acTVism Munich is a non-profit, independent, grass-roots online media organisation working in both German and English. In order to preserve its independence, acTVism deliberately refuses to accept donations from companies and government funding, largely financing itself through donations and membership fees. acTVism Munich produces comprehensive and freely accessible information, e.g. in the form of video reports, it organises panel discussions and debates, translates articles and videos from English into German, and publishes guest articles. Its goal is to inform the general public, make reports on topics of social significance available and to promote decision-making processes. acTVism encourages social diversity and it offers a platform to investigative journalists, academics, analysts, activists, artists, and to people who are affected by or committed to these issues.
acTVism Munich’s long-term vision is to become a multilingual online media organisation, able to cover diverse perspectives, operate investigative projects and establish a global network. Furthermore, it provides up-to-date coverage of reports and it also seeks to place a greater focus on arts and culture.
acTVism places particular importance on topics which relate to social, economic and ecological equality and thus offers a platform to progressive activists, who are working for improvement of society. These include activists from climate change and anti-war movements, human rights lawyers, etc. acTVism also organises multicultural events, such as “Pakistani on the Menu” to help promote empathy and understanding between different nationalities, religions and ethnicities.
Liberating people from bonded labour in Chennai, India
The knodel foundation supports a project by International Justice Mission (IJM) in Chennai, India, that intends to free people from bonded labour and to create a legal system, which takes care of everybody.
Protecting minors from sex trafficking in Mumbai, India
The knodel foundation supports an IJM project that is helping to rectify weaknesses in the existing legal system and is thus contributing to ending the sex trafficking of minors.
“weltwärts” – voluntary services for young adults in development cooperation projects
The knodel foundation supports the Eine Welt Netz NRW e.V. in sending young people as volunteers across the world as part of its “weltwärts” programme.
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