At correspondents of the World we believe in the strength of supporting one another. We love to get in touch with other initiatives to benefit from each others experience, share ideas and connect different communities.
Female Change Agents
Every day social entrepreneurial women around the world challenge the status quo by moving out of their comfort zone, donating their time, talents and life experience to manifest a positive change in their communities. These women act rather than waiting for authorities to arrange things for them. They act, without making a big deal out of it.
The Female Change Agents movement initiated by Dutch storyteller Lisa Koolhoven, agile coach Michèle Twomey (South African) and creative educator Iris Hofstetter from Berlin, aims to make these social entrepreneurial women visible by telling and publishing their stories and to grow a network of female change agents who can support and inspire one another and the world with their stories.
The aim is to collect stories of women from 6 continents, whose work is connecting to one ore more of the 16 sustainable development goals (SDG's). 96 stories, and SDG's to connect on, so the Female Change Agents movement itself is contributing to SDG 17 Partnerships for the goals.
Sarthi is a Non Governmental Organization based in Karnal, Haryana, India that strives to build a society where empowered and educated youth improve their and others' lives and work towards forging a bond between humankind and the environment. Female foeticide, climate change, access to holistic education, menstrual hygiene and mental health further remain its core focus areas. Sarthi's projects align with UN SDGs of Quality Education, Gender Equality, Reduced Inequalities and Climate Action.
Advocacy, awareness generation and educating people about these issues on various platforms are the key mediums of changemaking that Sarthi has adopted.
Sarthi's vision is to empower, educate and aware masses regarding social challenges to make a more just and self-reliant society.
Sarthi currently boasts of 200 members, 10 team leaders with Ms Sanjoli and Ms Ananya Banerjee directing the NGO.
Global Issues Through Local Eyes
We are Correspondents of the World, an online platform where people from all over the world share their personal stories in relation to global development. We try to collect stories from people of all ages and genders, people with different social and religious backgrounds and people with all kinds of political opinions in order to get a fuller picture of what is going on behind the big news.
At Correspondents of the World we invite everyone to share their own story. This means we don't have professional writers or skilled interviewers. We believe that this approach offers a whole new perspective on topics we normally only read about in the news - if at all. If you would like to share your story, you can find more info here.
We acknowledge that the stories we collect will necessarily be biased. But so is news. Believing in the power of the narrative, our growing team of awesome editors helps correspondents to make sure that their story is strictly about their personal experience - and let that speak for itself.
At Correspondents of the World, we want to contribute to a better understanding of one another in a world that seems to get smaller by the day - but somehow neglects to bring people closer together as well. We think that one of the most frequent reasons for misunderstanding and unnecessarily heated debates is that we don't really understand how each of us is affected differently by global issues.
Our aim is to change that with every personal story we share.
Although we started just over a year ago, Correspondents of the World has a quickly growing community of correspondents - and a dedicated team of editors, translators and country managers.
Correspondents of the World is as much a community as an online platform. Please feel free to contact us for whatever reason!