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Centre for Social Research

The Centre for Social Research, established in 1983, is an advocacy group for women based in New Delhi, India. The group tries to bring attention and justice to all marginalized and underprivileged areas of society. They offer services to women a ...

Cow protection movement

The cow protection movement is a predominantly Indian religious and political movement aiming to protect cows, whose slaughter has been broadly opposed by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Sikhs. While the opposition to slaughter of animals, including ...

Eka Movement

Eka Movement or Unity Movement is a peasant movement which surfaced in Hardoi, Bahraich and Sitapur during the end of 1921 by Madari Pasi, an offshoot of Non Cooperation Movement. The initial thrust was given by the leaders of Congress and Khilaf ...

Eki Movement

The beginning of the Eki Movement is generally attributed to the events at the Matrikund fair in Chittod. Here, a group of adivasis agreed to desist from paying taxes to jagirdars until the Maharana addressed the problems with the jagirdari system.

Gaali free India

Gaali free India is a social campaign against profanity and the use of abusive words. It started in 2016 with a motive to raise awareness among youth who are unable to control their feelings and find refuge in profanity to vent out their feelings ...

Honour for Women National Campaign

The Honour for Women National Campaign is a nationwide movement in India to end violence against women. The movement was founded by women’s rights activist Manasi Pradhan in the year 2009. Launched under the aegis of OYSS Women, the movement galv ...

I Will Go Out

I Will Go Out was a nationwide march carried on 21 January 2017 in India to demand womens right to fair and equitable access to public spaces. People marched across 30 cities and towns of India including Bengaluru, Delhi, Pune, Chennai, Mumbai, K ...

Mahad Satyagraha

Mahad Satyagraha or Chavdar Tale Satyagraha was a satyagraha led by B. R. Ambedkar on 20 March 1927 to allow untouchables to use water in a public tank in Mahad, Maharashtra, India. The day is observed as Social Empowerment day in India.

Manav Dharma Sabha

Manav Dharma Sabha was one of the earliest socio-religious reform organization in Gujarat and British India. It was founded on 22 June 1844 in Surat by Durgaram Manchharam Mehta, Dadoba Pandurang Tarkhadkar and a few others. The goals of the Sabh ...

Nagarik Seva Trust

Nagarika Seva Trust is an organisation that emerged between 1972-1973 in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka, India. It is essentially a social movement that has taken up various causes for the people in the region. They have organized beedi w ...

Nankar Rebellion

The Nankar rebellion was a peasant movement in the Sylhet District of East Pakistan which was organised on 18 August 1949. The Nankar custom was a system in which zamindars would give land to peasants, nankars, in exchange for food. The movement ...

Nupi Lan

Unlike many other Indian states, the women in Manipur always enjoy a special status in society and have always taken an active role in shaping the history of Manipur. Nupi Lan which loosely translates to women’s war in English is an important mov ...

Peoples science movement

The peoples science movement aims to popularise science and scientific outlook among common people. Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishad, Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti, Assam Science Society, Bigyan Prachar Samithy, We the Sapiens and the All India Peopl ...

Pink Chaddi Campaign

The Pink Chaddi Campaign is a nonviolent protest movement launched by Consortium of Pub-Going, Loose and Forward Women in February 2009 in response to notable incidences of violent conservative and right-wing activism against perceived violations ...

Ready To Wait campaign

The Ready To Wait campaign is a social movement initiated in September 2016 by a group of female devotees of Lord Ayyappa from India, as a response to a petition filed in the Supreme Court by womens groups to demand right to enter the Sabarimala ...

Self-Respect Movement

The Self-Respect Movement is a South Asian movement with the aim of achieving a society where backward castes have equal human rights, and encouraging backward castes to have self-respect in the context of a caste-based society that considered th ...

Uttarakhand Solidarity Network

The Uttarakhand Solidarity Network, is at once an electronic network of individuals, a working committee, and a group of web sites dedicated to political, economic, environmental, cultural and social justice issues in the Uttarakhand state of Ind ...

The Singing Voice of Japan

The singing voice of Japan is the name of a social and political movement that emerged after World War II in Japan and based on musical and choral activities of the working class of the entire nation. On the ideological position of communism or d ...

Gerakan Harapan Baru

The New Hope Movement or simply known as GHB, was a social movement in Malaysia. The movement was launched by G18 led by former PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu at a hotel in downtown Kuala Lumpur on 13 July 2015. The G18 is the former moderate ...

1969 Mass uprising in East Pakistan

The 1969 uprising in East Pakistan was a democratic political movement in East Pakistan. The uprising consisted of a series of mass demonstrations and sporadic conflicts between government armed forces and the demonstrators. Although the unrest b ...

The Institute for Social Movements, Pakistan

The Institute for Social Movements, Pakistan was first of its kind institution in Sindh, Pakistan that clubbed together social movements studies, activism and research. Established by prominent activists, journalists, development professionals an ...

Khanyisile Motsa

Khanyisile Motsa is a humanitarian working to improve living conditions for South African children. Also known as Mam Khanyi, she founded Home of Hope for Girls HoH in Johannesburg in 2002 after opening her home to young girls fleeing prostitutio ...

PASSOP

People Against Suffering, Oppression and Poverty is a community-based, grass roots non-profit organisation devoted to fighting for the rights of asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants in Cape Town, South Africa. PASSOP believes in and advocates ...

South African Unemployed Peoples Movement

The South African Unemployed Peoples Movement is a social movement with branches in Durban, Grahamstown and Limpopo Province in South Africa. It is often referred to as the Unemployed Peoples Movement or UPM. The organisation is strongly critical ...

Bu-Ma Democratic Protests

The Bu-Ma Democratic Protests against the Yushin regime, took place between 16 and 20 October 1979 in Busan and Masan, South Korea). Students from Pusan National University began demonstrations calling for the abolition of the Yushin regime. On 1 ...

