of funding to support movement building and ...

Front Line Defenders

Leverage international pressure to protect and support human rights defenders at risk in their home countries.

EarthRights International

Ensure there is clear regulation on natural resource use that explicitly respects the links between human ...

"The Awakening"

Promote policy to outlaw violence against women and provide access to care and legal protections for ...

My Choices Foundation

Devise community based safe environments to bring survivors, perpetrators and law enforcement together to agree holistic ...

Campaign for Migrant Worker Justice

Extend the protection of employment law to seasonal migrant agricultural workers employed in the USA and ...

Kav LaOved

Provide legal aid services to assist migrant workers in redressing exploitation by employers and authorities, and ...

Women’s Justice Initiative

Invest in training and building paralegal networks to reach remote communities, ensuring all people can access ...

Nossas

Use technology to empower all people to take action against state violence, by providing tools for ...

Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia

Provide funding and capacity to empower poor communities to hold polluters accountable for actions that impact ...

Earth Guardians

Provide young people with the tools to demand climate justice through legal action and advocacy targeting ...

Pilier aux Femmes Vulnérables Actives

Empower survivors of sexual violence in conflict zones to take action against perpetrators securely, and end ...

Fossil Free

Connect campaigners and build support around the world to shift public and private finance flows from ...

MicroJustice Argentina

Make citizenship and identity rights accessible from birth, to ensure no-one is excluded from vital services ...

Project 189

Advocate for policy in the middle east to protect marginalised low-paid workers from abusive employment practises ...

The Florence Project

Provide free legal aid to ensure incarcerated migrants, especially children, realise their rights to fair treatment ...

IMPACT Kenya

Secure resources for legal empowerment of indigenous peoples to address their land, water and cultural rights ...

The Women’s Law Centre

Disrupt the culture of silence surrounding violence against women in patriarchal societies, by providing free legal ...

Movimento Ipereg Ayu

Educate, consult and connect indigenous groups with decision makers determining environmental policy and land use in ...

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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