Wednesday, August 12, 2009

UN IPC-IG Humanizing Development Global Photography Campaign

How do you see development? How can you portrait the human face of the development processes? How do you show that development initiatives and programmes improve the lives of people? This Global Photography Campaign aims to show examples of people winning the battle against poverty, social exclusion and marginalization. It is intended to raise awareness of the successes in the development process. The campaign is intended to counterbalance the frequently shown images of desolation and despair. A photo gallery will to be permanently located at IPC-IG office and open for public visitation. A series of photo exhibitions will also be organized in several cities around the world. Everyone can and is strongly encouraged to participate in this global effort and contribute with a photograph. Join us now in showing development through a different lens! Let’s promote and share successful development initiatives!

The themes

This campaign will enable people to contribute photographs related to a wide array of development situations, such as:

* Overcoming poverty, social exclusion and marginalisation.
* Enlarging people's choices and supporting local development initiatives.
* Promoting self-esteem, confidence and hope.
* Building a brighter future and advancing human capacities.
* Fighting deprivation and expanding access to food, water, sanitation, education and health services for the poor.
* Eliminating gender inequalities in the labour market.
* Empowering women.
* Fighting discrimination, domestic violence, abuse and exploitation.
* Eliminating child labour and promoting decent work opportunities.
* Expanding access to education and improving its quality and social inclusiveness through innovative approaches.
* Innovative initiatives on local development, enhancing the participation of communities in decision processes.
* Enhancing women's potential and participation in development processes.
* Promoting women's leadership and equal opportunity to develop talents.
* Building democratic governance and developing institutions and processes that are more responsive to the needs of ordinary citizens, including the poor. Alleviating exclusion, suffering, injustice and waste caused by corruption.
* Empowering citizens to combat the destructive influence of corruption, entrenched networks and abuse of power.

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