Minjung

Minjung is a Korean word that combines the two hanja characters min and jung. Min is from "인민 may be translated as "people" and jung is from "대중 which translated as "public". Thus, minjung can be translated to mean "the masses" or "the people ...

Peoples Tribunal on War Crimes by South Korean Troops during the Vietnam War

The Peoples Tribunal on War Crimes by South Korean Troops during the Vietnam War was a citizens tribunal organised by South Korean social organizations including Minbyun, Korea-Vietnam Peace Foundation, The Korean Council for the Women Drafted fo ...

Undongkwon

Undongkwon or Undonggwon, which refers to "the movement sphere" in Korean, is a term associated with the Minjung movement in South Korea during the 1970s and the 1980s. The Minjung movement was a social movement that recognized the people who wer ...

Movida viguesa

The Movida viguesa was an important youth cultural movement that took place in Vigo, Spain during the 1980s, coinciding with the Movida Madrileña. By the late seventies, the industrial port city of Vigo suffered high levels of youth unemployment ...

Borotba

The Association" Struggle” is a left-wing organization operating in Odessa and Kharkiv, Kyiv, and Dnipropetrovsk in Ukraine.

Dictatorship Resistance Committee

The Dictatorship Resistance Committee) was an alliance in Ukraine formed by several parliamentary factions, political parties and opposition activist groups that opposed the Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Parliamentary members of the alli ...

Peoples Committee to Protect Ukraine

The Peoples Committee to Protect Ukraine was a political movement in Ukraine formed May 2010. The committee intended to hold a mass protest campaign in Ukraine against the policies of President Viktor Yanukovych, who ultimately fled amid violence ...

Anti-nuclear movement in the United Kingdom

The anti-nuclear movement in the United Kingdom consists of groups who oppose nuclear technologies such as nuclear power and nuclear weapons. Many different groups and individuals have been involved in anti-nuclear demonstrations and protests ove ...

United States anti-abortion movement

The United States anti-abortion movement contains elements opposing induced abortion on both moral and sectarian grounds and supports its legal prohibition or restriction. Advocates generally argue that human life begins at conception and that th ...

Anti-nuclear movement in the United States

The anti-nuclear movement in the United States consists of more than 80 anti-nuclear groups that oppose nuclear power, nuclear weapons, and/or uranium mining. These have included the Abalone Alliance, Clamshell Alliance, Committee for Nuclear Res ...

Compulsory public education in the United States

The movement for compulsory public education in the United States began in the early 1920s. It started with the Smith-Towner bill, a bill that would eventually establish the National Education Association and provide federal funds to public schoo ...

Double-duty dollar

The term double duty dollar was used in the United States from the early 1900s through the early 1960s, to express the notion that dollars spent with businesses that hired African Americans "simultaneously purchased a commodity and advanced the r ...

Lords Acre Movement

The Lords Acre Movement is an international social movement that originated in Bluffton, Georgia in 1922, when Rev. Henry M. Melton asked each of the farmers in his congregation to set aside one acre of farmland, donating the proceeds of "the Lor ...

Australian Volunteers International

Australian Volunteers International or AVI recruits skilled professionals from Australia to work with partner organisations in Asia, the Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Its work focuses on reducing poverty, promoting human rights and gender ...

Conservation Volunteers Australia

Conservation Volunteers Australia is an Australian not-for-profit conservation organisation that attracts and co-ordinates volunteers for environmental restoration projects.

Minister for Seniors and Volunteering

Minister for Seniors and Ageing and Minister for Volunteering are positions in the government of Western Australia, currently held by Mick Murray of the Labor Party. The position of "Minister for the Aged" was first created in 1984, for the gover ...

Sea Spurge Remote Area Teams

Sea Spurge Remote Area Teams is an environment care group founded in 2007, using a volunteer adventure conservation model. The initial primary purpose of the group, made up of a number of teams, is to remove the invasive sea spurge flowering plan ...

Voluntary Service Detachment

The Voluntary Service Detachments were offshoots of the Australian Red Cross Societys South Australian and Western Australian divisions formed shortly before the outbreak of World War II. Their aim was to train and co-ordinate women volunteers as ...

Volunteer Defence Corps (Australia)

The Volunteer Defence Corps was an Australian part-time volunteer military force of World War II modelled on the British Home Guard. The VDC was established in July 1940 by the Returned and Services League of Australia and was initially composed ...

Volunteer Calgary

Volunteer Calgary is a volunteer centre based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The main role of this volunteer centre is to provide service to the non-profit community in Calgary and help to promote and encourage volunteerism in the city.

Volunteer Richmond Information Services

Volunteer Richmond Information Services is a non-profit agency based in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, where it serves a dual role as a volunteer centre and a source for community information.

Kar Sevak

A kar sevak is someone who offers services for free to a religious cause. The term is derived from the Sanskrit words kar and sevak. "Kar seva" was the free voluntary work done by Sikhs in 1984 to restore the Golden temple at Amritsar that had be ...

Alpine Association of Slovenia

The Alpine Association of Slovenia is the association of volunteer Alpine clubs providing the conditions for the development and exercising of mountaineering and hill walking in Slovenia and abroad. It is among the Slovenian non-governmental orga ...

Slovene Wikipedia

The Slovene Wikipedia is the Slovene-language edition of the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia. It has been active since 26 February 2002. In July 2007, it has reached 50.000 articles. As of April 2020, it has about 168.000 articles. Wikipedia i ...

Come Back Alive

Come Back Alive is a Ukrainian non-governmental organization that help Ukrainian soldiers in the war in Donbass on the basis of crowdfunding. It belongs to the biggest such organizations and specializes in technical support, especially in thermog ...