#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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GirlTrek

Encourage and create spaces for self-organised networks to inspire poor and overlooked communities to exercise collectively ...

Moms Rising

Activate citizen participation platforms to lift the voices for those who are alienated from decision making ...

Fossil Free

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

Remote Area Medical

Invest in the basic health needs of poor communities in all countries using the legal aid ...

Callisto

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

City Health Works

Invest in networks of paid community carers in developed countries, targeting poor and isolated chronic illness ...

Earth Guardians

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

The Florence Project

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

Campaign for Migrant Worker Justice

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

The Equal Justice Initiative

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

Crisis Text Line

Provide trained psycho-social counsellors via mobile text-based platforms to increase the likelihood of younger generations seeking ...

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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