What’s on the web?
The 4WardEver Team regularly scan the web and other resources for websites that our readers are likely to find of interest.
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StopWatch (Stop and search campaign)
Since forming in 2010, StopWatch led wide-ranging campaign against the disproportionate use of stop and search, the increasing use of exceptional stop and search powers and the weakening of accountability mechanisms. This includes legal and policy analysis, media coverage and commentary, political advocacy, litigation, submissions to national and international organisations and community organising.
People’s Justice (Community control and police accountability
Peoples’ Justice was initiated by the New York City Coalition Against Police Brutality (CAPB) and allies. They are a coalition of NYC-based grassroots organizations that have joined forces to win community control and police accountability.
Eurochips (the European Network for children of imprisoned parents)
The European Network for Children of Imprisoned Parents (EUROCHIPS), funded by the Bernard van Leer Foundation, is a European-wide initiative on behalf of children with an imprisoned parent. With their network of European partners active within prison-related, child’s rights and child-welfare fields, they seek to boost awareness and achieve new ways of thinking, acting and interacting on issues concerning prisoners’ children.
Nelson Mandela Childrens Fund
The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund strives to change the way society treats its children and youth. This long-term vision captures the central role society plays in shaping children’s lives. The absolute belief that all children should enjoy the absence of hunger, abuse, exploitation and homelessness, underpinned by a clear notion that the eradication of poverty and its systemic causes are the ultimate desired change.
This is a project run by journalist Charlie Mole to encourage whistleblowers to lift the lid on corruption, bullying and general bad behavior in public or private organisations. Anonymity is guaranteed and all information supplied will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Tottenham Rights : The Monitoring Group
The Monitoring Group was established in Southall (west London), in the early 1980’s, by community campaigners and lawyers who wished to challenge the growth of racism in the locality. They have become a leading anti-racist charity that promotes civil rights. They operate across England & Wales via a network of satellite offices based in Bradford, Manchester, Nottingham, Plymouth, Southall and Southampton and London.
The Edge Fund
Edge Fund is a grant-making body with a difference. It is committed to removing as many barriers to funding as possible. Barriers include: funding being restricted to people in ‘the right networks’; groups and communities not knowing that the funding exists; groups and communities with language and literacy issues; the need to complete complex, written application and reporting forms that often use jargon; and organisations and activists being regarded as ‘too radical’.