What is it?

S4G, the un-mediated, not moderated social platform

Have you ever thought you have something to “express” with a social dimension but never had the opportunity to do it?

Then S4G is what you are looking for:

  • Open, unrestricted and easy to use
  • Three mediums to choose from: TEXT, VIDEO, PHOTO
  • A way to express your ideas, reflections and expertise, on social issues and broader development and society at large
  • You do not need to be an expert but just passionate about what you share

Latest Sharings

Beyond neutrality: alternative forms of humanitarian action (ODI Event 1st Dec)

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The Humanitarian Policy Group organized on Thursday 1 December a discussion with a range of experts to explore consistent challenges and new developments associated with the principles and ethics of humanitarian action in key conflicts of 2022.

Southeast Asia MPs urge new Malaysian government to realize the people’s aspirations for genuine reforms

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JAKARTA – Parliamentarians from Southeast Asia welcome the formation of a unity government in Malaysia led by Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim after the results of the 19 November general elections led to a hung parliament, and urge it to work towards realizing the citizenry’s aspirations for genuine democratic reforms.

European Green Deal: Putting an end to wasteful packaging, boosting reuse and recycling

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30th nov. The European Commission is proposing new EU-wide rules on packaging, to tackle this constantly growing source of waste and of consumer frustration. On average, each European generates almost 180 kg of packaging waste per year.

The Global State of Democracy 2022: Forging Social Contracts in a time of Discontent

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The fourth edition of International IDEA’s Global State of Democracy report comes at a time when democracy is under assault around the world. Beyond the lingering pandemic, today’s wars, and a looming global recession lies the challenge of climate and the multi-fold consequences for democratic governance.

Defining Women’s Economic Empowerment and Resilience (Written by Louise Anten, Women Win)

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Women’s economic empowerment (WEE) basically means enabling women to earn a decent living. It has taken on a variety of definitions and sometimes, even at the highest levels, is used without definition (e.g. the Beijing Platform for Action, or the 2017 UN High Level Panel reports on WEE). Proponents differ in defining the how and why to achieve WEE. How to tackle the wicked problems of poverty....

Interceptions at sea and returns of migrants and refugees to Libya constitute a crime against humanity

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The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), with the support of Sea-Watch, has filed a Communication to the International Criminal Court (ICC) concerning the commission of crimes against humanity against migrants and refugees who have been intercepted at sea and systematically returned to and detained in Libya.

The HU named UNESCO Artist for Peace

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This Friday, 25 November, Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, will name the Mongolian heavy metal band The HU as UNESCO Artist for Peace at a ceremony at the Organization's Headquarters.

Social Europe Conference on the future of social protection and the welfare state (1st Dec, 2022)

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“Social Europe is the answer!": Register for the Social Europe Conference on the future of social protection and the welfare state co-organised by SOLIDAR and Social Platform.

ILO: Jobs in Asia and the Pacific record modest recovery while future growth prospects remain challenging

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Region’s labour market yet to get back on pre-crisis track while clear need exists to drive decent work in sectors employing the majority of workers.

PEOPLE POWERED NOV UPDATE: November news: Lessons from Brazil & Chile, research grants, new team members

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In this month’s newsletter: Why the new Chilean constitution was rejected and what we can learn from it Ollin founder joins People Powered staff Five global leaders join the People Powered board Meet the recipients of our first research grants Featured resources What we’re reading Upcoming events Funding opportunities What to do

Ford Foundation Launches $80 Million Initiative to Bolster Civil Society in the Global South

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New York, NY - October 4, 2022 — The Ford Foundation today announced an $80 million program to build the resilience of civil society organizations in the Global South. Developed with partners in eight regions in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, Weaving Resilience will strengthen and connect civil society organizations and movements on the frontlines of the fight for social justice.

Global Forum against Racism and Discrimination 2022

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The second edition of the Global Forum against Racism and Discrimination - The Road towards a Rights-based Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic - will be held in Mexico City, Mexico, on 28-29 November 2022.

The People’s Charter for an Eco-Social World

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The People’s Charter for an Eco-Social World comes from the People’s Global Summit, ‘Co-Building a New Eco-Social World: Leaving No One Behind’, held online on 29 June – 2 July 2022. It is a living document and reference point that will grow as the world’s populations share their solutions to our joint challenges, so all people can live with confidence, security, and peace in a sustainable world.

Inaugural lecture by Andrew Fischer( ISS): Thursday 1 Dec 2022, 16:00 - 18:00, STANDARD EUROPEAN TIME

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n his lecture, 'The dialectic of development and dependency: Philosophical reflections and redistributive imperatives', Fischer will argue that a massive scaling up of redistribution is essential to face the scale of global challenges in a highly unequal world, from the ongoing needs of development to climate change.

Reflecting on the links between the death penalty and gender-based violence

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Today, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, through the testimony of representatives of abolitionist member and partner organizations, wishes to raise awareness of the links between the death penalty and violence against women and gender minorities and call out the unjust and inhumane nature of the death penalty.

Statement: Push forward — act now to end violence against women and girls

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Statement by Sima Bahous, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2022

ACTIONAID: Historic shift towards a more democratic, transparent, and fair financial architecture

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Despite the intense lobbying by the OECD countries to stop it, the resolution submitted by Nigeria on behalf of the 54-member African group of states, mandating the UN to take on a global tax leadership role was adopted by consensus on 23 November!

Together for Implementation: a COP27 message from the Champions

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COP27 took on an incredibly challenging agenda: loss and damage, adaptation, implementation and climate finance. These issues are not technical, but are the defining issues of our time. It was the COP’s duty to deliver – particularly given the negotiations were in Africa – where people are feeling the impacts of climate change the most, yet have done the least to cause it.

FROM THE FRONTLINES THE WOMEN ACTIVISTS FIGHTING FOR EQUALITY AMID CRISIS

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This year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is a renewed effort to call attention to the most pervasive breach of human rights worldwide. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet 16 of the millions of changemakers, partners and advocates who tirelessly fight to make a difference from the frontlines of crises.

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