Making the Connection for #SocialGood

Empowering Women and Girls

It’s very inspiring to see how people across the spectrum around the world, are using technology and social media to make connection & do social good. They are using different platforms to educate, empower women and girls, spreading the buzz, connecting displaced people, and more. One thing they share in common – is the ability to make a change.

The starting point of any conversation. Why are we doing this?

Geena Davis @GDIGM at #socialgood: “When are we going to get over the idea that it is shocking that women can do things?” @mashable…
UN_Women
September 20, 2011
Geena Davis @GDIGM at #socialgood: “Kids need to see entertainment where females are valued as much as males.” @mashable @unfoundation
UN_Women
September 20, 2011
Guterres -The most nobel part of our job is to help refugees unite, go back home. #socialgood @refugees
melissarfleming
September 20, 2011
.@womenwarpeace: “It’s not just a question of who’s watching media, it’s an issue of who’s talking. We’ve only heard from men.” #socialgood
lionozion
September 20, 2011
@TheMandyMoore says startling statistics & tidbits are great way to spread awareness on malaria through social media #socialgood
USAID
September 20, 2011
Geena Davis @GDIGM at #socialgood: “Gender portrayls influence aspirations. If they can see it, they can be it” @mashable @unfoundation
UN_Women
September 20, 2011
A bed net can protect a family of 4 for up to 3 years (@TheMandyMoore + @ashong are showing+telling!) #socialgood
unfoundation
September 20, 2011
#SocialGood @ABurak on how gaming can be used to make social good changes…in this case for girls & women. Teaching via data.
mgyerman
September 20, 2011
@TheMandyMoore Totally agree about teaching kids about things like malaria in school. Why isn’t this being taught now? #SocialGood
johnrougeux
September 20, 2011
Every 45 seconds a child dies of malaria… #SocialGood let’s change that…now @nothingbutnets @themandymoore
WaterIsHumanity
September 20, 2011

This is interesting.

@GeenaDavis: “All we’ve since we have been kids is pretty unbalanced, female characters don’t do very much.” #socialgood
laurahallen
September 20, 2011
@GeenaDavis: Kids internalize fictional roles & can’t imagine what they don’t see (like woman who’s a mathematician & baker) #socialgood
EmilyMcKhann
September 20, 2011
Brian Gott & Geena Davis speaking at @Mashable #SocialGood about the influence of media on women & girls http://ow.ly/6AwLB #fem
emilyslist
September 21, 2011

How can we move people to do something?

It’s the stories that motivate us. @livestrong acaba de lanzar campaña en Mexico en busca de historias de cancer #socialgood
aniacalderon
September 20, 2011
The power of personal stories @LIVESTRONG trains cancer survivors to tell their stories so others are encouraged to seek help. #socialgood
itsjen923
September 20, 2011
Geena Davis (@GDIGM) and @PaulaKerger are speaking on girls & storytelling in film and gaming #SocialGood. Check it out! http://ow.ly/6zV2r
girlscouts
September 20, 2011
“Sharing these compelling, heartbreaking stories is key to getting ppl engaged.” –Paula Kerger, CEO of PBS on @WomenWarPeace #socialgood
jwby
September 20, 2011
“If you teach people to share their survivor stories, you encourage more to get screened early” @LIVESTRONG #socialgood #unai
ImpactUN
September 20, 2011

Who else can help? People, people, people – including celebrities. They can give more leg for a cause.

Game Set Match! – Tennis ace @serenawilliams is @UNICEF”s newest Goodwill Ambassador http://t.co/WBuejQn5 – #socialgood
UNICEF
September 20, 2011
“Every 45 seconds, a child dies of Malaria”-@TheMandyMoore startling statistic can be changed by sending a net @nothingbutnets #socialgood
GirlsWhoRockNY
September 20, 2011
@TheMandyMoore is very inspiring, and it’s nice to see she is using her fame for good. @nothingbutnets #socialgood
elainefrances
September 20, 2011
What I appreciate about @TheMandyMoore’s celebrity activism: she didn’t try to bs an answer to my question & asked for help. #socialgood
abmakulec
September 20, 2011
Video: @TheMandyMoore talks with @MTVAct about #socialgood, @nothingbutnets, and how we can work together to #endmalaria http://ow.ly/6AHqY
nothingbutnets
September 21, 2011

Together, we, the people have the power to make the change.

Q @WomenWarPeace: Do you have any plans for utilizing social media to tell women’s side of war? #SocialGood
AdriNFletcher
September 20, 2011
“It’s about getting the facts out there to be retweeted & keeping the dialogue going.” -@TheMandyMoore #socialgood
socialgood
September 20, 2011

Change the game.

@ABurak – Game of Change – what we are talking about is not a game but we can use gaming to engage and change perception #socialgood #pbs
jtdrury
September 20, 2011
“Change happens when people involve themselves in movements from which they have nothing 2 gain.” @abigaildisney #socialgood @WomenWarPeace
WaterProofWeb
September 20, 2011
watch NOW this panel so fascinating #socialgood @abigaildisney @GDIGM @ASherinian @paulakerger @PBS @aburak http://t.co/5SHdJqLP
USNC_UNWomen
September 20, 2011

Using technology to get it done.

@refugees “our goal is to make people feel normal and connected.” Tech allows us to do that in many ways. #socialgood
Notenoughgood
September 20, 2011
There is a misperceptions about social gaming and why not use it for #socialgood @aburak cc:4egood
nicolegornall
September 20, 2011
RT @Notenoughgood: MT @magofyoga: Games of Change: The idea is to create a social change engine. 50+ NGO’s involved in the project ~@aburak #socialgood
grantwell
September 20, 2011
@Refugees – Can You Find Me Now? Refugees United Goes Mobile to Help Reunite Refugees: http://t.co/nswjiyvt #socialgood
mobileactive
September 20, 2011
Technology can help unite refugees. Mobile is the most democratic technology on earth–6M mobiles in Somalia. –@Refugees #socialgood
gatesfoundation
September 20, 2011

Bottom line.

“It’s important to connect and be together for all humanity” A Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR (@Refugees) #socialgood
artforaid
September 20, 2011
.@TheMandyMoore “Results are tangible, measurable,& sustainable” @nothingbutnets #socialgood Watch live: mashable.com/sgs/
USAID
September 20, 2011

Author: Dewita

Co-founder Ecotwist Labs.

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